News - 2015

CSC project wins Award
CSC project wins Award

The GlaxoSmithKline Centre for Sustainable Chemistry at Nottingham University has won 'Best Sustainable Building on a Brownfield Site' at the Brownfield Briefing Awards. Due to complete next year, the facility will serve as a hub to catalyse new collaborations with industry.

Ansty Fly By
Ansty Fly By

Watch the latest site aerial video over the now completed development of the Manufacturing Technology Centre and associated buildings, all by FDG, at Ansty in the East Midlands.


Apex Phase 2, University of Liverpool
Apex Phase 2, University of Liverpool

FDG are delighted to be part of the succesful Team Apex, that achieved handover of the second phase of the University of Liverpool's new £35m, 12,000sq.m research laboratory on time and within budget.

BIM collaboration with University of Cambridge
BIM collaboration with University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge utilises FDG Capella project & BIM model as their exemplar BIM scheme. See http://www.em.admin.cam.ac.uk/developing-estate/building-information-modelling-bim

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

FDG is pleased to announce that RAL Space at the Harwell Science Campus in Oxfordshire is now open! Designed by our specialist complex laboratories team, the £22m centre will test satellites prior to being sent to space as well as housing the largest and most sophisticated space design, production and research facilities in Europe. RAL Space was opened by Science Minister Jo Johnson in July 2015 in the company of a senior team from the European Space Agency.

Pretty Muddy Race
Pretty Muddy Race

Congratulations to our team of Fairmaidens, after completing the gruelling muddy assault course at Heaton Park and raising over £200 for Cancer Research.  

'Pretty Muddy' Race - Charity Run
'Pretty Muddy' Race - Charity Run

Come and support Fairhursts ‘Fairmaidens’ take part in the Pretty Muddy 5k Race for Life, at Heaton Park on Saturday 11th July at 4pm. Money will be raised in aid of Cancer Research. http://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/types-of-event/pretty-muddy/index.html

Award Shortlisted
Award Shortlisted

FDG is part of the project team that has been shortlisted for the 2015 North West LABC Building Excellence Awards for the new Golden Gates Housing Trust Headquarters at bank Park, Warrington in the category 'Best Large Commercial Building'

ARC Handover
ARC Handover

The latest FDG designed building at the Ansty Manufacturing Technology Park  in the East Midlands, was successfully handed over on Friday 23rd January 2015. The Aerospace Research Centre (ARC) Building will provide 9100sq.m of secure workshop space and ancillary support accommodation, allowing for multi-tenant use under the operational administration of the MTC.  

Planning Approval
Planning Approval

Burnley Innovation Park, made up of 130,000sq.ft of manufacturing and office space in Burnley's Knowledge Quarter has been granted detailed planning permission. A start on site is expected later this year. Units of between 1,000sq.ft and 30,000sq.ft will be available. The Master plan was designed by The Fairhursts Design Group. See more at http://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news/archive/17707-trebor-wins-vision-park-consent.html