Our dynamic Group companies work across a multitude of sectors, including commercial, retail, residential, infrastructure, stadia and leisure & hospitality, for public and private clients. Our dedicated teams have had the privilege of working on some of the most iconic projects across London including, The Shard development, the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, the refurbishment of the Savoy Hotel, the Cutty Sark at Greenwich, the upgrade of the hospitality suites at Twickenham Stadium (RFU), and the extension to the Tate Modern that opened in 2016.
Patsy and Johnny Byrne founded Byrne Bros. in 1969, originally to provide engineering solutions for sub and superstructure packages, and the company is now recognised as one of the UK’s premier concrete frame contractors. In 1973 Byrne Group was formed to support the activities of Byrne Bros. The expanding Byrne Bros. was subsequently joined by new build, refurbishment and fit-out contractor Ellmer in 1977. This afforded the Group the opportunity to offer the full spectrum of construction services.
In 2017, Byrne Group agreed a strategic investment with Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO), an international construction and engineering contractor with leading market positions in Africa and Australia - this resulted in WBHO taking a significant minority stake. The synergistic benefits of working together is a response to growing demand for our unique blend of construction skills.
Today, the Group provides the corporate infrastructure, safety management, technology and support services required by the individual businesses. The technical expertise contained within the Group is utilised to support each business and to assist with the challenging demands of any project. We draw upon this technical capability, and our collaborative approach, to offer our clients preconstruction services, providing buildability advice and innovative solutions that give our clients greater surety on the delivery of their projects.
We create added value as a direct result of the personal attention that comes from being a customer focused business.
We are committed to maintaining the highest standards in health & safety, environmental and quality management. Being a socially responsible business, we strive to leave a positive impact on the environments and communities wherever we operate. A strong family culture flows throughout the organisation which promotes integrity, respect and an environment where the safety of the people around you is as important as your own.
We believe all accidents and injuries are preventable, and we are driving a culture where safety is an integral part of every business decision. Our behavioural safety programme, ‘The Byrne Way’, aims to touch the hearts and minds of our workforce and strives for our sites to be Incident and Injury Free (IIF).
We believe in providing opportunities for the development of our workforce. We take pride in investing in our staff, making a significant investment in education and training year on year. We also believe it is important to train and nurture the future talent of our industry, through our Graduates, Placements and Apprenticeships Schemes.
The Group has built its reputation upon customer satisfaction, collaboration, innovation, value for money and reliable, safe delivery. This has led to repeat business and the creation of long lasting trusting relationships with our clients, which include many of the UK’s property developers, investors and main contractors.