• Supporting the mental health needs of colleagues in construction

    Our colleague and Technical Director Alan is once again training up to support the Lighthouse Club Charity. As part of the Glencar team, he will be using his OFR Better Days leave allocation to cycle a challenging 210 miles from Leitrim to Killarney in just three days next month to raise funds and awareness of mental health amongst construction workers and their families. 

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  • Protecting our planet on Earth Day, and every day

    This year’s #EarthDay takes place on 22 April and will be highlighting the many ways we can all help to protect the planet through our work and actions. This year’s theme focuses on ending plastics for the sake of human and planetary health by demanding a 60% reduction in the production of all plastics by 2040.  Here our colleague Daniel Codd takes a look at a number of OFR’s initiatives that demonstrate our commitment to the sustainable use of timber across projects internationally.

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  • Supporting Farming, Family, Therapy and Legacy for Bath-based Youth Charity

    Our team, led by Principal Fire Engineer, Alex Farrelly-Waters has been supporting Jamie’s Farm – an amazing youth charity – to develop its newest site just outside of Bath.

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  • Supporting women in engineering

    OFR Consultants has today announced its sponsorship of SheCanEngineer – a non-profit diversity, equity and inclusion initiative dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of female engineers and achieving gender parity.

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  • International Womens Day: “We’re creating an environment in which everyone can flourish”

    It’s International Women’s Day, a celebration of women’s achievements and a day that flies the flag for creating a better, more inclusive world. At OFR, we strive to embody these values by fostering an environment where everyone has the opportunity to shine. Here, our People Director, Lucy Kirkup, shares her perspectives.

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  • The Paper Garden makes the 2024 MacEwan Shortlist

    We’re thrilled to see our pro bono work listed on the RIBA Journal 2024 MacEwen Award Shortlist – an accolade that celebrates architecture with a civic purpose.

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  • Even better days – more OFR colleagues support good causes

    Colleagues in Scotland supported The Conservation Volunteers (TVC) this week – a charity organising and managing conservation projects all over the UK. In this article, our colleague Lewis Strachan tells us more about supporting the organisation at a site in Glasgow as part of our Better Days offering.

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  • Contributing to clearer rivers in Bath

    Our OFR colleagues in Bath recently took time out of their days to support the Bristol Avon Rivers Trust (BART), an organisation dedicated to putting healthy rivers at the heart of community life. The team joined the scheme as part of our Better Days programme, an OFR initiative which enables all of our colleagues to support causes that are important to them – by providing an allocated day of paid leave each year. In this article our colleague Rhys Williams tells us more

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  • The Paper Garden in pictures

    This month, we celebrated the completion of The Paper Garden, a new community project for London which has see the transformation of a former car park into a 200m2 classroom and ecology garden – a collaborative seedbed in which to nurture creativity. Here our colleague Liam Caddy shares some of the pictures and highlights. 

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  • Collaborative Creation – The Paper Garden at Canada Water

    On behalf of British Land, we have been supporting the ongoing progress of the Canada Water masterplan across various elements of the project. Here our design director Jack Wilshaw tells us more about a very special, sustainability project.

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