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Durkan starts construction on Southmere Boat House as part of extensive Thamesmead regeneration.

Durkan, one of London and the South East’s leading independent development and construction companies, has begun construction of the new Southmere Boat House in Thamesmead, creating a dedicated centre for Southmere Boat Club.

NHBC Pride In The Job Quality Award

We are incredibly proud to share that our project director Tony Gallagher has won an NHBC Pride In The Job Quality Award for his work at Southmere.

Getting Women into Construction in Ealing

At Phase 2 of the Sherwood Place project in Ealing for  Clarion Housing,  the Durkan project team have been working hard to create real social value alongside quality, sustainable homes for local people. A recent initiative has been to support Community Interest Company Women into Construction (WIC), to increase female participation in the industry.

Durkan signs Hatfield housing deal to deliver 87 new homes

Durkan, a leading London and Home Counties homebuilder, will deliver 87 new homes in Hatfield following the exchange of contracts with Hertfordshire County Council and Danes Educational Trust – with agreement facilitating multiple new facilities for Onslow St Audrey’s School in Hatfield.

Giving old homes a new lease of life at The Hides, Harlow

The Durkan team has received glowing feedback on the completion of its £1.4 million project to refurbish 30 flats at The Hides development in Harlow. 

Historic homes at Sutton Dwellings, Chelsea, set to be transformed

Durkan has been appointed by Clarion Housing Group to refurbish the Sutton Dwellings, part of Chelsea’s historic Sutton Estate.  

Gold Award for Customer Satisfaction

We are extremely proud that 100% of our customers who legally completed in 2021 would recommend us.

Getting a foot on the construction career ladder – Jack’s story

Trainee estimator, Jack talks about the opportunities his apprenticeship gave him.

Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of work on 117 new council homes in Kidbrooke

Durkan to deliver 158 affordable homes near Central Middlesex Hospital

Durkan, which has been consistently delivering high-quality residential projects for over 50 years, has been appointed by Network Homes to build 158 much needed affordable homes near Central Middlesex Hospital. 

Durkan appoints new Managing Director of Construction

Durkan has appointed Tim Carpenter as its new Managing Director of Construction – marking the start of a new chapter for the leading independent development and construction company.

Durkan appointed to help UK public sector decarbonise and retrofit

We are really excited to share that Durkan has been appointed as a specialist contractor that will help the UK’s public sector decarbonise – work that is critical to the government meeting its 2050 net zero target.

Durkan Supports Hertford Christmas Gala

On Friday 26th November Durkan sponsored and attended the Hertford Christmas Gala.

Building Futures at Durkan

Giving people opportunities to take their first steps in construction and learn a trade is something that’s really important to us. We take pride in our employees and the apprenticeship opportunities that we are able to offer.

New striking homes set for Hertford

St Neots mayor kicks-off new home construction with kids’ treasure hunt challenge

Budding treasure hunters from a St Neots pre-school spent a morning with the Mayor, uncovering the secrets beneath the soil of a new construction site that will see new homes built for the town.

Work starts on new homes with a sense of history in the heart of Southwark

In Partnership with Southwark Council, Durkan will be working across two sites in SE17 at the heart of Zone 2, Manor Place and the former workshops at Braganza Street.

Awarding High Standards

Everything about our development in Bengeo, The Stiles, showcases quality – from the charming new homes to their beautifully landscaped setting so it’s no surprise that the development has now also been recognised for its high standards of construction and site management.

HGP Regional Growth Initiative

Housing Growth Partnership (HGP) and Durkan Homes (Durkan) are pleased to announce that Durkan will be one of the first regional partners of HGP’s Regional Growth Initiative (RGI).



Durkan donates laptops to Clarion Housing residents to drive digital inclusion

As part of its longstanding commitment to give back to the communities in which it operates, leading London and home counties housebuilder and contractor Durkan has donated laptops to residents of Clarion’s Sherwood Close development in West Ealing, London.

Peabody appoints Durkan to deliver new homes in Lambeth

Over the next three years, Durkan will construct 134 new homes and over 45,000 square metres of commercial space.

Going For Gold!

We’re delighted to announce that our very own Henry Camillus has been named as a finalist in the Construction Manager of the Year 2021 awards for his efforts at Southmere Village, part of the Thamesmead regeneration scheme.

Durkan awarded Framework place with A2Dominion.

Durkan are delighted to announce that they have been successful in securing and finalising their position on the A2Dominion framework.

Durkan and Westminster City Council Complete Disability Employment Pilot Partnership

Durkan welcomes Health, Safety and Environmental Director Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon has joined Durkan as Health, Safety and Environmental Director and will be working across the business to ensure that health & safety is aligned to our business requirements. 


Durkan teams up with Joe Brennan Training to offer apprenticeships

Durkan, Joe Brennan Training and London South Bank University are pleased to be partnering to offer two Level 4 apprenticeship opportunities at our Sherwood Close project, in Ealing. 

Durkan to deliver up to 170 homes on strategic North West Cambridge Development

Leading Home Counties and London housebuilder Durkan has announced an agreement with the University of Cambridge to deliver up to 170 homes at its North West Cambridge Development. 

A new community hub for Southmere

Durkan Limited are pleased to announce that we successfully handed over Southmere Library to Peabody and Bexley Council, following a close partnership between our project team, architects Bisset Adams, Robinson M&E Engineers, and structural engineers OCSC. 

Robert Thompson joins Durkan as Production Director

Durkan welcome Robert Thompson as our housing divisions newly appointed Production Director.



Social Procurement Festival 2021

Last week, Head of Social Responsibility and Inclusion Kevin O Connor, and Commercial Director Shane Rooney, participated in the first annual Social Procurement Festival hosted by Supply Change.

Durkan appoints Group New Business Director

Durkan have announced the appointment of Tim Carpenter as its new Group New Business Director.

Durkan secures planning consent for new homes in St Neots

Durkan has secured planning consent for a development of 293 new homes in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. The site forms a key part of the major Wintringham development, part of the strategic expansion of Cambridgeshire’s largest town, which is being led by master developer Urban & Civic.

Durkan achieve Standard Accreditation in latest Investors In People assessment

Durkan are delighted to have retained its current Standard Level of accreditation after undertaking an Investors In People assessment in September in which we achieved a fantastic response rate of 93% from our employees.

Ethelburga Food Parcel Donations

On Saturday 21st November, Durkan employees joined the dedicated volunteer group ‘Ethelburga SOS Angels’ as they prepared, delivered and handed out food boxes to local Ethelburga Estate residents who have been affected by the social and economic fallout of Covid-19. 

Durkan’s Patrick Phillips wins GOLD at this years Construction Manager of the Year Awards

Congratulations to Patrick Phillips who successfully won Gold at this years Construction Manager of the Year Awards hosted by The Chartered Institute of Building. 

A promotion for Durkan’s Rising Star

Durkan are delighted to announce the promotion of ‘rising star’ Ed Afolabi to Assistant Site Manager at Phase 1a Southmere project in Thamesmead. 

Durkan wins contract with Clarion Housing Group to deliver new homes in West Ealing

Durkan, has been appointed by Clarion Housing Group, the UK’s largest provider of affordable housing, to deliver the second phase of the regeneration of Sherwood Close in West Ealing, London. 


Tony Gallagher wins NHBC Seal of Excellence Award

Project Director Tony Gallagher and the team at Southmere Phase 1A won the NHBC Pride in the Job 2020 Seal of Excellence Award.

Durkan secure £26.7M Contract with Southwark Council

Durkan has recently signed a development agreement with Southwark Council to deliver Commercial Way in Peckham, London.


Durkan announces promotion of Director of Quality for Nigel Shields

Durkan would like to congratulate Nigel Shields on his promotion to Director of Quality.

Durkan announces promotion of Jason Smith to Operations Director

Durkan are pleased to announce the promotion of Jason Smith as Operations Director.





Council Leader visits visionary new housing facility

Councillor Rachael Robathan, Leader of Westminster City Council, has visited Beachcroft House in Maida Vale as construction of the visionary new housing facility nears completion.

Planning permission granted on former nursery site in Hertford

Durkan’s Planning team has  secured a resolution to grant planning permission for 52 homes on the Former Bengeo Nursery site in Hertford, an affluent market town situated on the northwest edge of Hertfordshire.

Durkan lands major contract on Thamesmead regeneration programme

Durkan has been awarded a £126m contract to deliver the second phase of Southmere Village.

Durkan appoints new Finance Director

Leading London and Home Counties homebuilder Durkan has appointed Paul Kimber as its new Group Finance Director.

Durkan secure £24M contract with Southwark

Durkan has recently signed a development agreement with Southwark Council for delivery of a scheme over two sites in Braganza Street and Manor Place Terrace in Elephant and Castle.

Durkan support outstanding building design in Aylesbury Vale

Outstanding building and structural projects across Aylesbury have been recognised at the 25th annual Aylesbury Vale District Council Design Awards.

NHBC seal of excellence award for Durkan

In June this year we were delighted to announce that Project Director, Tony Gallagher, won an NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Award

Exciting new public space opens in Aylesbury

Aylesbury’s town centre’s latest development officially opened to the public on Friday 8 March.

Prestigious award win for The Exchange

We are delighted to announce that The Exchange has been named as the inaugural winner of Aylesbury Vale District Council’s (AVDC) Norman Bragg Award.

Durkan to lead Thamesmead Towers refurbishment

Peabody has appointed Durkan to refurbish nine 13-storey tower blocks in Thamesmead as part of the wider regeneration of the area.

Work experience candidates join Britannia Music site team in Ilford

This week we welcomed six work experience candidates at our Britannia Music Site (BMS) in Ilford.

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