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13th December 2013

Farrans at Christmas

We wish our Clients, supply chain, staff, and friends of the Company a safe and peaceful holiday season and a prosperous 2014. In lieu of Christmas cards this year the Company has made donations to three charities.

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6th December 2013

Farrans support promotion of Scottish talent, creativity and achievement.

On the 30th November 2013, the Saltire Society hosted the first "Saltire Celebrates" in the Mitchell Library, Glasgow.

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29th November 2013

Bluestone receives visit from Southern Regional College students

Students welcomed to a presentation and visit at the Bluestone Unit site

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27th November 2013

Saltire Celebrates 2013

Winners of all the Saltire Society Awards 2013 come together to present, discuss and debate what has inspired them to push the boundaries.

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25th November 2013

Corpach Walkway Demolition Complete

The recently completed Corpach Walkway Demolition Contract for Clydeport Ltd is situated in the tranquil setting of Loch Eil, close to the popular tourist attractions of Fort William and Ben Nevis.

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20th November 2013

Insight into Estimating for University of Ulster students

University of Ulster students visit with our Estimating Department

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19th November 2013

First Power Export Achieved Early at Harestanes Windfarm

Scottish Power Renewables has successfully begun exporting power to the National Grid at the £160m Harestanes Windfarm.

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8th November 2013

Gold Medal success at the CIOB Construction Manager of the Year Awards 2013

Neal Lynch wins Gold at the CIOB Construction Manager of the Year Awards 2013

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7th November 2013

Saltire Awards 2013

Farrans celebrate success at the Saltire Awards last week, these prestigious awards celebrate the innovation and excellence in Civil Engineering in Scotland.

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21st October 2013

Glasgow City Centre Rehab Project

Farrans have recently completed a £3.5 million Water Main Rehab project on behalf of Scottish Water in Glasgow City Centre.

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11th October 2013

Recovery Wards Ministerial Visit

Edwin Poots visits the Recovery Wards at Craigavon Area Hospital

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4th October 2013

Construction Excellence Award win

Skainos project wins at the 2013 Construction Excellence Awards

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25th September 2013

Middleton Windfarm Opening

The Farrans Construction team were delighted to attend ScottishPower Renewables official opening of the 12MW Middleton wind farm near Glasgow in East Renfrewshire on 4th September 2013.

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23rd September 2013

Farrans have commenced M8-M73-M74 Utility Diversions works for Scottish Water

The first utility diversion ahead of the M8-M73-M74 network upgrade commenced in August, this will be the first of many diversions required to enable the main road construction commence.

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20th September 2013

Lady Wallace Square - Show Home Opening

Farrans Homes are delighted to be opening their show home this weekend at Lady Wallace Square, Lisburn.

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17th September 2013

Meet the Buyer Event - North Ayrshire Community Hospital

Supply Chain Partners are invited to attend our Meet the Buyer Event in Ayrshire

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13th September 2013

Farrans Construction awarded £9million contract at Port of Liverpool by Peel Ports

‘Business as usual’ for port during upgrade works to Gladstone Lock and container terminal quayside

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14th August 2013

Final Turbine Base Pour at Harestanes Wind Farm

Considerable efforts by the Farrans site team at Harestanes over the past 8 months have resulted in the final turbine base being poured on schedule.

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30th July 2013

Farrans awarded Green Champion status at the 2013 Green Apple Awards

In June we were awarded, for the Skainos Project, Gold in the Built Environment and Architectural Heritage category.

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4th July 2013

Farrans Utilities Introduce Pioneering Technology to Northern Ireland

Farrans Utilities will be utilizing technology never seen before in Northern Ireland as part of a new Trunk Main Condition Assessment contract for NI Water.

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2nd July 2013

Farrans appointed to LHC framework for the South of England and Scotland.

The Schools and Community Buildings (SCB1) framework (£800m), which was launched on 1st July 2013, is a vehicle for public sector bodies to access procurement arrangements for general refurbishment and extension needs for their schools and community buildings.

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25th June 2013

Works get underway at Ellon Academy

A sod-cutting ceremony has marked the beginning of construction for the new Ellon Academy Community Campus

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24th June 2013

Farrans mentor Civil Engineering students from The University of Edinburgh

Jessica Flett and Robin Nelson students currently studying Civil Engineering at The University of Edinburgh visit the Harestanes Wind Farm project.

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17th June 2013

M8-M73-M74 Scottish Water Diversions

Farrans were appointed in January by Scottish Water to carry out watermain and sewer diversions ahead of and during the M8-M73-M74 network upgrade for Transport Scotland.

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14th June 2013

Farrans Utilities Called In For G8 Summit Preparations

Farrans Utilities have been assisting NI Water to ensure that there is plenty of clean running water available for the world’s top leaders when they arrive in County Fermanagh for the G8 Summit.

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10th June 2013

D1 Fully Operational

The 20th May 2013 marked a significant milestone in the short history of the D1 Facility at Belfast Harbour. The facility, which we completed in October 2012, is now fully operational.

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6th June 2013

Rosie makes the shortlist for the 2013 RIBA Regional Awards – East

Rosie Hospital shortlisted for a 2013 RIBA Regional Award

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5th June 2013

Ellon Academy Community Campus Contract Award

Farrans appointed to carry out the construction of the Ellon Academy Community Campus

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4th June 2013

Minister switches on Farrans Renewables Hydro Scheme

The SEELB Newcastle Hydro Scheme officially commenced supply to the grid on 22nd May when Finance Minister, Sammy Wilson, switched on the £500,000 green energy project delivered by the Farrans Renewables Team.

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30th May 2013

Construction Progress at Harestanes Wind Farm as First Turbine is Erected

The landscape in the Forest of Ae is changing rapidly, as turbine erection works are now well underway in Array A.

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29th May 2013

Official Opening of The Rosie Hospital

The Queen officially opens The Rosie Hospital

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28th May 2013

Farrans help NI Water Exceed Watermains Target

Farrans Utilities have helped NI Water successfully reach the 1000km landmark on its ongoing £90 million Water Mains Improvement Programme, exceeding the target set by over 100km.

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21st May 2013

Farrans Construction to exhibit at All-Energy 2013

Come visit our stand at All-Energy 2013 – Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre 22 & 23 May 2013

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17th May 2013

RICS Award Success for Skainos

Triple Award Success for Skainos with RICS

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15th May 2013

Water Mains Rehabilitation team get to work at the NI Hospice Memorial Garden

The project team working on NI Water’s Water Mains Rehabilitation Programme have been involved in a project over the last few months to extend the memorial garden at the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice at the O’Neill Road site in Glengormley.

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8th May 2013

Success at the Considerate Constructor Scheme National Site Awards 2013

Five projects recognised at the Considerate Constructor Scheme National Site Awards 2013

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25th April 2013

Plant Department Safety Record

The Plant Department depots at Dunmurry and Cambridge have recently celebrated two years without a lost time accident and to mark the occasion, were awarded a certificate of achievement by our Managing Director, John Wilson.

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23rd April 2013

Civils Works Completed on Array A at Harestanes Wind Farm

Farrans have reached the first major milestone on the Harestanes Wind Farm project, as they are now preparing to hand over Array A to the turbine contractor. This is the first of eight arrays to be completed.

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23rd April 2013

Farrans Utilities Expand Client Base

Farrans Utilities England has recently commenced work on the £2Million TP03 New Romney to Denge Trunk Main on Romney Marsh, Kent for Affinity Water.

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19th April 2013

Works begin at Bluestone Mental Health Unit

Edwin Poots cuts the first sod at Bluestone Mental Health Unit

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17th April 2013

A new dawn for Bangor

New state-of-the-art Bangor Aurora Aquatic and Leisure Complex handed over

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17th April 2013

Bangor Grammar 'An exemplar partnership'

Bangor Grammar article included in Northern Builder Magazine

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15th April 2013

Concrete Works Progress at Harestanes Wind Farm

Despite the coldest March in more than 50 years, Farrans have just completed their 20th concrete turbine base pour.

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11th April 2013

Sustainability Award for Skainos Project

Skainos wins 'Sustainable Communities & Regeneration' Award

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10th April 2013

“Planes, Trains and Trams"

The first section of the Edinburgh Trams project, connecting Edinburgh Airport to Ingliston Parkway was officially opened by the Scottish Transport Minister, Keith Brown.

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26th March 2013

HBM Trials in Scotland

Farrans Utilities in Scotland carry out first Hydraulically Bound Materials (HBM) trials in Scotland for Utility works

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15th March 2013

Green Light for Mersey Care NHS Trust TIME Project

Work commencing on new Mental Health Hospital in Liverpool

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1st March 2013

Performance Beyond Compliance

Gary Hall receives Considerate Constructors Award for Performance Beyond Compliance on Strule Abstraction Project.

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1st March 2013

Lady Wallace Square - Phase 1 Now on Release

A development of quality homes with a comprehensive turn key specification.

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28th February 2013

Rainwater Harvesting at Harestanes Wind Farm

As the main compound for this project is nearly 6km from the nearest water main, the site team at Harestanes faced an unusual challenge in meeting their non-potable water needs during the construction phase of this two year project.

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19th February 2013

Performance Beyond Compliance Certificate

River Strule Abstraction Project for NI Water Limited was awarded the Performance Beyond Compliance Certificate by the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

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14th February 2013

Bangor Grammar School - an exemplar partnership

We handed over the new build Bangor Grammar School (£15m) on the 3rd January 2013 on budget, 7 weeks ahead of schedule, with zero defects and zero RIDDOR.

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12th February 2013

Scottish Water GEM Awards

Two Farrans Employees receive 'Going the Extra Mile' Awards

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11th February 2013

NI Water, Water Mains Rehabilitation Framework

Farrans pass the half million milestone on their NI Water, Water Mains Rehabilitation Framework

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5th February 2013

Middleton Windfarm Generating

Turbines commence generating power at Middleton Windfarm.

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30th January 2013

Farrans Battle Freezing Conditions at Harestanes Wind Farm

The site team at Harestanes Wind Farm, in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland are refusing to let snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures halt progress during construction of the sixty-nine wind turbine concrete base foundations.

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29th January 2013

Sustainable Development Registration for Farrans

Farrans Construction – the first construction company in UK to achieve registration to BS 8900: 2006 for the management of Sustainable Development.

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28th January 2013

Behavioural Safety at Harestanes Wind Farm

Farrans have rolled out the Behavioural Safety Programme on the £20m Harestanes Wind farm project.

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24th January 2013

DW5 Tranche 2

Work on the £12M (DW5 Tranche 2) Water Quality programme commenced on site on the 7th January at Carron Valley A.

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23rd January 2013

M8 NRSWA Water and Sewer Diversions

Farrans appointed by Scottish Water to carry out all water and sewer diversions in advance of the M8 Motorway extension being awarded.

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17th January 2013

HSENI Asbestos Training Pledge NI

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI), in partnership with the training industry, is organising free training to help local tradespeople protect themselves from deadly asbestos. The new scheme, ‘Asbestos Pledge NI’, will run for 12 weeks from 7 January to 29 March 2013.

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20th December 2012

Groundbreaking Ceremony at Kelvedon Fire & Rescue Headquarters

Brandon Lewis MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Communities, with responsibility for fire, officially broke ground on the largest building project ever undertaken by the Essex Fire Authority.

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10th December 2012

Farrans receive top environmental accolade

Farrans have received a top ‘green’ accolade from Business in the Community’s ARENA Network by achieving Platinum status for the second year running at this year’s 14th Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey Results Launch.

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13th November 2012

FMP ‘business as usual’:

Farrans Construction is part of FMP, a construction joint venture between Farrans Construction, H&J Martin Ltd and David Patton & Sons (NI) Ltd. You may have heard that one of our partners in this consortium, David Patton & Sons (NI) Ltd, has gone into administration.

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10th October 2012

Farrans ‘encouragement for future stars in Essex’

Farrans are focused on going the extra mile to improve the image of construction to stakeholders and the general public.

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18th September 2012

Wallace Apartments Lisburn, Open Viewing 20th & 27th September 6-8pm

Wallace Apartments is an outstanding new development of modern turn key homes, and will set new standards in living for this part of the City.

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15th May 2012

Farrans Streets Ahead Project Wins Prestigious RICS NI Awards

The £28million Belfast Streets Ahead scheme, which also won the RICS Northern Ireland Regeneration category, claimed the overall Project of the Year title ahead of three other high quality category winners.

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11th May 2012

Farrans Continuing Professional Development Accreditation

Farrans receive CPD accreditation award at Engineers Ireland Annual Conference

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