A Suffolk-based family company marks a “significant milestone” and celebrates 60 years in business.

Breheny Group, which specialises in civil engineering, was founded in 1963 by Jack Breheny when he moved from Galway to Lowestoft.

Mr Breheny was a bricklayer by trade and mainly worked on local housing schemes and drainage projects in the Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth areas.

Under the leadership of Jack Breheny and his son, John Breheny, the company grew and expanded its scope of operations to include major infrastructure projects, commercial and residential developments, and environmental projects.

East Anglian Daily Times: John Breheny, Breheny GroupJohn Breheny, Breheny Group (Image: Breheny Group)

Today, the Breheny Group is a well-respected and successful construction firm with a diverse portfolio of projects across the UK, with offices in Needham Market, Huntingdon, West Malling, Southampton and Doncaster.

The company currently employs more than 330 members of staff and is a massive advocate for growing its own talent, with its trainee and apprentice scheme setting the foundation for multiple successful careers.

John Breheny said: “I am extremely proud that the business my parents founded is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

“The construction industry is notoriously turbulent, and we have weathered recessions and more recently a global pandemic. I look forward to seeing our business’ continued success.”

Some of the construction project highlights from the past 60 years of the company include the completion of numerous highway and infrastructure projects, among others, the Bury St Edmunds Eastern Relief Road, Bedford Western Bypass and the Lowestoft Relief Road.

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East Anglian Daily Times: Martlesham Heath Bypass, Breheny GroupMartlesham Heath Bypass, Breheny Group (Image: Breheny Group)

The Breheny Group has also built many bridges of differing types and sizes, including the Hawksmill Bridge at Needham Market, the Midland Main Line in Bedford, and the River Bure in Wroxham.

The company was involved in the construction of a variety of commercial and residential developments, such as the Ipswich Waterfront Regeneration, St. John's Innovation Park in Cambridge and Marham Park in Bury St Edmunds, as well as Felixstowe Seafront Gardens and the Newmarket Equine Hospital.