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Forrest hands over Queens Court Development

Forrest has delivered the final apartment on its new-build residential development project, Queens Court, in Widnes, ready for residents to move in.

The 17 one and two-bed apartments were designed by local architect Denovo Design and constructed by Forrest following its appointment to the project by Halton Housing Trust.


Forrest appointed to deliver X1 Eastbank

Forrest has been selected by X1 for phase one of X1 Eastbank, a 310 luxury apartment multi-phase project in Manchester. Phase one, an eight-storey apartment building directly off Great Ancoats Street, starts on-site in March with completion due summer 2016.


Forrest Directors Become Apprentices for the Day

Directors from Forrest have spent a day shadowing the company’s apprentices as part of a week-long series of activity for National Apprenticeship Week (9-13 March).

It’s ‘Apprentice for a Day’ initiative saw chief executive officer, Lee McCarren, become a trainee joiner and operational support director, Kingsley Thornton, an apprentice plumber.


Forrest wins Mersey Tunnel Ground Mounted Solar PV Project

Forrest has been appointed by Merseytravel to deliver a £82,000 ground-mount solar PV project at the mouth of the Kingsway tunnel on Ford Street in Liverpool.

The 70 kW system is comprised of a 280 solar panel array over 1,200 sq m. It will generate electricity for the 2.4 km tunnel, which lies under the River Mersey connecting Liverpool with Wallasey. Forrest will begin the installation in March with completion expected within three weeks.


Forrest completes £1.5m solar installation for United Utilities

Forrest has completed a £1.5 million solar panel installation at Fleetwood Water Treatment Works (WTW) on behalf of United Utilities.

The project saw Forrest install a 1.32 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) system covering the roofs of four commercial buildings at the site, equating to one and a half football pitches.


BGreen pledges signed

First Choice Homes Oldham invited local public sector partners to commit to six pledges to jointly improve neighbourhoods in the BGreen areas of Oldham.

BGreen is a co-operative partnership between First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO), Oldham Council, British Gas, NHS Oldham and Forrest and has two clear aims. The first is physical improvements to homes and the environment in the St Mary’s and Coldhurst wards and the second is to address some of the wider social issues in the area including health and wellbeing, education, training, and employment opportunities.


Contour Homes Transforming Macclesfield with Town Centre Apartments

Contour Homes is helping to breathe new life into Macclesfield town centre – by transforming empty commercial premises into modern affordable apartments.

The housing development on Queen Victoria Street has proved so popular with potential tenants that each of the four one-bedroom flats was let within days.


Forrest to open new North East office following appointment to Anchor agreement worth up to £350M

Social housing contractor Forrest has been appointed by Anchor under one of its new long term agreements for planned works which could be worth nationally up to £350 million.

Anchor is England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for the over 55s and, following the appointment, Forrest is now set to open a new office in Newcastle.


Lee McCarren discusses the recent NCHA Framework in 24 Housing

Lee McCarren, CEO at Forrest, discusses the specialist social housing contractor’s recent appointment to the £100m, four-year Nottingham Community Housing Association framework in 24 Housing.