Who We Are
We are a construction company based in the United Kingdom and Ireland, internationally recognized for our ability to design and develop unique projects, particularly large transportation infrastructure.
We design and construct some of the UK and Ireland’s most high-profile transport infrastructure projects. We have the strength and depth to deliver complex major projects in-house, drawing on international expertise and full asset lifecycle capability. We provide our clients with cost-effective, value-added solutions and design and build sustainable assets for people and places.
We Have Delivered the UK’s Largest, Most Iconic Infrastructure Projects Including:
- The 22.3 km tunnel on the Crossrail, Thames Tideway and the Northern Line Extension.
- Building long-term relationships and repeat business with our clients, including our 10-year collaboration with Crossrail, Crossrail 2 and Heathrow Airport Limited.
Our commitment to progress runs throughout all levels of the company and has led to cutting-edge research programmes, prestigious industry recognition and delivering some of the most iconic civils projects for the UK & Ireland as we continue to play an active role in the safe and positive transformation and development of UK infrastructure.
Our tradition of construction activities in the British-Irish market is comprised of 470 members of staff and an order book in excess of £1.8 billion in these regions.
Km of tunnel on Crossrail, Thames Tideway and the Northern Line Extension.
years with Crossrail, Crossrail 2 and Heathrow Airport Limited.
Interview with Ignacio Gastón, CEO of Ferrovial Construction
Our presence in the British-Irish market began in 2002 with the establishment of FAI Ltd´s headquarters in Dublin. During the next three years, we were awarded the M4-M6 Kilcock-Kinnegad motorway project, the M3 motorway Clonee Kells project (recognized as the largest PPP ever in the country) and the first trans-border motorway in the A1-N1 corridor; our first ever NEC type contract and the project that marked the beginning of our activities in Northern Ireland.
Our activities in the United Kingdom began in 2004, when the Amey-Ferrovial led consortium was awarded the DBFO2 highway project, one of the largest Private Finance Initiative (PFI) in the history of Northern Ireland. Two years later, in 2006, the consortium was awarded a large PFI for schools in Leeds and Bradford, marking our first construction activities in England. This same year we established FAUK Ltd in London as we started work on the widening of the M50 ring highway in Dublin.
In 2007, we were awarded our first contract with Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited (BAA) for the construction of the T5C Connectivity Baggage Tunnel and in 2008, we began the runway rehabilitation project at Aberdeen Airport in Scotland.
One of our biggest contracts came in 2010 with the design and construction of the new terminal T2A and the T3IB Integrated Baggage Building, both at Heathrow Airport. During this time, we began new road constructions in Ireland which led to prestigious recognitions such as the Major Contractor of the Year 2010 and the Construction Excellence Award 2011. We also formed the BFK consortium which was awarded three Crossrail projects in London including the construction of two tunnels, connecting Royal Oak with Paddington and Farringdon stations and the new Farringdon station.
In 2012, we won our very first ECI project with the A8 highway project in Northern Ireland. A year later we were awarded, in partnership with Amey and Lagan, the M8/M74/M75 Road Improvement Scheme in Scotland which included the design, operations and maintenance of the entire highway.
2014 was a very successful year for us as we completed the outset of the Queen’s Terminal at Heathrow Airport in June and the TBM tunneling operations between Royal Oak and Farringdon in February; plus were awarded the contract for Heathrow´s Q6 Lot 3 and the realignment of the Bravo taxiway. These achievements not only placed us in a good position to be awarded the Northern Line extension for the London Underground in September 2014, but they also helped progress our expansion strategy in the UK, with the award of the Eastern Bay Link road in Cardiff in December of this same year.
As our reputation in the British-Irish market continued to strengthen, our projects and capabilities continued to grow as well. In 2015, we were awarded the Central section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel in London and formed the FUSION JV with Morgan Sindall and BAM Nuttall; as a way to connect the expertise, innovation and resources of each leading firm and provide engineering solutions for large, complex infrastructure in the UK and across the world. This same year, one of our engineers won the Rising Star of the Year Award and were awarded 4 new substantial contracts as a Heathrow Q6 Delivery Integrator.
Our successful run continued throughout 2016. First with HS2 Ltd.’s enabling work contracts for London´s Central Station and later with 7 new projects to enhance the airport infrastructure throughout the UK including the high-profile Kilo Apron Development (KAD) project, an underground structure to serve as part of Heathrow´s T2 future developments. Many of our projects during this year were recognised for their environmental innovations including the Northern Line extension and our Crossrail projects with the Green Apple Award, the crossrail at Farringdon Station with the Ground Engineering Award 2016 for Technical Excellence and our digital innovation techniques and BIM implementation in the M8/M74/M75 highway projects with the Irish BIM Innovation Award.
In 2017 we reached several milestones including the opening of the Eastern Bay Link project in Wales, the competition of the 3.2 km tunnel on the Northern Line Extension, the release of our low carbon infrastructure report in support of the UK´s Green Building Council, the launch of a 100% electric fleet of zero-emission vehicles across our airport project and the creation of the Stop. Make A Change, Health & Wellbeing week to promote improvements in construction.
Our consistent health and safety practices across our business placed us in the top 2.5% of applicants for the British Safety Council Awards in 2018. In this same year, we signed the Inclusive Culture Pledge to mark our commitment to remain a highly diverse company, while six if our employees were finalists at the Women in Construction & Engineering Awards.
In 2019, the RiverLinx consortium was appointed to deliver the £1bn Silvertown tunnel project following a three-year procurement process by Transport for London. Additionally, numerous achievements took place across our projects including the largest underground rail crossover of the London Underground network at the Northern Line Extension, handover of vital stands packages for Heathrow Airport Limited two months ahead of schedule and the signature of Civil Works Final Construction Certificate for Farringdon Station.