Welcome to Bethell’s news page. Our most recent newsworthy events and press releases can be found here.
On the night of Saturday 3rd December Bethell set up a huge 500 tonne capacity crane on St Mary’s Way, Stockport.
Its task was to lift and place three new bridge beams for our project at Captains Bridge. The project…Read More >
Last year Storm Desmond caused severe flooding in Cumbria and the Lakes. The flooding caused damage to roads and bridges throughout the Lakes.
In 2016/17 Cumbria County Council will spend £150m+ on remediating the damage and improving the infrastructure to…Read More >
We have recently been awarded our 70th Aldi store since our first project in 2006.
Customer loyalty and satisfaction are key drivers in Aldi’s business and they believe in mirroring this with their supply chain.
As Aldi continue to expand we…Read More >
We were recently successful in being awarded a new Highway Structures Framework with Bradford MDC which will potentially last for two years.
Our contract came into effect in June 2016 and we have already been successful in securing three schemes…Read More >
We have picked up our second contract award on the St Mary’s Way/ Newbridge Lane Junction in Stockport Town Centre.
The latest scheme involves widening the existing road bridge, Captain’s Bridge, that spans the River Goyt to provide an additional…Read More >
Bethell are delighted to announce that they are one of the three highway contractors chosen to deliver Manchester City Council’s highway surfacing programme over the next few years.
Joe O’Leary, Operations Director (Highways) commented “we are so proud to add…Read More >
Bethell Construction Managing Director, Vinny O’Dowd, has reached a landmark career achievement of 30 years’ continuous service. Vinny began his career with Wimpey UK before joining the Kilroe Group in 1986 as a site engineer and progressed into project…Read More >
Bethell Utility Services were recently awarded our first schemes with 2 major developers, Bellway Homes (Manchester) and Wiggett Construction.
The works for Bellway Homes have been ongoing since March and involves the laying of approximately 450m of Water, Gas and…Read More >
Bethell’s newly re-established Utility Services gains momentum having secured £2 Million worth of orders in the last few months. The larger orders are predominantly with the national house builders namely Taylor Wimpey, Bellway, Redrow and David Wilson Homes. We…Read More >
Each year Bethell award £500 to acknowledge achievements for maintaining and promoting good safety standards throughout our construction sites.
Winner of the 2015 ‘Safe Site’ award was the Lancashire Bridge project in Stockport. The site team decided to nominate The…Read More >
We have been a trusted partner with Bolton Highways Department for many years and we made a firm commitment to support local causes during the course of our latest highway maintenance contract. We were delighted to hand over a…Read More >
Aldi have confirmed the award of a £1.0m contract to Bethell for the construction of all highway works, store foundations, drainage and external hard landscaping works.
The 1715 square metre store will take up the eastern part of the site…Read More >
The latest scheme to commence under Bethell’s strategic Alliance Partnership with Stockport MBC is a £0.7m project allowing the widening of the busy St Mary’s Way and Newbridge lane Junction in the town centre. The structure is over 100m…Read More >
We are a proud member of The 5% Club, a campaign focused on creating momentum behind the recruitment of apprentices and graduates in the UK workforce. By joining the club, we have committed to the aim of ensuring that…Read More >
Bethell’s efforts in successfully delivering a very challenging project at Lancashire Bridge in Stockport town centre were recognised by our peers within the civil engineering industry at the annual Civil Engineering Contractor’s Association awards ceremony held at the Hilton…Read More >
Bethell have been successful in securing a £1.3m external works contract at the new £600m CCGT power station at Carrington, Manchester. Work at the project has been ongoing for the past three years and completion is expected in Spring…Read More >
Works to reveal Lancashire Bridge for the first time in 78 years have now been completed, and the bridge was officially opened on Saturday 24th October. The Mayor of Stockport, Councillor Andrew Verdeille, unveiled a plaque in his honour…Read More >
We are pleased to welcome five new entrants onto our long-established apprenticeship scheme which this year celebrated its 10th anniversary. The five newcomers from Bolton and the surrounding area will attend college on a weekly day release…Read More >
Bethell’s staff and suppliers helped to raise £10,000 from a recent Family Fun day event which was organised to celebrate the Company’s 150 year anniversary. The Company decided to split the sum equally between two local children’s hospices, Francis…Read More >
A recent Family Fun day organised to celebrate the Company’s 150 year anniversary, raised an astonishing £10,000 for local children’s charities and the Company decided to split the sum equally between two local children’s hospices, Francis House in Manchester…Read More >
Bethell have secured their first ever contract with Derbyshire County Council. The £175,000 scheme comprises of the demolition and replacement of the bridge deck over Glossop Brook on Market Street in Glossop Town Centre. The 12 week contract is…Read More >
Bethell’s health and safety performance over the past five years has been recognised with the award of a special gold medal by RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents). The medal was presented to HSQE Director, Ian Madden,…Read More >
Bethell have been selected as the preferred civil engineering contractor to undertake all groundwork, drainage and external works at Aldi’s new store on London Road in Poynton. The £800,000 civils contract will commence in July and completion is scheduled…Read More >
The directors were pleased to invite over 200 guests including current staff, retired employees and their families to a fun-filled day to celebrate the Company’s 150th Anniversary. Festivities included bouncy castles, crazy golf, sumo wrestling, rodeo bull, face painting…Read More >
Bethell have been successful in winning a £1.2m project for the construction of a HGV and staff vehicle parking facility at Expect Distribution’s HQ in Bradford adjacent to the M606.
The 24 week contract involves responsibility for the design and…Read More >
Bethell have been successful in securing the groundworks, drainage and external works package for the new Aldi store at Oxford Place, Blackpool. The store will comprise of 1,650 square metres of floor space and there will be parking facilities…Read More >
We are delighted to announce that Bethell has been successful in being awarded a new Highway Services Framework Contract from Oldham MBC for Bridges, Structures and Drainage.
The contract comes into effect on the 1st May 2015 and will last…Read More >
Bethell have won the prestigious RoSPA Gold Award for the 5th consecutive year.
As the UK’s family safety charity, RoSPA’s mission to save lives and reduce injuries covers all stages of life. In support of this mission, the RoSPA Awards…Read More >
Bethell management took the opportunity to say a big thank you to their staff at their recent safety briefing held at Radcliffe Civic Hall.
The workforce clocked up 1,000,000 hours without a reportable accident back in February and this was…Read More >
Bethell have been successful in their tender bid to construct a new £1.2m bus station in Radcliffe.
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and Bury Council have been working in partnership to develop an enhanced bus station in Radcliffe Town Centre,…Read More >
A666 St Peter’s Way Bridgeworks finished almost four weeks ahead of schedule
Closing lanes on the A666 is always controversial but when essential structural maintenance work to one of the main bridges needed to be carried out, there was no…Read More >
The demolition of the unpopular Manchester Road footbridge over the A62 dual carriageway in Oldham town centre was successfully completed in 2 consecutive weekends early in February which was one week ahead of schedule.
The 36 metre long glazed footbridge…Read More >
We are delighted and justifiably proud of our latest safety achievement – recording an amazing 1,000,000 working hours since our last RIDDOR reportable accident.
It’s been over two and a half years (July 2012) since the last reportable accident on…Read More >
Bethell have gone through the whole of 2014 without a single reportable accident to the HSE (known as RIDDOR) and this is the second full year in succession that there have been no serious incidents.
Indeed, the last RIDDOR incident…Read More >
Bethell have been awarded a £80,000 contract to demolish and remove one of the most unpopular and underused footbridges in Oldham.
The town centre footbridge over the A62 Manchester Road is a 36 metre span warren truss structure that has…Read More >
Port Salford is a £138 million development, led by The Peel Group in partnership with Salford City Council that will create a new port and warehousing facility in Barton, next to the Manchester Ship Canal.
To make the Port Salford…Read More >
There was nothing too remarkable about the recent award of a £140,000 contract package for groundworks to an Aldi store extension at Salop Street in Liverpool except for the fact that this was Bethell’s 50th successful contract win for…Read More >
Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust have awarded Bethell a £1.8m contract to design and construct a 560 space car park on the site of the former Westwood Park adjacent to Royal Oldham Hospital.
The new car park will be used…Read More >
Bolton MBC have confirmed Bethell’s appointment as one of their Framework Partners for Highway Services for the next four years.
Not only have Bethell been successful in their current works category for resurfacing works which they have successfully delivered since…Read More >
Chinatown is the vibrant heart of the Chinese community in Manchester and one of Chinatown’s most noticeable landmarks is the Chinese Archway. Bethell were successful in being awarded the contract by Manchester City Council to carry out extensive restoration…Read More >
Morgan Sindall have selected Bethell as their delivery partner to construct all civil engineering works for the new FGMSP office building at Sellafield in Cumbria.
The £0.8m scheme is set to commence in June and involves all below ground drainage,…Read More >
Each year, Bethell award £1000 to acknowledge achievements for maintaining and promoting good safety standards throughout our construction sites.
This year our site winner was Refurbishment of Tower Bridges in Birkenhead, Site Manager Will Partlan accepted the award where it…Read More >
Unfortunately, cancer had a very personal effect on Bethell staff during 2013 following the death of one of our long-serving colleagues after a long, brave battle to overcome this illness and, sadly, one of our Senior Managers also lost…Read More >
Bethell Construction is celebrating the achievement of a zero Accident Frequency Rate (AFR) for a full calendar year for 2013 and this brings the total period since a non-reportable accident to over 19 months. Achieving a 0% AFR is…Read More >