We are Farrans Construction, a leading building and civil engineering contractor with over 75 years’ experience of delivering world-class projects across the UK and Ireland. We are a sister company of Tarmac and part of CRH, the global building materials business.
Farrans is a national business with a regional presence. We have more than 500 people operating from offices in London, Cambridge, Belfast and Edinburgh, with further site bases which connect our network.
The projects we deliver have an important role in the everyday lives of people in the UK and Ireland. We build, we transform and we connect. Through intelligent, high quality engineering and construction solutions, we solve complex problems for our clients. We are active on over 45 sites across the UK and Ireland this year, with contract values ranging from £5m to £300m.
Our team specialises in eight core sectors – Commercial, Living Spaces, Public, Roads and Bridges, Water, Renewables, Marine and Horizon. We have built a strong reputation in the Roads and Bridges sector and we are known for our open and honest approach to working with our clients.
In England we are currently on site on the A1(M) J47 for Highways England in a project that will support the future growth of the Harrogate and Knaresborough areas. We are also working in a joint venture with Alun Griffiths as GFJV, delivering improvements to four junctions on the A52 on behalf of Highways England in the Midlands.
We are the lead contractor on the £76m Gull Wing, Lowestoft’s third crossing over Lake Lothing, for Suffolk County Council and working on The Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing, at £120m it is one of Norfolk’s most significant infrastructure projects in recent years, which is being delivered by BAM Farrans Joint Venture.
In Scotland Farrans was awarded a £17.6m design and build contract by Transport Scotland to reconfigure the Haudagain Roundabout, a major road junction in Aberdeen. In 2017 a Farrans Roadbridge Joint Venture designed and built a £31.2m a 3.8km of new carriageway to the east of Dalry, Ayrshire and associated junctions, for Transport Scotland.
As part of a joint venture, Sacyr, Farrans and Neopul (SFN) is progressing well on the Main Infrastructure & Systems Contract by the City of Edinburgh Council for the Edinburgh Tram York Place to Newhaven project.
In Northern Ireland we have recently completed the A6 Dualling Scheme for the Department for Infrastructure. The project upgraded 14.7 kilometres of the A6 North Western Transport Corridor between Randalstown and Castledawson, a route used by 20,000 vehicles each day, which is often experiences congestion at key times. The flagship investment of £185m has strengthened the links between Belfast and Derry/ Londonderry and will bring the long-term benefits to road users and the local community of reduced journey times and improved road safety.
Making a positive difference to the communities in which we operate is our passion and we place safety, social responsibility and sustainability at the heart of every scheme.