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A look back at The Futurist

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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Celebrating our employees on International Women's Day

Happy International Women’s Day! We’re celebrating the many female members of our team here at Howard Civil Engineering today, but we caught up with our Assistant Estimator, Sophie ...

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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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National Apprenticeship Week - The Journeys of Two Quantity Surveyors

It’s National Apprenticeship Week, and we’re taking some time to reflect on the successes of our apprentices both in our offices and on-site. Quantity Surveyor Michael Storey joined...

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RC Frame completed on mammoth Kirkstall Road 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, Wan...

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Mental Health First Aid 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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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 Leeds' 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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