O’Brien Directors Match £1 for £1 for Charity! Could you help by donating just a £1 each?

Could you help us by donating just a £1 each? Click the link to our charity page below….



Last year we donated £30,000 to charity organisations such as: Child Bereavement, Terminally Ill Children, Air Ambulance, Homeless Charity, Youth Charity
ALSO!!!! Over the next few weeks we will be releasing details of other fundraisers, including a holiday raffle, air miles, but this kick off campaign is simple but effective and a great way to kick off our 2020 charity drive.

The Directors will match your donations up to £15,000 to make £30,000 for charity!



Congratulations to Christie McBride, our Outstanding Contribution Award Winner August 2020!

Congratulations to our site operative Christie McBride, who has won our 3rd Quarter Employee Outstanding Contribution Award for  June – August.

Christie was nominated by his Project Manager Guy Baker who said: “We nominated Christie due to his willingness to learn, his good attitude to work and willingness to get stuck in on our works on the £50m Blythe Valley project for ZF.”

O’Brien Values Skills and Dedication of our Site Teams

In recognition of this, we have for many years run the ‘Employee Outstanding Achievement Award’. The award goes to a member of one of our site teams each quarter to coincide with our quarterly newsletter.

Project Managers nominate the operative that they think has gone above and beyond for the previous quarter and the candidate with the most recommendations wins the award. In recognition of their outstanding contribution, the winner gets a £500 cheque and a certificate in recognition of their hard work.

O’Brien Enhance Fleet with Delivery of New Vans

O’Brien Contractors have recently purchased 8 new vans enhancing  our fleet of over 40 vans.

The 8 new vans are replacements in line with our policy of replacement on a 5 year cycle.  This maintains a modern fleet of vans and ensures we continue to make use of the latest technology and maintain low emission standards, as well as providing safe, reliable and environmentally friendly vehicles for our staff.  The new vans take our van fleet up to 45 number.

All the vans are sporting the new O’Brien livery, captured in a very artistic shot by our Transport Manager James!




O’Brien Scores with Sean McDermott’s Gaelic Football Club Under 17’s Championship Team

O’Brien Contractors recently sponsored the Sean McDermotts U17 squad kit.

This team are the current Warwickshire Championship and League holders which have they have held since the squad was first formed at U10.

They were also All Britain runners up in 2018 and are considered one of the most promising panel of players within the county.

Unfortunately the season has been curtailed by the current pandemic but they hope to be back playing in September wearing the O’Brien squad kit with pride.

O’Brien Supporting our Local Communities and Organisations

Throughout the year we donate / sponsor people on their charity endeavours, such as parachute jumps, sporting challenges, also supporting school publications, local independent public sports organisations (not publicly funded), maintenance of community facilities and many other varied causes.

In the last 4 years O’Brien Contractors have donated, sponsored or provided man hours to individuals or public / community organisations in the amount of £45,000 to date and will continue to assist in the future.

O’Brien’s Work Progresses at Urban Splash Port Loop Development

O’Brien’s work on our second phase contract at the Urban Splash, new Port Loop Development is progressing very well in Birmingham with O’Brien now commencing finishing works on site.

Following on from the success of our phase one works, we were awarded works on the second phase. Works on the first phase of the project was for foundations, drainage and landscaping works for 40 new 2 and 3 storey homes, including canalside housing, along with the construction of roads and pavements. On the second phase works we have been proving foundations, drainage, landscaping, roads and pavements for a further 28 number 2 and 3 storey homes.

O’Brien is delighted to continue the work with Urban Splash to create a state-of-the-art new development project.

Circled by a kilometre of historic canal, Port Loop is a brand new community with an urban island at its heart. Just 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre, this is Birmingham’s most exciting new place to live.

The Port Loop masterplan includes a range of spacious modern homes, communal gardens, a new swimming pool and leisure centre, traffic-free green streets, a vibrant community hub and central Birmingham’s first new public green spaces in over a decade. Over 1.5km of new tow paths will also help to make it part of a better connected city. A place for couples, singletons, families and all generations, it’s a brand new neighbourhood, built from the ground up.

Urban Splash said: “The future neighbourhood of Port Loop will be both liveable and loveable. We are creating an environment that helps us look after ourselves, with homes that suit our changing ways of life in a place that embraces multi-generational living.

O’Brien Completes a Hat Trick of Education Contract Wins!

O’Brien Contractors have won our third education contract in a week, making it a hat trick of wins for us!

We have been awarded a contract for a playground expansion scheme at Abbeyfields School in Northampton, the scheme will start in the next few weeks.  The contract award followed lengthy discussions with the school and their consultants to bring the scheme to fruition.

Abbeyfield School is a mixed secondary school and sixth form located in Northampton in the English county of Northamptonshire.
offering  GCSEs and BTECs as programmes of study for pupils, while sixth form students can choose to study from range of A Levels and further BTECs

Abbeyfield School is part of the Creative Education Trust (CET). Creativity, problem-solving and innovation are central to the approach to learning.


O’Brien Win 2 School Contracts Across 3 Sites in the Midlands

O’Brien are pleased to announce the award of 2 new contracts across three school sites in the Midlands.

Bromsgrove and Winterfold Independent School

O’Brien have secured works at Bromsgrove and Winterfold Independent School. The project which is over two separate sites, involves the total refurbishment of the Kindergarten unit at Winterfold School, and includes the complete strip out of the existing building, installation of mechanical/electrical infrastructure along with fitting out new kitchen and toilet block facilities. The works at Bromsgrove are the upgrading of the hard landscaping to the front façade of the main school building. Works will begin on site next week for 8 weeks.

Solihull Independent School

O’Brien have secured further works at Solihull Independent School. The project is further expansion of the car parking facilities at the school and is the second phase of the works that we previously carried out last summer. The works are due to start in mid-July and will be completed in August.

O’Brien Development Site at Ludlow Progressing Well!

O’Brien are very pleased to have been awarded contract for enabling works, including drainage and attenuation ponds on an exciting scheme for the first phase of a future high quality housing development in Ludlow.

The client is an established developer based in Shropshire and given the current situation with Covid-19 it’s fantastic to secure a new contract as Principal Contractor with our new client.

Our project team commenced work on site at the end of April on a 3 month programme and in addition to the planning and assessment we carry out for all contracts, a considerable amount of time has been spent ensuring that we will be working in accordance with current strict guidelines for Covid-19 to protect all parties involved, this will continue throughout the works.

The storm water drainage works have commenced and are progressing well, also High Voltage Electrical service diversion trenching works which have been substantially completed ahead of the cabling and jointing works by Western Power Distribution.

We are also approaching a significant stage of the project with the planned road closure and storm drainage installation using Vacuum Excavation methods.

‘Good News in Troubled times’ – O’Brien Commence Work at Multimatic, Coventry

O’Brien have commenced works as Principal Contractor on our project for Multimatic, Coventy.

About Multimatic

Multimatic are a privately held, global enterprise supplying engineered components, systems and services to the automotive industry, including niche vehicle design, development and production for road and race applications.

The Challenges

The 16 Week construction period was anticipated to start the end of March 2020, however the project was delayed due to Covid-19, however we have worked tirelessly with the client and supply chain to push forward remotely with the design process which has now proved fruitful to an extent that we can commence. We look forward to  delivering this strategic project for our client.

The Project

The works package involves the internal alterations to the factory, including infills to Conveyor pits and the construction of a mezzanine deck and associated partition walling, which will create a new area for the production of bespoke high quality carbon fibre components for the Motor sport industry.

Mechanical and Electrical fit out works will be carried out by Multimatic

Warwickshire and Solihull Blood Bikes Fundraising Challenges During COVID-19

After a request from a member of WSBB we were happy to help this fantastic organisation by giving a donation.

Smaller charities are being significantly affected by the COVID-19 crisis, as they are currently unable to carry out fundraising activities to raise money and are reliant on donations.

See below to understand how Blood Bikes save lives everyday of the year and how you can donate to help them carry on their great work or become a volunteer.

O’Brien Contractors have made a £300 donation to Warwickshire and Solihull Blood Bikes.  As well as assisting charities through our O’Brien Charitable Trust at the beginning of each year with money raised throughout the previous year, O’Brien Contractors Ltd also make donations throughout the year to various causes.


Warwickshire & Solihull Blood Bikes are a team of 80 volunteer rider and drivers who are dedicated to providing a weekday out of hours service and 24/7 weekend and Bank holiday cover supporting the NHS in transporting essential Plasma, Tissue Samples, Spinal fluids, X-Rays, Licensed drugs and any other products than can be carried safely on a motorcycle to hospitals throughout the Warwickshire & Solihull area.

Help by Donating to WSBB  

WSBB have had to currently stop all fund raising to fall in line with government guidelines regarding social distancing. Therefore they have NO funds coming into the charity. To help support WSBB donate via their Virgin Money Giving page.

To make a donation click on the link:


To Volunteer

The WSBB still very much welcome contact from those keen to volunteer now and after the pandemic subsides, To apply click here for further information.