Henry Brothers - Business In The Community

Henry Brothers

Henry Brothers (Magherafelt) Ltd is a leading privately-owned Construction and Civil Engineering Company specialising in commercial, custodial, defence and education projects throughout the UK. It is an integral part of the Henry Group, whose core activities compliment and support its construction business.


The Group comprises three construction companies: Henry Brothers Magherafelt; Henry Brothers Scotland; and Henry Brothers Midlands; Windell a manufacturer of high security and commercial glazing systems; and Fitzroy Contracts an installation company for flooring.

Thecompany has grown from humble beginnings to one of Northern Ireland’s top construction companies and is now successfully competing against large multinational construction companies operating throughout the UK

What Henry Brothers did

Henry Brothers strives to improve environmental performance through embracing the three pillars of sustainable development wholeheartedly and have flourished over the years with many successes in the environmental field, and are fast becoming one of Northern Ireland’s Green Leaders.

It has worked to further the Sustainability Agenda through its bespoke Education Programmes, focussing on three main areas; educating the workforce and supply chain; the education sector and the local community.

Its most challenging and influential initiative is its ‘Greening the Supply Chain Project’, currently in progress on its £50 million ‘Flagship for Sustainability Project’ Maghaberry Prison. Designed to BREEAM ‘Excellent’ it encompasses innovative features such as modular construction; Solar PV panels; and Biomass boilers. Its ‘Research & Development Programme’ sponsors students through work placements with an established link with Queen’s University Belfast through which it has employed two full time advisors. On the social end of Sustainability “Sustaining the workface”, it researched the best methods to engage young people and to encourage a career in the construction industry.

Impacts and Outcomes

  • A reduction of 20.65% in energy use across all office and site locations
  • 17% reduction in fuel use throughout the business
  • 17% reductions in energy use and a-33% reduction in fuel use.
  • Introduction of two 75kwh solar PV panels to its main offices in Magherafelt equated to a saving over the next 20 years of 540 tonnes of C02
  • 417 students escorted around Nature Reserve learning a range of skills through the OPAL (Open Laboratories) bug count and sensory walks
  • For more information, email charlene.jones@henrybrothers.co.uk