Two new framework awards for HCE

Howard Civil Engineering are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded places on two regional frameworks across Yorkshire for the very first time. Following the successful delivery of proj...

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Supporting brighter futures for children in Leeds

Following our recent relocation to our brand-new offices in Seacroft, we were thrilled to donate over £5,000 worth of high-quality office furniture to a local school in Leeds! The Pivot A...

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A brand-new office for Howard Group

We are thrilled to say that we are now fully moved into our new offices on Limewood Approach, Leeds! We have relocated from our Acorn Business Park units to almost1,000 square foot of premium o...

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Apprenticeship Spotlight: Brendan O'Hara

With both his father and his uncles in the industry, you could say that construction is in Brendan O’Hara’s blood. He certainly seems to feel that way, as he says he never really consid...

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Swapping toy diggers for real ones at Sunnyside Nursery

Children at Sunnyside Day Nursery in Greengates really digged their visit from our Greengates site team earlier this week – as we pulled up to the nursery with an exciting array of plant mach...

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Graduate Spotlight: Ben Pritchard, Quantity Surveyor

When Ben Pritchard joined Howard Civil Engineering last summer, he was fresh out of university and eager to start his career in the construction industry. Fast forward 14 months and Ben, 23, is...

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Hard Ings Road wins prestigious award

One of Howard Civil Engineering’s most high-profile projects, Hard Ings Road, has won a prestigious award from the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation. Howard Civil Engin...

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Pretty in Pink this Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Our Greengates site team are going to be pretty in pink this October as they swap out their usual yellow hi-vis vests for bright pink! The team are hoping to generate awareness for Breast Cance...

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Apprentice Spotlight: Liam Chesney, Engineer

Say hello to our newest engineering apprentice, Liam Chesney! Liam became a part of the Howard Civil Engineering team last month after completing his 6-week construction skills training at Rotherha...

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Committing to a more sustainable future

In 2020, Howard Civil Engineering donated a whopping £41,000 to a range of national and local charities, schools, sports clubs, and enterprises. As fantastic as that sum is, we've dec...

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Braving Tough Mudder for Mind in Bradford

Gruelling physical challenges, piercing ice-cold baths and miles upon miles of mud – that was how members of the Howard Civil Engineering team spent their Saturday taking on the Tough Mudder ...

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New year, new look for Greengates Primary!

Pupils at Greengates Primary Academy are in for a huge surprise when they return to school in September, thanks to our Greengates Junction site team! With the help of local suppliers, Howard Ci...

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Cromwell Gardens team wins contractor of the month - again!

Well done to our Cromwell Gardens team who won Engie's contractor of the month for the second time in a row in July! Our team, lead by project manager Steve Dakin, were awarded for their pr...

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Encouraging Women In Construction with RSA

Howard Civil Engineering were thrilled to demonstrate our support for Rotherham Skills Academy’s Women in Construction event last week! Pre-construction coordinator Sophie Henderson and m...

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Gateway 36, Barnsley: A Bird's Eye View

Earlier this month, we took to the skies to capture a bird's eye view of our Gateway 36 scheme for Harworth Group in Barnsley - and the results look fantastic! Gateway 36 is a new, high qu...

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HCE partners with top UK Construction Training Provider

Howard Civil Engineering are pleased to announce a new partnership with Rotherham Skills Academy (RSA), a training provider for jobseekers in Yorkshire. Part of the Skills People Group and Cons...

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Helping the homeless back on their feet in Leeds

Howard Civil Engineering have been a long-term supporter of Cleckheaton-based social enterprise The Howarth Foundation, and we are very proud to have supported them with the recent launch of Hidden...

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£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: 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: 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: 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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