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The old and the new

A great shot taken with our on-site drone of the working Persimmon brick factory (groundworks completed by Howard Civil Engineering June 2017) and our new package of groundworks and externals for t...

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

We never usually need an excuse to indulge in cake on a Friday in the office but last Friday we also contributed to a good cause. Sophie Henderson from our estimating department, pictured here on t...

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Howard Civil Engineering commences second contract for Wates

Howard Civil Engineering are pleased to be commencing the groundworks for this new hospital in York for Wates this September. In September 2017 Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust ...

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Return to Harworth for Persimmon Homes

The end of September will see us returning to Harworth to carry out the ground works for the second phase of Persimmon Homes's manufacturing facility. A circa 80million brick per annum facility...

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Switching site boots for walking boots

In just a few weeks time one of our Contract Managers, James Page (Jazz), will be switching his site boots for walking boots as he and 2 of his friends take on the Trek to Everest Basecamp Challeng...

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We got out just in time!

We finished the stone cladding to this river wall repair just as the river levels were rising. We knew from experience how volatile the level of the River Ribble in Settle could be. We'd had to...

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Flood alleviation works; 2 years on

2 years on and these flood alleviation works are almost unrecognisable. 25,000m3 of earth was shifted by Howard Civil Engineering with GPS guided dozers to form these 3 interlinking ponds in a fiel...

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Ben Williams - From apprentice to Contracts Manager

Congratulations to Ben Williams having been recently promoted to Contracts Manager. Ben is the result of the successful apprenticeship programme run at Howard Civil Engineering. Ben joined Howa...

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Kirkstall Road RC Frame flying up

Only 6 weeks in and we are pouring the first floor slabs to this RC Frame for Hollycroft Construction in Leeds. The 2 slipform cores flew up to this 10 storey PRS accomodation block in this rapidly...

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A race for the finish for the new A19 Fulford Junction

The view from up here belies the challenges of these S278 Works on the A19, Fulford, York for Persimmon Homes. The A19 is closed for wearing course and road markings next week and as we race toward...

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5th contract for Persimmon Homes commences in Harrogate

A fifth scheme for Persimmon Homes has commenced in Harrogate. These works for the provision of adoptable infrastructure for 233 units alongside a S278 Work package to provide a new filter lane int...

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A bird's eye view of Leeds City College

We've nearly completed our RC Frame for Wates for Leeds City College. These drone shots provide us with a unique prospective of the quality product we have delivered. The footprint, existin...

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Slope stabilization within Scarborough's Futurist Theatre

The highly contentious project to demolish the Futurist theatre and adjoining buildings in Scarborough South Bay and carry out associated slope stabilisation works is underway. Main Contractor,...

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Challenging S278 Works complete in Sheffield

The provision of a new traffic signal controlled junction off the busy Bochum Parkway dual carriageway and associated increased capacity to an adjacent traffic signal controlled roundabout has reac...

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Works commence at York Community Stadium

Howard Civil Engineering commenced with a drainage package for Buckingham Group at York Community Stadium this week. This long-awaited scheme plagued by delays was previously awarded to Main Cont...

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Working through the night in Sheffield

Crews worked through the night during a cold week in January. Surfacing, road markings and slot cutting sub contractors worked together as per our delivery strategy to carry out the final planning ...

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New apartment undercroft parking for Roomzzz in York

Futureproofing against flooding is always a consideration when building in flood plagued York. On a new site for Roomzzz, providers of serviced boutique apartments for short holiday and busine...

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Supporting the WISE campaign for gender balance in science, technology and engineering

Howard Civil Engineering is pleased to support Estimating Assisstant Sophie Henderson in her role as a STEM Ambassador in association with the WISE campaign. WISE promotes the growth in numbers...

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Groundbreaking at New Leeds City College Site

Today the commencement of a new facility for Leeds City College was celebrated with a groundbreaking ceremony officiated by Leeds City College CEO and Principal Colin Booth. Howard Civil Engin...

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Plan, prep and pour at Hull Venue

A birds eye view looking down into the auditorium captures the neat work being carried out by our teams at Hull Venue for BAM Construction. We've pulled off this site for a period to enable Bam...

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Enabling Package to long awaited Five Towns Project, Castleford.

The start of the Five Towns Project has been long awaited by fans, the public and contractors alike. This £135 million investment in the Five Towns area will provide a new 10,000 capacity...

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Section 278 Works awarded in Sheffield

A new retail park is under construction off the A6102 (Bochum Parkway) south of Sheffield city centre on the site of the old Norton College. The site is being developed by St James Securities Limi...

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Water treatment works upgrade in Huddersfield

Spending the summer on an operational sewerage treatment works is not everyone's first choice of site but we are very pleased to be working with Morgan Sindall SWECO Joint Venture on the upgrad...

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9 months on at Persimmon's new brickwork factory

What a difference 9 months makes. The link road is complete, the factory is up, the slabs are progressing across the huge yard. This is Persimmon's new brick factory; a flagship project for...

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Local Praise for Barlby Roundabout

Traffic is now flowing unhindered around this new roundabout on the A19 near Selby. The roundabout, which replaces the notoriously dangerous A19/A163/York Road staggered junction, was built as ...

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Edge Lane Retail Development

Work on this huge £100m redevelopment of Edge Lane Retail Park which will see the opening of 41 new shops and create 3,000 jobs commenced earlier this summer. The site’s owner, The Derw...

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Hull Venue ground works award

Back in December 2015 Hull City Council announced the appointment of BAM Construction to build a new, state-of-the-art music, events and conference centre in the city. Leading construction comp...

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Howard Civil Engineering return to UoY

September sees us returning to the University of York, this time to support Interserve in their £17 million contract to design and build a three-storey development at the University of York&r...

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A19/A163 Barlby Roundabout

Howard Civil Engineering have been awarded a contract by Barratt Homes to construct a new roundabout on the A19/A163 Junction in Barlby, nr Selby. The works will commence in September for a period ...

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New Brick Facility for Persimmon Homes

Work is well under way on our third project this year for Persimmon Homes. This time for their new brick factory; a flagship project for the group on a 14.76 acre site in Harworth, South Yorkshire....

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Flood alleviation works at Germany Beck

Away from the visually impressive sheet piled retaining walls currently being installed adjacent to the A19 into York, Howard Civil Engineering are creating a water meadow; a sculpted flood water c...

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Rudding Park Hotel Extension

The dryer warmer weather of spring is welcomed at Rudding Park where the new spa extension to the hotel is being built amongst the beautiful gardens. Following straight on from our concrete frame p...

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Howard Civil Engineering prepares to commence work at Germany Beck

Last night Howard Civil Engineering commenced their stakeholder liaison programme with representatives of the Fulford Area in preparation for the new junction to be constructed on the A19 into York...

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1000's flock to Leeds Apprenticeship Fair

2,000 students and young people were expected to visit Leed's Apprenticeship Hub's annual Apprenticeship Fair held at the First Direct Arena last night. However, it was a massive succes...

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Centre Stage at Bishop Auckland

Former golf course Flatts Farm, situated in a South Durham loop of the River Wear and overlooked by Auckland Castle, will, by next summer, become home to the most ambitious outdoor theatre constru...

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Investing in the tools of our trade

Further investments have been made by Howard Plant Hire this month. Our sites are soon to see the benefit as our recent considerable order of small tools from Hilti replaces hired equipment. We...

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Howard shifts up a gear in 2016

It's a great start. January 2016 has seen us mobilising to 3 new contracts across the Yorkshire region. The contracts are all for repeat Clients keen to work with Howard Civil Engineering again...

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Investing in the future

Operations Director, Brian Sharkey, and Pre Contracts Manager, Lucie Jones, today visited the Volvo Construction Equipment Support Centre in Immingham to view the company's new plant fleet acqu...

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George Osborne visits the A1L2B site

Last week, following the Chancellor’s launch of the National Infrastructure Commission in York, a body that will ensure that the billions of pounds the Government is to spend on transport lin...

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Howard apprentice nominated in CCISY Awards

We are very pleaseed to announce that one of our apprentices, Ben Mills, has been nominated for 'Young Trainee of the Year' at the Celebrating Construction in South Yorkshire Awards 2015 to...

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A1L2B team receives praise from Highways England Major Project Director

Highways England Major Project Director, Peter Adams, names the A1L2B team his 'best performing team'. Whilst visiting site this week he praised the Principal Contractor Carillion Morga...

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Howard lays the foundation blocks for Leeds children's education

Howard Civil Engineering have secured the civils work package for the biggest free school in the country, the Ruth Gorse Academy This new Government-funded free school is located on derelict la...

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Carr Lodge Academy ready to open its doors to pupils

The Carr Lodge Academy has been constructed from scratch in less than a year and is due to open it's doors to pupils this coming month. It represents the first new primary school to be built in...

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Salford vertical lift bridge

Reinforced concrete works progress at the Salford Vertical Lift Bridge as the towers to the southern side of the Manchester Ship Canal start to climb in the 2nd of 8 lifts taking the towers to thei...

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The new Oasis Academy at Don Valley prepares to welcome their pupils

Howard Civil Engineering have completed their contract at the new Oasis Academy built on the former Don Valley Athletics Stadium. Our works, for Bam Construction, included 1,328m3 reinforced co...

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More work for Howard Civil Engineering as works commence at Bradford Royal Infirmary

In March 2015 Bam Construction was appointed by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to deliver a £20m new three-storey ward block development at Bradford Royal Infirmary. Thi...

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Unique vertical lift bridge award for Howard Civil Engineering

Howard Civil Engineering starts work for Hochteif on the vertical lift bridge across the Manchester Ship Canal. This unique bridge forms part of the Western Gateway Infrastructure Scheme (WGIS)...

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Civils works commence on the Yeadon Care Home

Howard Civil Engineering have commenced works on the civils package at the new Yeadon Care Home. Main Contractor Henry Boot Construction were awarded the scheme in May through the YorBuild Framewor...

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Lucie Jones joins Howard Civil Engineering as Pre Contracts Manager

With over 20 years in the industry from Setting Out Engineer to Senior Estimator, Lucie joins Howard Civil Engineering as Pre Contracts Manager to persue and secure Main Contractor opportunities.

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Howard Civil Engineering awarded site compound package for A160/A180 Immingham Junction

Howard Civil Engineering begins work next month on the provision of the 23,000m2 site compound in readiness for the Costain works to improve the A160/A180 junction in Immingham. The improvement wor...

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