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Bachy Soletanche Shortlisted for International Sustainability Award

Bachy Soletanche has been shortlisted for the Sustainability Impact prize in this year’s International Quality Awards (IQA). The IQA is an annual event run by the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) to celebrate the achievements of exceptional quality professionals and auditors across the globe. This is a fantastic achievement for Bachy Soletanche as we are one of only three applicants [...]


Bachy Soletanche and Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering complete contract for HS2’s Old Oak Common Station

On Tuesday 27th March, a Bachy Soletanche Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering joint venture (SB3) concluded its ground engineering and foundations package for HS2’s Old Oak Common Station in North-West London. A new ‘super-hub’ train station at Old Oak Common is currently under construction, and once complete, the station will boast six high-speed platforms and provide vital, streamlined connections to [...]

Bachy Soletanche achieves 9th consecutive RoSPA Gold Award

Bachy Soletanche is pleased to announce that it has achieved the internationally renowned RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Gold Award for the 9th consecutive year, recognising another 12 months of excellent health and safety performance. The Gold Award is the highest accolade of the RoSPA Achievement Awards, signifying an exceptional standard of health and safety across [...]


Bachy Soletanche Shortlisted for 2023 Ground Engineering Awards

Bachy Soletanche has been shortlisted for five entries, across four categories at the 2023 Ground Engineering Awards. The geotechnical specialist’s commitment to technical excellence has been recognised with two entries from HS2’s Old Oak Common and Tideway, both major projects being delivered in London. The company’s continued drive towards a more sustainable future has also been acknowledged with the [...]


INSIDER UPDATE: Will Grice, Apprentice Plant Mechanic

In this blog post, Apprentice Plant Mechanic, Will Grice, shares how varied his role is within the Plant Department, what he loves most about his apprenticeship and his experience with Bachy Soletanche. ...... I’m currently completing a three-year Level 3 Plant Engineering Maintenance apprenticeship to become a plant mechanic. My role involves maintaining all [...]

INSIDER UPDATE: Christian Blanchette, Apprentice Quantity Surveyor

In this blog post, second-year Apprentice Quantity Surveyor, Christian Blanchette, shares his how his apprenticeship is progressing with Bachy Soletanche, what he loves most about it and his most valuable skill gained from the experience so far. ...... I’m in my second year of a five-year quantity surveying apprenticeship, which I’m completing whilst also [...]

INSIDER UPDATE: George Johnson, Apprentice Plant Mechanic

In this blog post, Apprentice Plant Mechanic, George Johnson, discusses how his 3-year apprenticeship is progressing and what projects he's excited to be on. ...... I’m currently completing a three-year plant mechanic apprenticeship at Bachy Soletanche. Applying for the role was straightforward and the people interviewing me were really friendly; it felt more like a chat than [...]

INSIDER UPDATE: Danny Siddique, Construction Management Apprentice

In this blog post, Construction Management Apprentice, Danny Siddique, disuses how his recently completed apprenticeship helped to build a firm foundation for his career with Bachy Soletanche and what a typical day looks like for him. ...... I’ve recently completed a construction management apprenticeship at Bachy Soletanche and I’m now working at the company full time as [...]

INSIDER UPDATE: Tom Baxendell, Land Based Service Technician Engineer

In this blog post, Apprentice Land Based Service Engineering Technician, Tom Baxendell, shares his apprenticeship journey with Bachy Soletanche, what a typical day looks like and what skills he is learning along the way. ...... I’m currently completing a three-year apprenticeship at Bachy Soletanche to become a plant mechanic. I chose an apprenticeship as it was the [...]

From cleaner to site engineer in under a year: Osaro Okuonghae

In this blog post, graduate site engineer, Osaro Okuonghae, shares his inspiring career journey with Bachy Soletanche. He tells us how he rapidly progressed from cleaning the welfare accommodation units at HS2’s Old Oak Common Station to delivering the engineering works on the very same site just one year later. When I moved to the UK from [...]

Caz Sumner: Teacher to Assistant Estimator

In this Insider Update, we chat to Caz Sumner, who recently joined Bachy Soletanche as an Assistant Estimator based in our Burscough office. In this interview, Caz talks about her professional experience, including her recent career change, how we can increase young people’s exposure to the industry and what inspired her love for engineering. [...]

Bachy Soletanche Awarded Full Sutton Prison Geotechnical Works

Bachy Soletanche has commenced work on the contract to deliver the geotechnical works for a new prison in Full Sutton, East Riding of Yorkshire. The contract was awarded by Principal Contractor, Kier, who are operating as part of the Alliance 4 New Prisons collaboration. The scheme, officially launched by Damian Hinds, Minister for Prisons and Probation, is part of [...]

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