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18th December 2018

Craigavon’s New £35m Leisure Centre Takes Shape

Construction work on state-of-the-art leisure complex progressing well after steel frame installation

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4th December 2018

First Ever Sub-Contractor Conference Hosted By Farrans

Last week, Farrans held a Sub-Contractor Conference in Belfast - the first of its kind for the business.

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21st November 2018

Strathclyde Students Visit A737 Dalry Bypass

Farrans Roadbridge JV were delighted to welcome 16 civil engineering students from Strathclyde University to our A737 Dalry Bypass project at the end of last month.

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20th November 2018

Excellent Progress for Farrans at BAE Systems in Glasgow

In recent months, the BAE Systems site investment project has taken huge steps forward, reaching a number of key milestones.

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15th November 2018

Craigavon Site Helps Raise Funds For Macmillan Cancer Support

Farrans was delighted to play a role in raising more than £2000 for Macmillan at the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ which was recently hosted by Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon (ABC) Council’s Macmillan 'Move More' participants in Killicomaine Jubilee Community Centre, Portadown.

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14th November 2018

Farrans Shortlisted for the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2019

Farrans, in collaboration with Arts Care, are delighted to have been shortlisted for 3 categories at the upcoming Arts & Business Awards in recognition of our efforts on the Altnagelvin North Wing Redevelopment project in Derry.

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12th November 2018

Farrans and Griffiths secure place on major Highways England regional framework

A joint venture between Farrans and Griffiths has been named among the winners of a major new six-year Highways England regional framework.

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17th October 2018

Declan is Site Manager of the Year at SPACES Awards

Declan Doherty from Farrans has been awarded Site Manager of the Year at the SPACES Awards Ceremony which took place in the Hilton in Cambridge last week.

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26th September 2018

Steelwork begins on new South Lake Leisure Centre site

This week marks a significant milestone for the Farrans team and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council who are behind the state-of-the-art, new leisure centre in Craigavon which is due to open in summer 2020.

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24th September 2018

Steering Ahead: Multi-Modal Transport Hub Project Underway

Work on the new Multi-Modal Transport Hub in Derry-Londonderry has commenced, with Farrans set to steer the city towards a greatly-improved public transport system, as part of a Joint Venture partnership with Swiss railway engineering company, Rhomberg Sersa.

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30th August 2018

Northern Spire Bridge in Sunderland Opens To Traffic

Sunderland’s stunning new Northern Spire bridge has opened to traffic this week, following three years of construction on the Sunderland site.

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18th July 2018

Farrans Donate Picnic Benches to Welsh Fire Cadets Programme

Whilst it certainly isn't the case of 'life's a picnic' for our dedicated Fire Service personnel across the UK, Farrans was delighted to make things a little easier for the team based at Pontarddulais Fire Service in Wales by donating 2 picnic benches to support their national Fire Cadets programme.

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2nd July 2018

Environmentally Aware: Farrans Channel the 'Green' Approach at Brentwood Town Hall

Farrans’ Brentwood Town Hall project was the site for the Ivor Goodsite 2018 Hoarding Competition recently, with pupils focusing their artwork projects on the theme of “Saving Our Planet”.

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27th June 2018

Over 500 jobs On Offer During £35m Craigavon Leisure Centre Construction

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s state-of-the-art £35 million new leisure centre will create more than 500 jobs during the project’s construction phase, estimated to last until summer 2020.

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26th June 2018

ICE 200 Events Showcase Civil Engineering At Its Best

In a year that celebrates 200 years of the Institute of Civil Engineering, two of Farrans’ flagship projects were the sites for learning, engagement and knowledge-sharing about the industry and the discipline of engineering at the weekend.

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26th June 2018

Scottish Transport Minister Impressed With Environmental Effort on Dalry Bypass

Scottish Minister for Transport, Humza Yousaf, has visited Farrans Roadbridge A737 Dalry Bypass site and praised the team for the use of electric and low-emission vehicles on the £31.2m transportation scheme.

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13th June 2018

Farrans Deliver "Play safe, Stay safe" Message in Craigavon

Over 120 children from Tullygally PS and St Anthony’s PS were the first pupils in Craigavon to get a very special visit from the Farrans ‘Safety Sam’ team as part of a school engagement programme for the state-of-the-art new South Lake Leisure Centre build.

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11th June 2018

Farrans Return To Montrose for Berth Reconstruction Project

Work has commenced on the £7.5m Montrose Berth 7 & 8 Reconstruction project, following Farrans’ successful project award last month.

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1st June 2018

Farrans Welcome Duchess to Chichester Free School

Farrans recently welcomed a very special guest of honour, the Duchess of Richmond, to Chichester Free School site, in order to mark the progress of converting a 160-year-old disused convent into the new Chichester Free School has taken place, attended by guest of honour, the Duchess of Richmond.

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25th May 2018

Storey's Field Community Centre Wins 3 Regional RIBA Awards

The Storey’s Field Community Centre and Nursery in Cambridge completed a hat-trick of awards at last night’s RIBA Awards - including clinching the title for RIBA East Building of the Year 2018.

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14th May 2018

Farrans Launch Mates in Mind Campaign

Farrans is delighted to have signed on the dotted line with Mates in Mind – a commitment that will see more than 220 employees across Farrans and Northstone trained in Mental Health First Aid and Facilitator skills over the coming year.

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2nd May 2018

Farrans Praised as “breath of fresh air” on Bromley Heath Viaduct Project

Following project completion within an accelerated programme, the Farrans team on the Bromley Heath Viaduct project in Bristol have been praised as “a breath of fresh air” by Client, South Gloucestershire Council.

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20th April 2018

Innogy Renewables UK Recognises Farrans Safety Performance

Farrans is delighted to have been recognised by one of their key Clients, Innogy UK, and presented with the '2017 Award for Good Safety Performance' on the Grudie Hydro Scheme project.

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13th April 2018

'Best Woman Contractor' Nomination as Lynsey Prepares For Rwanda

It has been an exciting few weeks for Farrans Section Engineer, Lynsey McNeilly, who was recently selected as a finalist in the Best Woman Contractor category at this year’s WICE Awards.

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28th March 2018

In The Mix: Farrans Up For Several National Awards

Farrans is off to an excellent start as awards season kicks off in earnest, with nominations in both the Responsible Business Awards and the Construction News Awards for a number of projects and initiatives.

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26th March 2018

Creating Better Places: Farrans Meet With CIHT

Farrans was delighted to welcome two dignitaries from the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport (CIHT) to the Connswater Community Greenway site last week, in conjunction with the CIHT 'Creating Better Places' initiative.

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16th March 2018

Farrans Commence Flagship South Lake Leisure Centre

Farrans is set to begin preparatory work on new leisure facilities ahead of the 2020 official opening of the South Lake Leisure Centre in Craigavon.

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21st February 2018

Northern Spire Project Given Royal Seal of Approval

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have given their royal seal of approval to Sunderland’s new landmark Northern Spire bridge, after visiting the Farrans site today.

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21st February 2018

Altnagelvin Hospital: A Lesson in Excellence

Team Farrans recently welcomed a host of visitors to site at Altnagelvin, in conjunction with CIOB Novus, showcasing the major redevelopment works underway on the North Block which is contained within the heart of the hospital.

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14th February 2018

Northern Spire: The Story So Far

A stunning new video showcasing almost 3 years of construction work on Sunderland's new cable-stay bridge has been released, a week ahead of a royal visit from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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13th February 2018

Plain Sailing for Farrans at BAE Systems

Another Farrans milestone was met last week on the BAE Systems Infrastructure Project with the completion of the truss install as part of the temporary cofferdam in the river.

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8th February 2018

Milestone Reached on A737 Dalry Bypass With Bridge Beams Lifted Into Place

Last week, the team on the A737 Dalry Bypass project received a special site delivery, with 5 large beams arriving in the early hours of the morning under police escort.

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7th February 2018

Glan Agua Farrans JV awarded HS2 Frameworks for Affinity Water

Glan Agua Farrans JV (GAFJV) has been awarded Lots 2 and 3 of the HS2 Process and Network Modifications Frameworks for Affinity Water, with a total estimated value of £29 million.

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30th January 2018

Final School Visit at Marjory Kinnon as Team Prepare for Handover

Always on the lookout for up and coming talent, the Farrans site team at Marjory Kinnon Special Educational Needs School in Feltham were delighted to recently bring a group of Year 10 students onto site for the day.

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26th January 2018

Sharon Named Best CIOB Candidate Worldwide

At the CITB Northern Ireland CIOB Lecture and Awards Evening this week, 9 Farrans employees were delighted receive their CIOB professional qualifications, with Farrans Bid Co-ordinator, Sharon Dempster, earning the title of ‘World Champion’ in coming top of the class.

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24th January 2018

Joe is Runner Up in Emerging Engineer Awards

Congratulations to Farrans engineer, Joe Murphy, who was Runner Up at this year’s ICE Emerging Engineer Awards, which took place in Belfast on Monday evening.

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