£5m project complete at prestigious York development

Howard Civil Engineering are pleased to have delivered a £5m package at a prestigious new mixed-use development in the heart of York. Hudson Quarter is a contemporary 162,000² site c...

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HCE secure places on £400m national framework

Howard Civil Engineering are pleased to announce that we have been awarded several places on the North East Procurement Organisation’s (NEPO) Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Works framew...

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An egg-cellent surprise for Yorkshire children's wards!

Children at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Bradford Royal Infirmary and Barnsley Hospital were given an egg-cellent surprise this Easter thanks to our Gateway 36 and Greengate Junction teams!...

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Water dilemma! Historic bridges reconstructed despite setbacks

Snow, flooding, and live watercourses – those were just some of the challenges our Cogden Beck site team overcame as they reconstructed two bridges in Swaledale this winter! After their c...

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Women in Construction Week: Abbie and Chloe-Leigh

Today we're raising awareness of the various different roles available for women within the construction industry that you may not have considered! Abbie Harrop (right) and Chloe-Leigh Preston ...

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Women in Construction Week: Sophie Henderson

It's #WomenInConstructionWeek! Today we're celebrating pre-construction coordinator Sophie Henderson. Sophie started her journey with Howard Civil Engineering seven years ago as a trainee h...

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School’s ‘Captain Tom Challenge’ given a boost by HCE

NHS fundraising efforts undertaken by a local school have been given a significant boost thanks to Howard Civil Engineering’s Greengates Junction site team. Inspired by Captain Tom’...

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Apprentice Spotlight: Dan Heffernan, Estimator

After leaving college in 2019, Dan Heffernan was faced with a choice – go to university and continue studying full time or start a new adventure with an apprenticeship and learn on the job. ...

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Apprentice Spotlight: Oliver Maundrel, Engineer

Engineering apprentice Oliver Maundrel may have only joined Howard Civil Engineering five months ago, but he already knows he is in the right place to start his career as an engineer. This Nati...

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Apprentice Spotlight: Niall Gaughan, Quantity Surveyor

Upon leaving school in 2019, 17 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 Quanti...

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Apprentice Spotlight: Ewan 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 over a year ago as an Apprentice...

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Apprentice 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 seven ye...

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HCE scores highly with Considerate Constructors

Two Howard Civil Engineering sites have achieved fantastic scores following reviews from the Considerate Constructors Scheme. Our Greengates Junction and Gateway 36 sites were assessed by the s...

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What a year it's been! Looking back on 2020

Despite all the challenges posed in 2020, this year has been a phenomenal year for Howard Civil Engineering! From completing one of the most highly anticipated road improvement schemes in West ...

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On a mission to save Christmas with Cash for Kids

Team members at Howard Civil Engineering and Erris Homes have pulled together to donate hundreds of toys and presents to children in need this Christmas! From puzzles and race cars to perfume s...

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Supporting Barnsley Food Bank this Christmas

Last week, Howard Civil Engineering paid a visit to Barnsley foodbank to donate almost 400 items of much-needed food and toiletries! In addition to the food and toiletries, we have also present...

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Spreading festive cheer at Calverley CE Primary

Pupils at Calverley CE Primary School received a fantastic Christmas surprise last week courtesy of Howard Civil Engineering! Our Greengates junction site team kindly presented over 400 books t...

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Greengates Junction: A bird's eye view

Earlier this year Howard Civil Engineering commenced improvement works on Greengates Junction, a notoriously congested major junction in Bradford, on behalf of Bradford Council. Since mid-2020 ...

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Raising awareness of mental health this Movember

Members of the Howard Civil Engineering team took on the hairy Movember challenge last month to help shave away the stigma of mental health and raise money for the Lighthouse Club. The Lighthou...

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Work Experience in Construction: Meet Alex

Merely two weeks after starting his month-long work experience with Howard Civil Engineering, nineteen-year-old Alex Atter already knows that pursuing a career in construction was the right choice ...

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HCE continues support of Keighley Cricket Club

Pictured: Nigel Allsopp (left) Howard Civil Engineering contracts manager Tony Kilbane (centre) and Paul Barker (right). Following the donation of pitch covers earlier this year, Howard Civi...

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£3.9m section 278 package complete for Bradford Council

Howard Civil Engineering’s £3.9m package to widen over 600m of road in Keighley is now complete! Our work has seen two pre-existing lanes on Hard Ings Road widened into a dual carri...

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More Mental Health First Aid for Howard Civil Engineering

We are pleased to say that Howard Civil Engineering now have three fully qualified Mental Health First Aiders within our ranks! Pre-construction coordinator Sophie Henderson has recently compl...

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New project for HCE at mammoth development

Howard Civil Engineering have been awarded a £3.6m contract to deliver multiple products at the new Gateway 36 development in Rockingham for our new client, Harworth Group. Gateway 36 is ...

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£1m package complete for new Doncaster school

We have successfully delivered a £1m groundworks package for Bader Academy, a new SEN (Special Educational Needs) in Edenthorpe, Doncaster! Bader Academy is a 34,000 sq ft school which wi...

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HCE sponsorship helps Keighley Cougars pounce back

Howard Civil Engineering are thrilled to continue our support for League One rugby team Keighley Cougars over the coming season with an upcoming match day sponsorship! Keighley Cougars chairman...

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New Mental Health First Aid accreditations for HCE

Another Howard Civil Engineering team member has successfully completed their Mental Health First Aider certificate and is now qualified to provide support and advice for mental health both in our ...

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Reducing our carbon footprint this National Recycling Week

It’s estimated that the UK construction industry uses a whopping 400 million tonnes of material each year and produces 1000 million tonnes of waste, 25 million tonnes of which are destined fo...

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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. As a result of winning multiple new contra...

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Greengates community extends a warm welcome to HCE

In July 2020, Howard Civil Engineering commenced improvement works to Harrogate Road/New Line junction, known locally as Greengates junction, for our client Bradford Metropolitan District Council. ...

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Record Health and Safety performance in August!

Our Health and Safety team are thrilled to report that throughout August 2020, Howard Civil Engineering achieved our best ever health and safety report across all of our live sites! Taking into...

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Extra special return to school for Crossflatts Primary

Howard Civil Engineering were delighted to help ensure nursery and reception pupils at Crossflatts Primary School had a fantastic return to school this September by building new playground equipmen...

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Ironworks tops out ahead of schedule

After commencing our groundworks and six-storey reinforced concrete frame package for Esh Construction in November 2019, we are thrilled to have topped out at The Ironworks Leeds one month ahead of...

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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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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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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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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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