Our History

Charles Bethell established his road construction business in Manchester in 1865 to meet the growing infrastructure demands of the rapidly expanding Victorian city.

In the past 150 years, Bethell has grown from a small, family-owned firm to one of the most successful construction services companies in the UK.

Today’s success is built on a long history of hard work, innovation and excellence. Our strength is the diversity of our expertise, distinguishing us from others in the industry. Our heritage and experience has established a successful multi-disciplinary team that delivers advanced solutions in the construction, civil engineering and multi-utility sectors. This proud history, spanning a century and a half, gives our team a permanent reminder of the need to uphold the traditions and reputation of one of the UK’s oldest and most respected civil engineering contractors.

We are proud to share our story with you. Please click on the image below to discover more about our first 150 years…….


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