Focus Consultants has been appointed to project manage a key scheme for Cambridgeshire Constabulary.
The company is spearheading the development of a new sexual assault referral centre (SARC) being created at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, near Huntingdon.
The contract was awarded via the Eastern Shires Purchasing Framework and is the latest ‘blue light’ scheme that Nottingham-based Focus Consultants has been appointed on.
Work is due to get on site shortly at Hinchingbrooke Hospital and involves refurbishing a former hospital ward to create a special unit for investigating sexual assaults in a joint project for the police and the NHS. The one-storey building is undergoing a complete re-fit, with the installation of special areas for adults and children, as well as counselling rooms, lounges and showering facilities.
The project represents an £850,000 investment.
Focus, which has its headquarters at Phoenix Business Park, Nottingham, and offices in Leicester, London, and Boston and Aubourn in Lincolnshire, is project managing the scheme, as well as providing building surveying and design services.
Partner at Focus Consultants Keith Butler said: “This project requires specialist skills, due to the sensitive nature of the work that will be undertaken there. Focus is very pleased to be taking such an important role in this improvement and redevelopment for the police in Cambridgeshire, which is the latest in a number of projects we have been involved in for the emergency services.”
Focus offers a range of services to the property and construction industry, including building surveying, quantity surveying, project management, and sustainable development support.
The company also specialises in funding and economic development including area regeneration strategies, funding applications, economic impact appraisals, business plans, and research and evaluation.  Since 1994 Focus has also secured for clients more than £953 million of grants for projects and businesses across the UK and delivered more than £1.3 billion worth of projects and programmes – making it one of the most successful businesses of its kind in the country.
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