Contractor grows its footprint in the north with city office launch

Building and civil engineering contractor Farrans Construction has opened a new office in Leeds city centre as its presence in the Midlands and the north of England continues to grow.

Farrans, a CRH company, has over 80 years’ experience of delivering projects across the UK and Ireland.

The company, which employs more than 550 people, already has offices in London, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Belfast, with further site offices connecting its regional network.

Its new office in Leeds will be used to manage an existing portfolio of high profile building and civil engineering projects, including roads infrastructure improvement project A1(M) junction 47 in Nottingham for National Highways and North Yorkshire County Council, and Live Oasis: Strato in Leeds for Infinity Construction Enterprises.

It will also serve as a base to grow FADO, the firm’s interiors and refurbishment arm. Working with landlords, tenants, service providers and professional teams FADO delivers complex projects across all sectors, offering design, construct and aftercare services.

Dominic Lavery, managing director of Farrans Construction, said: “We are pleased to be announcing our investment in a new Leeds office today, establishing our commitment to building long term partnerships with clients, consultants and supply chain in the midlands and the north of England.

“We recognise the opportunities in the pipeline of building, civil engineering and fit out projects in this area and we are keen to establish new relationships.

“We are already on site on a number of projects in and around Leeds, including most prominently in the city centre Live Oasis: Strato, which is a 20-storey student residential accommodation block of 210 studio apartments.

“Leeds is one of the most ambitious and energetic cities in the UK. We are looking forward to becoming part of the fabric of the Midlands and the north of England, working with local suppliers and providing educational and apprenticeship opportunities for young people to experience the construction industry.”