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OFR ranked as one of the UK’s best companies to work for

OFR Consultants has been named in a list of the Best Companies to Work for 2022. The company ranked highly in the lists, earning a place in the top 10 Best Consultancies to work for. OFR was also ranked 41st in the UK-wide overall companies category - making it one of the best businesses to work for in the country.

Lucy Kirkup

HR Director

Expert Industry Uncategorized

Fusing the old and the new

At OFR we are fortunate to work on a range of projects, covering all sectors, geographies – and architectural typologies. Here, our director Andy Passingham talks about the work we have been doing to support museums, galleries and other historic buildings as they undergo sensitive restorations and redevelopments, with safe design principles in mind… 

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OFR shortlisted for a Structural Timber Award

This year's Structural Timber Awards shortlist has been announced - with OFR nominated in the Pioneer category alongside project partners Stora Enso, binderholz group and KLH UK Limited.

Danny Hopkin

Technical Director

Industry News Recruitment

OFR Consultants celebrates with further team growth

Leading fire engineering consultancy OFR has appointed five new colleagues to its UK wide team.

Expert Industry News

Topping out an exciting new development for Google at King’s Cross

Google's new King's Cross office officially reached its 'topping out' milestone this week as the final steel beam was put into place.

Sam Liptrott

Director

Expert Industry News

The International Women in Engineering Day Series: Meet Maisie

23rd June is International Women in Engineering Day and to celebrate, we’re hearing from the great women in our business, as they talk about their careers in this sector. We’re concluding the series with an interview today with our Graduate Fire Engineer Maisie Gleeson. Here, Bath-based Maisie tells us more about establishing her career, and why she didn’t want to be a doctor or a lawyer!

Maisie Gleeson

Graduate Fire Engineer

Expert Industry News

The International Women in Engineering Day Series: Meet Sam

23rd June is International Women in Engineering Day and to celebrate, we’re hearing from the great women in our business, as they talk about their careers in this sector. Today, we meet Sam Bryant who was last year crowned as the Women in Fire Safety Rising Star. Edinburgh-based Sam talks about her childhood love of Lego, and how her passion for seeing the end-product helps her today.

Expert Industry News

The International Women in Engineering Series: Meet Janine

23rd June is International Women in Engineering Day, and to celebrate, we’re hearing from the great women in our business, as they talk about their careers in this sector.  We’re kicking off the series with Janine Kayode. A London-based principal fire engineer, Janine was a 2021 winner of the Women in Fire Safety Awards, and here she talks about her love for the industry, and the challenges she’s faced on her journey… 

Janine Kayode

Principal Fire Engineer

Industry News

We’re working on the University of York’s Student Centre Contest

You may have seen in the architecture press this week that our clients O’Donnell + Tuomey and ADP Architecture have won The University of York’s competition for a ‘landmark’ £35 million student centre. Here our colleague Ryan McCreadie tells us more.

Ryan McCreadie

Director

Expert Industry Research

OFR contributes to evacuation research

ontributing their time to future fire safety and policy, our colleagues Amir and Luis recently volunteered in a high rise evacuation exercise. Here, Luis tells us more.

Industry News

Around the world in 80 ways: Nigeria, Africa

We are proud to serve clients all over the world, with projects spanning a range of countries and architectural types. In this new series, our colleagues will take you on a tour of the world, showcasing some of our work – starting here in Nigeria, where our colleague Ryan McCreadie gives us a brief tour.

Ryan McCreadie

Director

Awards Industry News

We’re proud to work on these award winning schemes

Congratulations to our architect and developer clients who this month have won, and been shortlisted, for RIBA Awards for projects across the UK. The RIBA Awards are some of the most renowned accolades in architecture, and we’re proud to see some OFR projects on the winning lists.

Callum Dyer

Associate

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Supporting the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity

We are proud to be cheering on our colleague Alan Curran - London technical director - who will use his OFR Better Days allowance to embark on a gruelling 210 mile cycle ride from Leitrim to Killarney in just three days! 

Alan Curran

Technical Director

Expert Industry

Global thinking, local application

Our OFR projects span the whole globe, with projects from the UK to Antarctica, Africa, the Middle East and many places in between. Here, our colleague Rich Rankin explains how we uphold our international knowledge, ensuring that we can meet local regulation, no matter the market we are working in.

Richard Rankin

Design Director

Expert Industry

Meta checks in at King’s Cross Hub

The end of March saw the Royal opening of global tech giant, Meta’s incredible new space at Kings Cross – a project officially opened by HRH The Prince of Wales and The...

Matthew Arnott

Fire Engineer

Expert Industry

Fire and Smoke Modelling Lecture: giving back to academic community

Members of our team were invited to share their industry knowledge, experience and insight at a lecture at the University of Edinburgh last week. Former student and OFR colleague, Ieuan Rickard along with Andrew...

Ieuan Rickard

Senior Fire Engineer