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New Labs in Oxford
New Labs in Oxford

FDG are delighted to have been appointed as Architects to Oxford BioMedica, for the refurbishment and conversion of their newly purchased building in Oxford, into state of the art pharmaceutical research laboratories and associated offices.

FDG welcomes Janine Hames
FDG welcomes Janine Hames

Janine Hames has joined FDG as the new Head of their Interior Design Department. This follows 12 years at  the healm of her successful consultancy specialising in high end residential fit-out, with 6 years spent in the Middle East. Tim Bramley will move to a new role to promote the company's increasing knowledge in sustainable, low carbon interior design. 

Construction work progress at Ansty
Construction work progress at Ansty

Watch the latest aerial video of construction work progressing on the latest buildings by FDG, at Ansty Park in the West Midlands. These buildings will compliment the highly successful Manufacturing Technology Centre completed in 2011.


Topping-Out Ceremony
Topping-Out Ceremony

30th June - FDG attend the 'topping-out' ceremony for their timber framed 'zero carbon' chemistry laboratory, on site at the University of Nottingham's Jubilee Campus.

MIF
MIF

Planning Approval has been obtained for The Material Innovation Factory at the University of Liverpool, with a start on site scheduled for September 2014 
http://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news/archive/16123-materials-innovation-factory-gets-go-ahead.html

Nottingham University webcam
Nottingham University webcam

Construction work at Nottingham University's ‘Zero Carbon’ Centre for Sustainable Chemistry progresses rapidly with the erection of the main timber frame and 2 of the unique ventilation stacks. Great webcam at http://128.243.66.90/cgi-bin/guestimage.html

Golden Gate Housing Trust Offices Opened
Golden Gate Housing Trust Offices Opened

The new 20,000 sq ft headquarters for Golden Gates Housing Trust (GGHT) in Warrington city centre, designed by The Fairhursts Design Group, has officially been opened by Warrington Mayor, Peter Carey. Developed on a brownfield site next to Bank Park, the £3m project involved the construction of a Cat B, three storey office block, which will be home to 180 GGHT staff previously located at various locations in Warrington.

Space Technology Centre
Space Technology Centre

Fairhursts secures planning permission for Space Technology Centre, at the Harwell Oxford Science Campus. The facility, being developed on behalf of the Science and Technology Facilities Council, will form part of the wider UK Space Gateway masterplan at Harwell and will provide a new home for the RAL Space Directorate, making them the premier facility for space instrument construction in Europe.

Success for FDG Client Services - University of Salford
Success for FDG Client Services - University of Salford

FDG Client Services have been appointed on the new £55m Gateway Project announced by the University of Salford. The commission is for the duration of the 19 month construction period, to be undertaken by BAM Construction.

 

FAIRHURSTS 'AT HOME' 2014
FAIRHURSTS 'AT HOME' 2014

FDG annual 'At Home' event Tuesday 4th February 2014. We look forward to meeting all of our guests!

Materials Innovation Factory, Liverpool University
Materials Innovation Factory, Liverpool University

See the latest CGI fly through movie of our design for MIF at Liverpool University - follow the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUpPVqewq4c


Waitrose Northwich opens
Waitrose Northwich opens

H2O Urban, has completed the first phase of Hayhurst Quay in Northwich, a 4.6 acre scheme designed by FDG, with the opening of a new 27,000 sq ft Waitrose supermarket.

High Tea with the Malaysian Prime Minister's Department
High Tea with the Malaysian Prime Minister's Department

FDG receive personal invitation to attend High Tea with the Malaysian Prime Minister's Department in Manchester on 28th October 2013. This followed a highly successful networking event with fashion icon Jimmy Choo, earlier in the year at the London Fashion Week.  

AJ Awards Shortlist
AJ Awards Shortlist

 

FDG scheme for Robinsons Brewery Visitor centre in Stockport shortlisted for the AJ Retrofit Awards 2013, in the Cultural Buildings category.

Carbon Neutral Lab -
Carbon Neutral Lab -

Fairhursts are pleased to announce The GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry at The University of Nottingham has been granted planning permission. Live link to webcam coming soon!

FDG feature  in Broadcast Magazine
FDG feature in Broadcast Magazine

FDG feature in Little Guide to Studios, a supplement of Broadcast Magazine, alongside Pinewood and Elstree Studios, as Studio Design Specialists

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry wins Construction Project of the Year
Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry wins Construction Project of the Year

FDG are pleased to announce that the new Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry, has won Construction Project of the Year at the Insider West Midlands Property Dinner. The judges were highly impressed with this project saying “FDG designed a proud, impressive building that made a statement about the region’s industrial future, which was delivered to budget and on time”.


University of Bradford
University of Bradford

FDG are pleased to announce that following a highly competitive bidding process, they have been appointed to an Architects Framework by the University of Bradford. As with all our other Higher Education frameworks around the country, we look forward to working with the University over the coming years and furthering their ‘Ecoversity Vision’

Latest FDG international project achieves completion in the Far East
Latest FDG international project achieves completion in the Far East

New pedestrian footbridge designed by FDG opens in the city of Dalian, China.

Lecture Theatre refurbishment -  Renold Building at University of Manchester
Lecture Theatre refurbishment - Renold Building at University of Manchester

FDG are pleased to see the culmination of their work for the newly refurbished lecture theatres at The Renold Building for The University of Manchester together with the completely refurbished Rock Cafe - all just in time for the new 2012/2013 academic intake

Northwich Marina achieves planning approval
Northwich Marina achieves planning approval

Planning permission has been granted for Fairhursts scheme design in Northwich Marina.The development will be delivered by H20, a joint venture between British Waterways and Bloc. http://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news/archive/11762-waitrose-plans-for-northwich-approved.html

Carbon Neutral Laboratory
Carbon Neutral Laboratory

GlaxoSmithKline announce new Carbon Neutral Laboratory, with concept designs by FDG, to be built at the University of Nottingham's Jubilee Campus. http://www.gsk.com/media/pressreleases/2012/2012-pressrelease-1061692.htm

Queen and Duke of Edinburgh open MediaCityUK
Queen and Duke of Edinburgh open MediaCityUK

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh opened the Studio Building and University of Salford's Media Facility on 23rd March 2012. Both FDG designs.

 

MAJOR MASTERPLANNING PROJECT
MAJOR MASTERPLANNING PROJECT

Fairhursts have been commissioned to design a 400 hectare Theme Park and Leisure Resort in the Delta State of Nigeria.

MIPIM 09
MIPIM 09

Fairhursts recently attended MIPIM, supporting Marketing Manchester, in Cannes which was a much reduced and worthwhile event. The follow up is demonstrating increasing long term investment in the North West through commissioned Masterplanning studies and property portfolio reassessment.

Ashley Primary School
Ashley Primary School

FDG’s exemplar sustainable design for Ashley Primary School in Walton-on-Thames is set to achieve BREEAM ‘Outstanding’
Winner of Design My Learning Space Live at the 2010 Building Schools Exhibition

St Pauls 130,000sq.ft office development
St Pauls 130,000sq.ft office development

FDG commissioned to undertake Client Representative services for the prestigious St Pauls 130,000 sq.ft office development in Liverpool.

Grow on facility
Grow on facility

FDG have been appointed to design the new ‘Grow on Facility’ for NWDA at their existing Daresbury Science and Innovation Centre. This will be a BREEAM 'Excellent' building.

Liverpool Science Centre
Liverpool Science Centre

FDG are commissioned for Liverpool Science Centre, which will provide commercial research facilities in Speke.

Royal Eye hospital
Royal Eye hospital

FDG have been appointed as Technical Advisors for the Royal Eye Hospital, for extension and refurbishment works of their Grade II listed building in Manchester.

Client Rep services
Client Rep services

FDG have been commissioned to undertake Client Representative services for the prestigious new Co-op HQ in Manchester.

The Headrow
The Headrow

Broad Gate, 22-26 The Headrow at Leeds has received the National Award in the 2010 BCO Awards for Refurbished and Recycled Workplace. The judges believe that ‘the transformation from a tired department store to a quality city-centre office is inspirational’.

Holiday Inn hotel
Holiday Inn hotel

MediaCityUK Holiday Inn hotel now open for business following the full implementation of FDG Interiors fit-out scheme.

New studio building
New studio building

The new Studio Building at MediaCityUK has received the ‘Best Commercial Building’ at the Salford Good Design Awards.

Topping out ceremony
Topping out ceremony

On Thursday 14 July The Fairhursts Design Group attended the ‘topping out’ ceremony at the new £38m Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst project. This FDG designed project is hoped to provide the ‘Catalyst’ for bioscience research at Stevenage. The ceremony was attended by the Minister for Science, see the below article:

http://www.thecomet.net/news/business/stevenage_science_park_the_heart_of_industry_minister_says_1_964052

Sir Howard Bernstein
Sir Howard Bernstein

On Thursday 14 July The Fairhursts Design Group were pleased to welcome over 125 guests to a party to celebrate the official opening of their new Head Office at 55 King Street in Manchester. The guest of honour was Sir Howard Bernstein who spoke about Fairhursts' long and illustrious history in Manchester and wished them a prosperous future in working throughout the UK and Europe, as well as new ventures in the UAE, Pakistan and China.

The Prime Minister
The Prime Minister

THE Prime Minister visited the FDG designed building and hailed Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus as a key to future economic growth as he launched the new Government Enterprise Zone at the development.

http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/whereilive/9202460.Prime_Minister_praises_Daresbury_science_park/

Coventry's multi-million pound Manufacturing Technology Centre
Coventry's multi-million pound Manufacturing Technology Centre

Coventry's multi-million pound Manufacturing Technology Centre will officially open next month after more than a year of building work. Staff have finally moved into the long-awaited FDG designed facility at Ansty Park, which is the result of a £40 million joint investment from Advantage West Midlands and the East Midlands Development Agency.

http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/2011/08/17/coventry-s-40m-manufacturing-technology-centre-set-to-open-92746-29251208/

University of Salford
University of Salford

Fairhursts are pleased to announce that the University of Salford has opened its doors to students at MediaCity. The £18m fit out includes HD TV Studios, Radio Studios, Performance Spaces and a wide variety of editing, post production suites and teaching spaces.

The opening is being covered by a large number of local and national media outlets, the following links are a select few.

http://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news/archive/10214-salford-university-s-media-city-base-completed.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-15166950

http://www.manchesterconfidential.co.uk/Property/University-of-Salford-Opens-At-MediaCity

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/the-northerner/2011/oct/03/mediacityuk-salford-university-google?newsfeed=true