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Forrest completes phase one of £11m X1 Eastbank development

Forrest has completed construction of the £11 million first phase of X1 Eastbank scheme.

The eight-storey building, directly off Great Ancoats street, features 111 buy-to-let high-specification one, two and three bed apartments, which have been sold entirely off-plan.

Forrest’s completion of phase one at X1 Eastbank is the first of three schemes the business will deliver for X1, in contracts totalling £55.5 million.


Forrest completes redevelopment for the University of Leeds

Contractor Forrest has completed a programme of remodelling and refurbishment works for the University of Leeds.

After winning the project following a competitive tender in May, Forrest has now completed an internal refurbishment of the University’s Liberty Building, which houses the Faculty of Law and Head of School’s office.


Forrest returns to South Africa to help make a difference

Forrest is heading to South Africa for the third year in a row to carry out improvement works at two local orphanages supported by The Footprints Foundation.

The company’s team of 12 construction specialists, including chief executive Lee McCarren, will fly out to Johannesburg for a week long programme of works on the 1st October.


Forrest completes £2.8m development of affordable homes

Forrest has completed the £2.8m development of affordable homes for Yorkshire Housing at Lamb Lane in Monk Bretton, Barnsley.

The company, based in Bolton, constructed 24 two and three bedroom family homes and bungalows on the site of a disused library, and will provide good-quality low cost homes in a popular area.


Forrest wins £20m contract with X1

Forrest has been appointed by X1 to deliver its £20.1 million new build private rented sector (PRS) scheme – a 19-storey tower in Salford Quays.

The development, X1 The Gateway, will consist of 191 luxury one and two bedroom apartments, with views overlooking the Quays and Manchester city centre from its location on Trafford Road.


Forrest recognised for demonstrating outstanding Social Responsibility

Forrest has been successful at the BVCA North West Awards, winning the award in the ‘Social Responsibility Team of the Year’ category.

As the North West winner, they will be entered into the national final to compete against winners in other regions, set to be announced on 8th December.


Forrest Appointed to £725 Million Frameworks

Contractor Forrest has been appointed to three new-build frameworks across the north, collectively worth up to £725 million over four years.

Forrest’s appointment to the Innovation Chain North West framework, valued at £500 million, will involve construction of residential-led developments across the north for a number of housing groups including Great Places. Forrest is one of eight contractors appointed to all three lots and contracts are expected to be in excess of £1.5m each.


Bolton Council Appoints Local Contractor to Install Solar PV

Bolton Council has appointed Forrest to install solar panels across four community buildings, including three care homes, in a move to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions.

The photovoltaic (PV) systems have been installed by the Bolton-based contractor at Winifred Kettle Community Care Centre in Westhoughton, Wilfred Geere House in Farnworth, Laburnum Lodge Care Home and Leverhulme Sports Centre. The buildings, all energy intensive facilities with high levels of electricity consumption, were selected following an energy review of Bolton Council corporate properties by Forrest.


Build Ordsall

In partnership with LPC Living, Salford City Council, Salford College and Benchmark Building Supplies we are giving young people from Salford an insight into the construction industry.

The initiative, called ‘Build Ordsall’, commenced earlier this month with initial taster sessions which saw two of our apprentices assist and share their experience and career progression. The candidates actively learnt more about the wide range of roles within the industry and completed mini tasks from bricklaying to cabinet making.


Forrest is a Gold Award Winner… Again

Forrest has been successful, once again, in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2016.

The company, based in Bolton, achieved its eight consecutive Gold Medal award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).