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Farrans Construction and Civil Engineering

1940 : Led by Sam Taggart, Bernard Sunley & Co Limited complete Maghaberry airfield.

1941 : Sam Taggart takes over Sunley & Co and forms Farrans Limited of Dunmurry.

1947 : Office opens in Edinburgh.

1949 : English office opens in London.

1951 : Overseas teams are building roads and infrastructure in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

1953 : Offices open in Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and now New York and Sao Paulo.

1954 : Readyuse Concrete Ltd is formed, pioneering the production and use of ready-mixed concrete.

1967 : Farrans expand into the Middle East, which sees the construction of the Sultan's Palace in Abu Dhabi.

1977 : T.B.F Thompson (Garvagh) Limited purchase Farrans Limited.

1978 : Farrans Limited becomes part of the global construction materials group CRH plc

2000 : The Odyssey Millennium Project is opened by US President Bill Clinton.

2005 : Farrans Limited change their name to Northstone (NI) Limited.

2005 : Farrans (Construction) Limited become a trading division of Northstone and renamed FARRANS

2008 : Victoria Square (£160m) completed one of the largest projects ever undertaken in Ireland.

2011 : M80 Stepps to Haggs, Central Scotland (£320m) completed

2012 : D1 Belfast Harbour (£50m), the UK's first purpose built offshore wind logistics facility.

2013 : Scape Partner on the Major Works Framework

2014 : Manchester Office Opens

2016 : Woking office opens