Hard Ings Road - The difference 12 months can make

In April 2019, we commenced work as main contractor on Bradford Council's exciting new Hard Ings Road improvement scheme in Keighley. Upon completion, these improvement works will see the exist...

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HCE raises over £3,000 for LandAid!

Members of the Howard Civil Engineering and Erris Homes team took part in the #QuaranTEN challenge last week, raising a whopping £3,414 for the property charity LandAid! In lieu of the 23...

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New machinery for Howard Plant Hire

Say hello to the newest members of our plant fleet! We’ve recently invested in new machinery to enhance our existing fleet at Howard Plant Hire. We have added 3 and 5 tonne Volvo excavato...

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From Apprentice to Pre-Construction Coordinator

We would like to extend a huge congratulations to Sophie Henderson on having recently being promoted to Pre-Construction Coordinator! Sophie joined Howard Civil Engineering six years ago at the...

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HCE to commence work on congested Bradford junction

Howard Civil Engineering are thrilled to have been awarded a contract to undertake road improvement works to a major junction in Bradford. We were selected as the main contractor by the City of Bra...

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HCE commits to ‘earn and learn’ by joining The 5% Club

Howard Civil Engineering have demonstrated our commitment to developing our workforce by joining The 5% Club, an industry-led initiative focussed on driving momentum into the recruitment of apprent...

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Helping the homeless back into work at HCE

Last summer, Howard Civil Engineering pledged our support to local charity The Howarth Foundation's Business Building Futures initiative, and we are pleased to say we have since employed two of...

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Showing kindness this Mental Health Awareness Week

Pictured: Engineer Declan Conlon proudly displaying a Mental Health Awareness Week poster in his site office. In times like these, kindness is more important than ever - that’s why it&...

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£2.3m groundworks package completed for GMI Construction

We have now completed our extensive groundworks package at Aflex Hose’s new 17,000 sq. m purpose-built manufacturing facility and office blocks at Bradley Business Park, Huddersfield. HCE...

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Foss Park Hospital complete ahead of schedule

Our £2.7m groundworks and external works package at the new Foss Park Hospital in York is now complete! This was our second contract for Wates Group, with work commencing in September 2018 an...

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Apprentice Spotlight: Niall Gaughan, Quantity Surveyor

Upon leaving school last summer, 16 year-old Niall Gaughan knew he did not want to continue his learning in the classroom and instead approached Howard Civil Engineering for an apprenticeship in Qu...

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Praise for Hard Ings Road amid COVID-19 interruptions

We are thrilled to have received praise for our ongoing work at Hard Ings Road amid COVID-19 interruptions by our client, Bradford Council. We are currently undertaking road widening works on t...

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Follow our apprentices as they train

We pride ourselves in taking a long-term approach towards all of our new appointments and aim especially to offer our apprentices permanent positions in the company. Howard Civil Engineering measur...

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Celebrating Women in Construction Week

Women in Construction Week is a wonderful chance to celebrate Howard Civil Engineering’s hard-working women employees and their contributions to the company. This year, we’re proud to h...

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Supporting young women in STEM in our local community

Howard Civil Engineering are thrilled to offer our support to the young women of Team Echo, one of three teams from Skipton Girls’ High School competing in the final round of the national 4x4...

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Apprenticeship Spotlight: Ewam Bromley, Engineer

It’s National Apprenticeship week once again, and this year we’re taking time to celebrate our on-site engineers. 17-year-old Ewan Bromley joined us little over a year ago as an App...

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2019 - our most successful year yet!

It’s been a fantastic year at Howard Civil Engineering! Here’s a look back at our most successful year yet. From navigating constrained city-centre footprints in Leeds city centre t...

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Award-Winning Value Engineering at LCC

Howard Civil Engineering are thrilled to have been awarded Wates’ prestigious Preconstruction Support Highly Commended Award for our work on Leeds City College’s Quarry Hill campus. ...

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Nearing the finish line at Foss Park Hospital

We commenced work at the new Foss Park Hospital in September 2018, and it’s fair to say the site has come a long way in the past year! Having already delivered 1,500m of service trenches,...

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Record H&S performance achieved in September!

Our Health and Safety team are thrilled to report that throughout September 2019, we achieved our highest ever health and safety report across all of our live sites! Taking into consideration s...

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New appointments following dynamic business growth

Left to Right: Paul McGarry, Oliver Downes, Emma Brier, Niall Gaughan We are thrilled to welcome six new employees into the fold as a result of winning multiple new contracts across Yorkshire. ...

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Milestone reached at Hard Ings Road

Another milestone has been reached at our Hard Ings Road site for Bradford Council. Last Friday, we laid the first area of surfacing around Beechcliffe Roundabout in just a single day. The deci...

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Rolling in the Deep with brand new equipment

We’ve four new additions to our growing plant resources! Due to recent awards of several new contracts for our groundworks teams, we are investing in new plant to prepare for what will be a b...

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Pledging support to The Howarth Foundation

Howard Civil Engineering are pleased to announce we have pledged our support to The Howarth Foundation’s Business Building Futures initiative. The Howarth Foundation is an esteemed local ...

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An oar-some day at Bradford Dragon Boat Festival!

Lots of splashing, an electric atmosphere, and an incredible amount of money raised for charity – it can only be Bradford Dragon Boat Festival! This year, Howard Civil Engineering compete...

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How we're investing in on-site safety

We’ve always been committed to improving the health & wellbeing of our operatives here at Howard Civil Engineering. Recently, we've taken this one step further by introducing improved...

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A look back at The Futurist, Scarborough

Over one year later and The Futurist site on Scarborough’s seafront is unrecognisable! The Futurist Theatre in Scarborough was built in 1921 and played host to many world-famous artists &...

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Rowing for victory at Bradford Dragon Boat Festival!

As we undertake roadworks on Hard Ings Road on behalf of Bradford Council, we're also tackling the row-works at Bradford Dragon Boat Festival to raise money for Bradford Hospitals' Charity&...

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HCE awarded ISO 45001 accreditation

Howard Civil Engineering is pleased to announce we have achieved UKAS accredited ISO 45001 certification! Our existing OHSAS 18001 certification gave us a good head start on the upgrade, but in...

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Building Mental Health's Charter, signed!

In light of Mental Health Awareness Week, we are delighted to have signed Building Mental Health’s charter pledging to raising awareness of mental health within the construction industry. ...

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An egg-cellent surprise for children at Airedale Hospital

We were delighted to donate some yummy Easter eggs to children at Airedale Hospital Children’s Ward, Keighley, yesterday. Howard Civil Engineering delivered thirty chocolate eggs to the c...

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University Centre wins a 'Most Considerate Site' Award

We're thrilled to hear the University Centre construction site in Rotherham was awarded one of the 'Most Considerate Sites 2019' at the Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Awa...

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Investing in safeguarding our workforce

Howard Civil Engineering have invested to improve the safeguarding of our workforce and our stakeholders across all our sites. Our employees benefit from face fit testing and PressToCheck RPE t...

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HCE embarks on challenging city-centre project in York

Howard Civil Engineering are thrilled to have been awarded the groundworks package and delivery of RC frames for Hudson Quarter, a new mixed-use development in the centre of York. We were award...

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Works commence on Aflex Hose manufacturing facility

We are very excited to commence works on a new 17,000 sq. m manufacturing facility and office building in Huddersfield for Aflex Hose, a world-leading manufacturer of PTFE-lined flexible hoses. ...

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Apprenticeship Spotlight: Mike Storey, Quantity Surveyor

It’s National Apprenticeship Week, and we’re taking some time to reflect on the success of our apprentice, Michael Storey. Quantity Surveyor Michael Storey joined us almost five yea...

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RC Frame complete on mammoth Leeds development

We have now completed our RC frame on KMRE’s Kirkstall Road development of 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments close to the centre of Leeds. HCE were employed by our new client, Hollycroft Con...

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Building Futures with Wates Group

Howard Civil Engineering were proud to attend Wates Group’s Supply Chain event last week in support of their award-winning Building Futures programme. Our Health and Safety Advisor, Wanda Cur...

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MHFA accreditations for Howards employees

Two team members of Howard Civil Engineering became qualified Mental Health First Aiders last week at CECA’s regional office in Leeds. Pre-Contracts Manager Lucie Jones, also a member of ...

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Supporting apprentices across Yorkshire

Howard Civil Engineering were thrilled to be invited to speak on our dedication to our apprentices at Efficiency North’s ‘Nurturing the Next Generation of Talent’ seminar in Sheff...

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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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