Focus Consultants is undertaking multiple roles at a student accommodation scheme being built on the site of the former Dagfa School in Beeston, Nottingham.

The former independent school in Broadgate, which was based round the 18th Century house, closed in 2016 and is being developed by Cassidy Group Nottingham Ltd. The scheme started on site last Summer and is set to complete on schedule in August ready for the start of the 2019 academic year.

Focus Consultants is acting as quantity surveyor and employer’s agent on the project to create three new student accommodation blocks which will provide 217 student beds. Being constructed by J Tomlinson Ltd, the accommodation is a mix of 12-bed townhouses and cluster flats.

Focus, which is based at Phoenix Business Park, Nottingham, is also the project manager, quantity surveyor and principal designer for the conversion and refurbishment of the Grade II Dagfa House into 19 student studios.

Senior project manager at Focus, Joanne Hardwicke, said: “The site of the former Dagfa School is on the doorstep of the University of Nottingham campus and Beeston town centre, and this scheme will provide fantastic new student accommodation.

“Focus Consultants works on developments across the East Midlands and the UK, in many sectors, but it is very pleasing to be involved in a scheme such as this in our home city.”

Focus Consultants, which also has offices in Leicester, London, Newark and Boston, offers a range of professional services to the property and construction sector, including building surveying, project management and sustainable development support.

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