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NEWS_BTH Award SPACES
20 December 2019
The team who delivered the Barking Town Hall Refurbishment project for London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, has been presented with the Spaces...
NEWS_Notcutte Topping out
06 December 2019
A major redevelopment of the restaurant at Notcutts Woodbridge Garden Centre has reached the topping out milestone this week, marking the...
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15 July 2019
We are delighted that we have retained our Framework status on both the Suffolk County Council Major Construction Framework and the London...
NEWS_Wong_Groundbreaking
08 July 2019
The funders for the new Wong Avery Song School in Cambridge have paid a visit to the site from their home in America.Barnes started construction...
NEWS_Paxman Opening
26 June 2019
To mark the completion of construction, Councillor Ray Gooding, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Education and Skills has unveiled a MAN...
NEWS_Notcutts Wbdge
25 June 2019
The start of a major project to redevelop the restaurant at Notcutts Woodbridge Garden Centre has been marked at a special ground-breaking...
NEWS_Homerton College North Wing
21 June 2019
Members of the project team have joined the Principal and Bursar to celebrate the start of the construction of a new accommodation and auditorium...
NEWS_Fairhavens Cam
03 May 2019
A brand new hospice which is being built for South East Essex is starting to become more of a reality as construction hits the halfway point...
NEWS_SAA Topping Out
03 May 2019
The Head Teacher of Sybil Andrews Academy in Bury St Edmunds has taken part in a topping out ceremony to mark a milestone in the construction...
NEWS_Fairhavens School Visit
21 March 2019
On Thursday 21st March, a local junior school joined us at our site for the new state-of-the-art adult’s hospice for South East Essex.Pupils from...
NEWS_TL Dagenham
18 February 2019
Building work is underway on a new 78 room hotel in the heart of the area set to become London’s Hollywood.The new Travelodge in Dagenham East is...
NEWS_Fairhavens Jan
18 January 2019
Construction on Southend’s only adult hospice is progressing well with the concrete pour of the foundations now halfway through.Designed by LSI...
NEWS_SAA Ground
18 January 2019
The same construction team that built Sybil Andrews Academy in 2016 has returned to build new phases of the high school based on Bury St Edmunds’...
NEWS_Cornhill
18 December 2018
Barnes has been appointed to work on the next stage of a £6.72million landmark development in the heart of Bury St Edmunds town centre.St...
NEWS_Churchill College
09 November 2018
The final piece of copper roofing has been laid to mark the topping out at three new graduate houses for Churchill College in Cambridge.The houses...
NEWS_Paxman Topping out
19 October 2018
Cllr Ray Gooding, Essex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills took part in a topping out ceremony at Paxman Academy in...
NEWS_Stanway Fiveways Opening
15 October 2018
The official opening of the newly-expanded Stanway Fiveways Primary School in Colchester has taken place with a ribbon cutting and the burying of...
NEWS_Fairhaven Groundbreaking
12 October 2018
Building work on Southend’s only adult hospice has officially started on a new site which will care for twice as many people. On Monday 8th...
NEWS_BBUK Oct 2018
03 October 2018
A milestone in the construction of a new extension for BUUK at their main office at Woolpit has been marked with a topping out event., Along with...
NEWS_Festool Oct 18
28 September 2018
Power tools firm Festool has celebrated a milestone in the construction of its new £9.5 million UK HQ by holding a traditional German ‘Richtfest’....
NEWS_WSH Resi metsec
16 July 2018
A key milestone has been achieved at the new Staff Residences project at West Suffolk Hospital with the completion of the erection of the metsec...
NEWS_BBUK
16 July 2018
Barnes has been working with three Suffolk companies; Wincer Kievenaar Architects, Gill Associates and Superstructures, on a project that will...
The Limes Academy, Oulton Broad, Suffolk
06 July 2018
Some of the children who will be part of the first intake at a new primary school being built by Barnes in Oulton near Lowestoft have paid a visit...
Other_CalcDrawing
17 May 2018
The UK Managing Director of Festool, Ole Held, has taken part in a ground-breaking event at Suffolk Business Park in Bury St Edmunds, to mark the...
News_SJCC RIBA
17 May 2018
The award was made under the category New Build – large building and was for the worked carried out on the West Suffolk Hospital Central Sterile...
Groundbreaking at new Secondary School in Colchester
05 April 2018
We have been awarded the £14 million contract to build the new school in Paxman Avenue and Essex County Council Chairman, Cllr John Aldridge and...
The Limes Topping Out
27 March 2018
Local councillors and business leaders gathered to celebrate the topping out of a new free school being built on Lime Avenue in Oulton.The Limes...
News_PI_Gt Yar
16 March 2018
We have been awarded a contract to build a second Premier Inn and restaurant in the popular Norfolk seaside town of Great Yarmouth; a sister hotel...
NEWS_Corpus Christi
15 January 2018
We have started work on a kitchen refurbishment at one of the most ancient colleges at the University of Cambridge; Corpus Christi. The 50-week...
NEWS_FIND 50
10 January 2018
Ipswich charity Families in Need (FIND), which provides thousands of food parcels to people in crisis each year, has launched an appeal to raise...
NEWS_ESFA Framework
02 January 2018
Barnes Construction has successfully been appointed to the latest version of Education and Skills Funding Agency’s (ESFA) schools construction...
Barnes gets a buzz out of helping Bumblebee Children’s Charity
14 December 2017
We have been helping the Bumblebee Children’s Charity through fundraising and carrying out work at the independent pre-school in Sproughton...
New Build Secondary School, Paxman Avenue, Colchester
04 December 2017
Construction is set to begin on a new 900-place Secondary Shcool on the former Alderman Blaxill School Site in Paxman Avenue, Colchester. We have...
Contract Award:  Kings College School
20 November 2017
BARNES HAS STARTED WORK ON A PROJECT AT KING’S COLLEGE SCHOOL IN CAMBRIDGE.The scope of works includes the design and construction of a purpose...
Supporting Colchester Primary School Expansion Programme
17 November 2017
Essex County Council has commenced a £14million primary school expansion programme in Colchester which will create more than 900 new places across...
Graduate Accommodation, Leckhampton, Grange Road, Cambridge
27 September 2017
BARNES CONSTRUCTION WON ITS FIRST MAJOR CONTRACT IN CAMBRIDGE IN 2007, WHEN IT WAS COMMISSIONED TO BUILD THE KAVLI INSTITUTE FOR COSMOLOGY STUDY...
NEWS_Limes Begin
18 September 2017
Work is well underway to construct The Limes Primary Academy in Oulton, Lowestoft. Building started in July 2017 on the single and two-storey...
Opening of Saxmundham Fire & Police Station
14 August 2017
Suffolk County Councillor Matthew Hicks and Tim Passmore, Police and Crime Commissioner, formally opened the £540K redeveloped shared base on...
BARNES’ SITE WINS NATIONAL COMPETITION
20 July 2017
ENTRIES SUBMITTED BY LOCAL SCHOOLCHILDREN INTO THE 2017 PAINT THE HOARDING COMPETITION AT OUR SITE IN BARKING, ESSEX HAVE BEEN DECLARED ONE OF...
Cambridge Drinks Event
07 July 2017
The event was held at the Rooftop Terrace at the Varsity Hotel, Cambridge. Although the weather was challenging, the venue provided unique views...
Two Leisure Contracts Awarded
07 July 2017
The Lincoln scheme is to construct a 2-storey, 38-bed lodge for Marston’s Inn and Taverns.Located in the desirable Burton Water residency within...
Ivor Goodsite - Paint the Hoarding Competition
12 June 2017
LOCAL SCHOOLCHILDREN HAVE VISITED BARKING TOWN HALL TO SEE THEIR ENTRIES FOR THE 2017 PAINT THE HOARDING COMPETITION PUT ON PUBLIC VIEW. We are...
NEWS_Sports BSE
02 June 2017
The brand new Skyliner sports centre was officially opened on Saturday by the Mayor of St Edmundsbury, Councillor Julia Wakelam and other guests...
Inspiration to create hedgehog corridors
24 May 2017
HELPING TO GIVE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC INSPIRATION TO CREATE HEDGEHOG CORRIDORS. Barnes Construction's Carpenter James Fairs shows Suffolk...
Arthur Rank Hospice RICS Award
19 May 2017
Arthur Rnak Hospice in Cambridge has been awarded RICS East of England Project of the Year 2017.Thirty six of the East of England’s most...
Two Rivers Medical Centre Commendation
12 May 2017
WE HAVE RECEIVED A COMMENDATION IN THIS YEAR’S CRAFTSMANSHIP AWARDS FOR THE TWO RIVERS MEDICAL CENTRE ON WOODBRIDGE ROAD EAST IN IPSWICH. The £6m...
Barnes' roots in Ipswich
01 May 2017
BARNES’ HAS CELEBRATED ITS 25TH YEAR AT RANSOMES EUROPARK IN IPSWICH WITH A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY CAKE. In the early 90s, there was a realisation that...
NEWS_WSH New Contract
12 April 2017
WE HAVE SECURED A FURTHER CONTRACT AT WEST SUFFOLK HOSPITAL IN BURY ST EDMUNDS. The project comprises of two areas of courtyard infill works; one...
NEWS_Rosehill M Denny
01 March 2017
The East of England CO-OP's Joint Chief Executive, Nick Denny, has visited the Tosehill Retail Centre site in Ipswich., Escorted by Mark Bailey,...
NEWS_Date Stone Sax Fire
31 January 2017
A ceremony has taken place to lay a ‘date stone’ at Saxmundham’s new joint police and fire station with local MP Therese Coffey, together with...
NEWS_Fwk CA
13 December 2016
We are Suffolk County Council Framework members and have preferred contractor status with Marstons and Travelodge.Marstons InnsWe have commenced...
NEWS_Pig
21 November 2016
This summer’s ‘Pigs Gone Wild’ fundraising initiative by St Elizabeth Hospice was a resounding success, smashing all expectations by raising a...
NEWS_SAA Handed over
16 November 2016
Sybil Andrews Academy on Bury St Edmunds’ Moreton Hall estate to be ready for students within the next few weeks.Sybil Andrews Academy on Bury St...
NEWS_AUDI handover
16 November 2016
The construction of the new Ipswich Audi dealership has been completed and handed over to the Marriott Motor Group.The £8 million building, which...

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