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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 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

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

Industry

Helping the Mayor of London and GLA move into their new home

The Mayor of London’s much anticipated move to London’s Royal Docks completed just over a week ago thanks to support from OFR colleagues in London, with a stellar team that comprised Project Director...

Amir Karim

Principal Fire Engineer

Expert Industry

Conversations Series 1: Modern Design Methods for External Fire Spread

Welcome to our Conversations Series. As an important part of encouraging our graduates and engineers to undertake internal research and develop concepts for new ideas, they present and discuss their insights and personal observations...

Jamie Crum

Fire Engineer

Industry

Top marks for our latest project in Oxford

This is the completed Levine Building – a substantial new development set in the heart of Trinity College’s historic site in central Oxford. Working alongside my OFR colleagues in London, I was...

Amir Karim

Principal Fire Engineer

Industry

Helping SMES thrive in this new enterprise zone

My colleagues and I in the OFR Leeds team have just completed work on an exciting project in Goole, East Riding. The Goole Business Centre and Innovation Hub is a brand-new venue in...

Laura Smith

Senior Fire Engineer

Expert Industry

An updated look for our growing brand

This week saw us unveil a refreshed brand and a new website, with a new aesthetic that helps reflect our growing business. Here, our founder Simon Lay talks us through our company’s journey, and our updated look.

Simon Lay

Director