Our Timeline

1980

Barhale founded
Barhale founded in 1980 as a specialist tunnelling contractor by Dennis Curran, Company Chairman.

Barhale's First Project
Barhale's roots are in tunnelling and this is where it all started.

1981

St. Katherine's Dock
Barhale's tunnelling work at St. Katherine's Dock, London

1985

Barhale Company Values
Barhale company values launched; Safety, Communication, Quality, Integrity, TeamSpirit, Caring, Trust, Pride

1999

Barhale Construction Services (BCS Group) Launched
BCS Group is a leading supplier of safety and construction products & services that operates from a central manufacturing and distribution centre in the Midlands.

£20M Turnover
Barhale reaches a turnover of £20M.

2000

Start of AMP 3 (2000 - 2005) for the Water Industry
Barhale commences work in AMP 3 with Thames Water, Anglian Water, Severn Trent Water and United Utilities.

2001

£100M Turnover
Barhale's work in the water industry in AMP3 enabled to the company to grow to £100M through securing frameworks with Thames Water, Anglian Water, United Utilities and Severn Trent Water.

Head Office moved to Wallows Lane, Walsall
Barhale relocated Head Office to Wallows Lane, Walsall.

2003

Integrated ISO Accreditation
Barhale achieved ISO 9000, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 through an integrated audit

Contractor's Assurance Case
Following a successful audit, Barhale successfully gained Network Rail's Contractors Assurance Case enabling the team to work as Principal Contractor in a railway environment.

2005

Start of AMP 4 (2005 - 2010) for the Water Industry
Barhale continues working with Thames Water, Severn Trent Water and Anglian Water in AMP 4.

2006

Abbey Mills Pumping Station
Abbey Mills Fine Screening - for Thames Water in Stratford, London (£19.5M). The project is part of the Thames Tideway CSO fine screening programme established to meet the Environment Agency’s target for the reduction of litter spills to the River Thames from storm sewage discharge.

2008

Watford Office opened
The southern region relocated from Abbey Mills to Watford.

Network Rail's Principal's Contractors Licence
Barhale successfully transferred their Contractors Assurance Case over to Network Rail's Principal Contractors License enabling principal contractor work to be undertaken on Network Rail's infrastructure.

2009

Worker of the year award
Huw Preece awarded the ODA's HSE Worker of the Year award for his work on the Primary Sewer and Pumping Station

Construction Skills Certificate Sceme (CSCS) Gold Award
Employers Certificate of Commitment

Primary Sewer & Pumping Station Completed
Barhale successfully handed over the ODA's primary sewer and pumping station to the client. (£21M)

Awarded Network Rail's Multi Asset Framework
Barhale awarded 1 of 14 places on Network Rail's five year multi asset framework to deliver infrastructure enhancement projects nationally.

2010

Start of AMP 5 (2010 - 2015) for the Water Industry
Barhale continues work with Anglian Water through the @One Alliance and commences new frameworks in AMP 5 for Thames Water (Optimise JV), Scottish Water, Yorkshire Water (Barhale|WSP JV), Southern Water (BTU JV) and for Severn Trent Water as a reserve.

BTU JV established
Barhale Trant Utilities Joint Venture formed to deliver the Southern Water AMP5 framework lead from Havant.

Barhale | WSP JV established
Barhale and WSP form a joint venture to deliver Yorkshire Water's AMP 5 & 6 framework

British Safety Council's Sword of Honour
Barhale are awarded the British Safety Council's Sword of Honour, their highest accolade.

Investors in People Bronze Award
Barhale achieved a bronze award from Investors in People.

2011

£150M Turnover
Barhale's company turnover grew from £100M to £150M through steady growth in Water, Rail and Energy.

2012

Investors in People - Silver Award
Barhale progressed from a Bronze Award to a Silver Award for Investors in People.

Completed Bond Street Water Main Replacement
Thames Water appointed Barhale, in their capacity as an AMP4 / 5 Framework contractor. The project was part of the £1bn investment made to upgrade the capacity of the Tottenham Court Road Tube station, building a new station for the Crossrail railway and creating a new plazza outside Centre Point.

2015

Barhale Response Established
Barhale Response established to deliver MEICA design and build solutions to the construction industry.

Awarded Elan Valley Aqueduct
BNM Alliance (Barhale & North Midland Construction) awarded the Elan Valley Aqueduct (EVA) by Severn Trent Water

6th Consecutive RoSPA Gold Award
BTU achieved 6th consecutive RoSPA Gold Award in Occupational Health and Safety Awards

Start of AMP 6 (2015 - 2020) for the Water Industry
Barhale commences new frameworks in AMP 6 for Anglian Water Main Works and IOS (@One Alliance), Southern Water (BTU JV) and continues working for Yorkshire Water (Barhale|WSP JV) and remains a reserve for Severn Trent Water.

2016

Thames Water's Excellence in Health and Safety Awards
Barhale's Sussex Gardens project won the overall award for Health and Safety in Planning and Design

RoSPA Occupational Health & Safety Awards
Barhale achieve Gold Medal award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

Birmingham Resilience Raw Water Contract Awarded
Barhale awarded Severn Trent Water's Birmingham Resilience Raw Water Contract.

Young Person of the Year
Brian Gillespie awarded the Thames Water's Young Person of the Year at the Excellence Health and Safety Awards.

Supplier of the Year Gold Award
Barhale awarded "Supplier of the Year" Gold Award at Severn Trent "Awesome Awards"

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