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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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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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The foundations of an education laid by Howard Civil Engineering in Doncaster

Howard Civil Engineering are pleased to have made a start on another educational facility. The civils package to this brand new school in Doncaster was let by Wilmott Dixon, the Main Contractor for...

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Don Valley School Contract

Bam have awarded Howard Civil Engineering Ltd the groundwork and externals contract for the new Don Valley school, based on the site of the now demolished Don Valley Stadium. The £17m super s...

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Goole Academy Contract

After a lengthy period of negotiation HCE were finally successful in securing the contract for the groundworks for the extension to the Goole Academy. The works involved a refurb of the existing bu...

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Prince Edward School

On the back of securing the Goole Academy, HCE were also successful in securing the Prince Edward Primary School in Sheffield. This new state of the art school will replace the existing school whic...

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Sheffield Fire Stations Contract

To continue the successful partnership HCE have experienced with Bam, they have been awarded the contract for the groundworks at Birley and Parkwood Fire Stations in Sheffield. Work commences in Se...

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Surfacing Division

To meet customer requirements and highlight the increased skill base and product diversification through Howards, we are pleased to announce the formation of a Surfacing Division. The focus for the...

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Howard support apprentice scheme

Reflecting the continued growth of Howard Civil Engineering over the past 10 years, further investment has been made in a number of apprentices across the business. An apprentice has been deployed ...

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Victoria Gate

HCE have been awarded a £3m contract to support Sir Robert McAlpine on the prestigious new retail development in Leeds City Centre. The project involved over 30 retail outlets including a Joh...

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A1 Contract

Following the success of the A19 project which represented the first project for the Highways Agency, HCE have managed to secure the road widening works on the 20km stretch of the A1 between Leemin...

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A19 Contract

As part of the Company’s growth Strategy one key objective was to identify and secure traditional Civils projects. A key driver of this was the government’s announcement it was to spend...

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Howard Expand and Move into New Office Space

Due to continued year on year growth over the past 10 years Howard’s have bought new premises to accommodate the ever expanding team of management and administration. The new offices will rep...

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Howard Secures Achilles Accreditation

Earlier this month HCE were successful in securing Achilles Accreditation. This latest accreditation will help HCE increase their client base as it is recognised across the industry and will enable...

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Michael Howard Accepted for Goldman Sachs High Growth Business Programme

Following the successful completion of the Goldman Sachs Small Business Award, Michael has been accepted to join the High Growth Business Programme at Oxford University. The first course has been i...

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Gary Lumby MBE Joins Howard Board as Non Exec Director

HCE are delighted to announce the appointment of Gary as a non-executive director of Howards. Gary has a successful record of managing a range of businesses and we are sure this experience will add...

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Howard Commence its SHEQ Biannual Event

Recognising the importance of Health and Safety within the Construction Industry, HCE are proud to announce the commencement of their Bi-annual SHEQ event. The event involves all Management and Eng...

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Howards launch Surfacing Division

Howards have set up a Sufacing division to complement its traditional Civil Engineering Business. Due to continued growth Howards have set up the division to improve efficiencies and reduce costs....

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Vinci award Howards groundworks package at York University

Howards have been awarded the groundworks package for the initial phase of the redevelopment of The Department of Chemistry. This initial phase will cost 6.5million, although the University wil...

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Debenhams Distribution Centre

McLaren contstruction have awarded the groundworks package for the new Debenhams Distribution centre in Selby to Howard Civil Engineering Ltd. Debenhams is taking a 667,000 sq ft warehouse unit...

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Health & Safety Forums

To demonstrate our commitment to Zero Harm initiatives, Howards have launched a bi-annual Health and Safety Forum. The sessions which have been designed by our Health & Safety Manager Andy Raft...

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Howards partner with Sir Ropbert McAlpine

Howard Civil Engineering will be supporting Sir Robert McAlpine for the first time on the new state of the art York Sports Village on the Heslington East campus expansion. The 9m project will f...

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Howards support Kirklees Council Community Initiative

Howard Civil Engineering took time time out of their busy schedule to support Wates Construction in a Kirklees Council community initiative. Howard Civil Engineering provided resources, plant a...

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CIoB Diploma

Howards are delighted to announce that two of two employees, Thomas Barrett and Chris Foote have successfully completed their Diploma’s in Construction Management. Despite working on a full t...

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