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Forrest Appointed to Southern Water’s Renewable Energy Framework

Southern Water has appointed contractor Forrest as sole contractor to a five year renewable energy framework to install solar panels across their portfolio of sites.

Forrest’s specialist Energy division will undertake the design, supply, installation, operation and maintenance of ground and roof mounted solar PV systems. This is part of Southern Water’s wider plan to increase the amount of renewable energy it produces.


Forrest completes energy generation system for University of Bradford

Contractor Forrest has completed the design and installation of a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system for the University of Bradford.

Work under the collaborative project included the installation of two 140kW engines in the University’s JB Priestley Library and Phoenix North East building, work to the existing boiler flue, flue support systems and multiple building roofs.


Forrest Secures New Funding

Forrest has concluded a refinancing package that will support the business in delivering a strong £600m order book.


Forrest finishes Hulton Square homes for LPC Living

Salford-based developer LPC Living has completed the final phase of its Hulton Square project in Ordsall, with the construction of 99 homes by contractor Forrest.

Designed by Manchester-based architects, MPSL, the houses have been built on a site overlooking Ordsall Park, and are made up of a mix of townhouses together with one, two and three bedroom apartments.


Forrest appointed to Durham University’s £150m contractor panel

Forrest has been named as one of the selected partners to deliver a programme of minor repair and new build works for Durham University.

The preferred contractors have been split into two panels, one governing a term service contract for jobs up to £1m and a framework contract for works from £500,000- £4m.

The Bolton based contractor is one of the eight partners to undertake projects with a value of £500k to £4m over the four year framework.


Forrest completes development of affordable rental homes for Plus Dane Housing

Bolton-based contractor Forrest has completed the development of 23 homes for affordable rent in north Liverpool for Plus Dane Housing.

The development in Everton Brow features a mix of two-bedroom houses and one-bedroom flats, located on a newly-created road called Yeoman Close.


Forrest wins National BVCA Award for outstanding Social Responsibility

Forrest has been successful at the National British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) Awards, picking up the award for the ‘Social Responsibility Team of the Year’.

After being successful at the North West awards in September 2016, the company was entered into the national final to compete against winners in other regions.


Forrest Completes School Solar Power Installation

Contactor Forrest has completed the installation of a roof mounted solar energy system for Parrs Wood High School in East Didsbury.


Forrest completes development of affordable homes for RBH

Eleven Rochdale families are settling into their new RBH homes, following the completion of 11 affordable rent houses on Queens Drive in Kirkholt, Rochdale.

Bolton-based contractor Forrest constructed the homes in partnership with RBH to meet a clear housing need for two-bedroomed homes in the Kirkholt area.


Forrest appointed to University of Manchester Framework

Forrest has been named as one of the selected contractors to be appointed to The University of Manchester’s £175 million Construction Works Framework.

The Bolton based contractor is one of the four partners to undertake projects with a value of £1m to £4m over the four year framework. The works called off in individual contracts will cover refurbishment and new build schemes for buildings in the University estate, including teaching spaces, public buildings and student accommodation.