Derry builder Heron lands significant contracts worth £152m

Heron Bros
Heron Bros has been appointed to deliver the new £52m Dundonald International Ice Bowl

SOUTH Derry construction and property group Heron Bros has secured three major new contracts at home and overseas worth a combined £152 million.

The Draperstown company has been assigned to work on the £70m Ballycastle Shared Education Campus and has also been freshly appointed to deliver the new £52m Dundonald International Ice Bowl project to replace the existing outdated provision.

Added to this, it will be contractor on the 7,200 sq m Edinburgh Innovation Hub, a £30m joint venture between East Lothian Council and Queen Margaret University.

The significant new contracts come after Ulster GAA revealed in November that Heron Bros, its long-standing construction contractor, would not proceed to deliver the main works contract for the new Casement Park in Belfast.

A spokesperson for the company said: “These significant wins add to Heron Bros’ diverse portfolio, reinforcing our reputation for delivering complex, high-profile construction projects across multiple sectors.

“They also continue to diversify our offering through acquisitions in the renewables market and continued investment in our manufacturing and property business.”

The Heron Bros business includes construction, joinery, manufacturing, quarrying, the supply of building materials as well as property development and investment.

In its last set of published accounts, Heron (which was founded in 1956) reported that sales rose by a third to more than £114m, and its pre-tax profit doubled to £11m.

Ahead of working on its latest new contracts, Heron has commenced its 2024 placement academy.

It is offering a number of apprenticeship opportunities in roles including engineering, manufacturing & joinery, computing, administration, architectural technology, building surveying, engineering and quantity surveying (to apply and find out more, email