Our Timeline


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.


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


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


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.


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.


£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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 Scheme (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.


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.

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

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 framework

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


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


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.


Liphook Office Opened
Barhale opens new office in Liphook, East Hampshire.

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.

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.


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.

Matthew Behan appointed Group CEO
Matthew Behan joins Barhale as Group CEO for the Barhale Group of Companies.

RoSPA Occupational Health & Safety 2016 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".


@one Alliance wins Anglian Water’s Supplier of the Year Award
The judges in this year’s Anglian Water Supplier Awards were looking for innovation, collaboration and transformation – and they found all three in the @one Alliance.

Considerate Contractor Scheme Gold Award
Sussex Gardens Trunk Water Main Replacement team awarded a Considerate Constructors Gold National Site Award for their work for Thames Water.

Barhale Achieves 98% Achilles UVDB Audit Score
Achilles is one of the most widely recognised and utilised agencies use by clients to assess performance strength and capability.

Considerate Contractor Scheme Silver Award
Barhale’s Southern Region awarded a Silver Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) National Site Award for their work at Marlow Flood Alleviation Scheme.