11-June-2018: Bourne complete 3 Peaks Challenge

Congratulations and well done to the Bourne team who completed the 3 Peaks Challenge this weekend in aid of the Dorset Cancer Care Foundation.

The team of eight Bourne employees, Nikki Barlow, Aaron Staples, Maria Hardy, Jon Piggott, Chris Moore, David Lindsay, Beth Romans and Ben Laybourne scaled Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest mountain, on Friday evening, Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain on Saturday morning, and Snowden, Wales’ highest mountain on Saturday afternoon.

In total they walked 26 miles, with 2,926 metres of climb, and were driven over 1,400 miles by two Bourne directors, Craig Galway and Nick Hayes.

The team would like to say a big thank you to Craig and Nick for giving up their time (and sleep) and getting them safely to each mountain and home again!

Trainee CAD Modeller and 3 Peaks team member Ben Laybourne said “It was a brilliant weekend, full of amazing people and wonderful views. It was also great to meet people from different areas of the company and come together for a challenge”.

The team have succeeded in raising over £1,000 which will go towards supporting Dorset residents and their families affected by cancer. There is still time to donate to the Dorset Cancer Care Foundation via the Just Giving page – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bourne-group

08-May-2018: Bourne take on 3 Peaks Challenge

On 8th June, eight Bourne employees (Nikki Barlow, Aaron Staples, Maria Hardy, Jon Piggott, Chris Moore, David Lindsay, Beth Romans and Ben Laybourne) will be taking on the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales to raise money for the Dorset Cancer Care Foundation.

Considered one of Britain’s toughest outdoor challenges, the 3 Peaks Challenge takes in the dizzy heights of Ben Nevis (1,344m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Snowdon (1,085m).

With the help of two designated drivers (Craig Galway and Nick Hayes), the team will first need to travel 566 miles from the Bourne HQ in Poole to Fort William where the challenge will begin. Then over the course of 24 hours, they will trek 26 miles and ascend to a total height of almost 3,000m.

This is a serious and tough challenge which requires a good level of fitness, as well as plenty of grit and determination. We would like to wish the team the best of luck and hope the weather holds out for this incredible challenge!

If you would like to show your support and make a donation, please visit the team’s Just Giving page:



04-April-2018: Teaching Scouts about the dangers of playing on building sites

While working on a major contract at the Sky head office in Osterley, Bourne visited a local Scout Group to teach children about the dangers of playing on and near building sites.

According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), each year several children die and many are injured following accidents on construction sites.

Karen McDonnell, Occupational Health and Safety Policy Adviser at RoSPA, said: “Although the number of children killed and injured at construction sites has gone down in recent years, there are still two or three children who are killed after gaining access to building sites every year, which is unacceptable.”

During the visit, Bourne Project Director Greg Brown launched a competition for the 1st Osterley Scouts to design their own site safety posters and build a model multi-storey car park.

Greg says “It’s important to get youngsters thinking about the dangers that exist to emphasise the message they should stay away from building sites. We have a responsibility not only to make sure children can’t access our sites but also to educate them why they shouldn’t even attempt it.”

Greg and Design Manager Brian Bradshaw returned to the Scout Group earlier this month to judge the competition entries and present prizes to the winning designers, Molly Ballantyne, age 10 and Daniel Lumm Age 9. Molly and Daniel’s winning safety posters will be displayed on Bourne construction sites across the country.


Bourne would like to say thank you to the 1st Osterley Scout Group for being so accommodating and we can’t wait to see the winning posters on display.

09-March-2018: Bourne attends local careers fairs

Bourne attended two local careers fairs this week to offer free advice to pupils interested in working in the construction industry.

Bourne employees from various departments including Project Management, Design Engineering, Production, Commercial, Project and Bid Management attended Parkstone Grammar School and Bournemouth and Poole College careers fairs where they met with children, parents and college students to discuss the different career paths available to them.

Production Director, John Flynn met with school leavers to discuss apprenticeship opportunities at Bourne while Assistant Commercial Manager, Tom Hunt gave advice on the application process.

Attending Parkstone Grammar School for Girls was also a fantastic opportunity for us to banish the old-fashioned gender stereotypes that can discourage women from joining the construction industry. Bid Manager, Valentina Biles was on hand to give an insight into the industry from a female perspective and discuss the significant range of careers available in our sector.

We hope we’ve inspired a new generation to consider a future in what is now one of the biggest and most diverse sectors in the country.

30-Jan-2018: Bourne attends Hilti Innovation Event

Bourne Steel Operations Director, Craig Galway and Bourne Engineering Managing Director Alan Pillinger attended the Hilti VIP Innovation Event today along with other valued Hilti customers.

The event was held at the Hilti Headquarters in Schaan, Lichtenstein where guests had the opportunity to look around the facility and gain an insight into the DNA of the organisation and what drives them to deliver the best possible products and services.

The visit included a tour of the Hilti Innovation Centre where an annual budget of £280m is expended creating the tools, fixing and cutting solutions of the future.

Guests were also given a tour of the fixing & anchor production facilities including the unit that hand assembles the tools and equipment.

Craig Galway has said “We were certainly ‘wowed’, not only by the spectacular location of the Hilti HQ but also by their first class facilities and attention to quality and precision.”

02-Jan-2018: Nine years with Thameslink

The final section of London Bridge Station is now open, marking the end of Bourne’s five year involvement in the London Bridge Project and nine years with the Thameslink Programme.

Bourne’s involvement in the Thameslink Programme began in 2009 with a £360,00 order for the Turnmill Street ticket hall at Farringdon Station. The Company went on to win several more contracts at Farringdon including the installation of rooflights above the integrated ticket hall, an over-track crossing and a roof canopy covering the north end of all four platforms. This was followed by work at Blackfriars Station where Bourne provided the structural steelwork for both the north and south stations alongside carrying out most of the enabling works to allow the station to evolve as part of the build programme.

Many of the Thameslink projects have required Bourne to carry out astonishing feats of engineering and precision, from installing 60 tonne concrete encased girders and intricate ‘flying staircases’ to erecting 15 tonne girders in underground tunnels and even propping and jacking London’s oldest station, London Bridge.

Bourne has now exceeded a combined order total of £20 million with Thameslink but the Company’s work at Farringdon Station continues as part of the Crossrail development.

03-Nov-2017: Bourne wins National Company Award

We are delighted to announce that Bourne Construction Engineering Ltd. has won a Bronze Considerate Constructors Scheme 2017 National Company Award.

Bourne was one of the highest scoring of all registered companies in the Considerate Constructors Scheme 2017 and has been recognised for showing the highest levels of consideration towards the public, its workforce, and the environment.

The CCS Company report for Bourne stated that “The company and their processes and procedures continues to promote a positive image of the industry to an excellent standard.”

Thank you to all involved for helping the Company achieve this high standard of working practice.

05-Oct-17: Steel Design Award for LSQ London

The Company is proud to announce that Bourne Steel has been awarded a Structural Steel Design Award for the LSQ London project (48 Leicester Square).

LSQ London is a Grade II listed building refurbishment which required Bourne Steel to install over 2,000 tonnes of structural steel and metal decking within what is thought to be one of Europe’s largest retained facades.

Bourne Steel Managing Director, Nick Hatton was presented with the award by BCSA president, Tim Outteridge at a special ceremony held at the Museum of London.

18-Aug-2017: Blue Peter badge for Bourne Steel

After two years of filming the transformation of Kings Cross, footage of the Gasholders was finally aired on last night’s Blue Peter on BBC 1.

The Gasholders or ‘Gasholders London’ is a collection of canal side apartments built within a refurbished triplet of Grade II-L listed, 150-year-old cast iron gasholder frames. Bourne were responsible for the re-erection of these refurbished but very fragile gasholder frames around the three already constructed apartment blocks.

Footage of the bespoke pivot frame that Bourne used to lift each column into place made the final cut along with some great shots of the huge, 60mm diameter holding down bolts being tightened.

Behind the scenes, our site manager even received a Blue Peter badge!

Click here to see the clip – Blue Peter Green Badge Special 17/08/17