Barnes Construction

6 Bermuda Road, Ransomes Europark, Ipswich, IP3 9RU

About Us

Founded in 1978 by David Barnes, we are an organisation with a strong family culture. Our vision and values have remained consistent, building on those instilled by David at our inception: we care deeply about our employees and communities, always operating in a respectful and trustworthy manner.

Collaborative working
We value the relationships we have forged with our clients, suppliers, and consultants over the years. Our approach to business focuses on developing a deep understanding of each client and project, working in a collaborative and non-confrontational manner, with long-term relationships supporting the delivery of exceptional buildings.

Valuing our workforce
From the start, it was David Barnes’ intention that every employee would feel valued as part of a true family business. This philosophy remains at the heart of our culture today. We have a thriving Management Trainee Scheme, with graduates comprising 36% of our current workforce (and over 50% of management roles), and staff turnover levels are consistently below industry averages.

Supporting our communities
We add meaningful value to the communities in which we operate, developing a bespoke approach to ensure that we deliver the most impact possible. We are proud of the long-term relationships we have developed with our clients and their communities, many of which extend far beyond project completion dates.

Building a sustainable future
We recognise that we have a crucial role to play in protecting our planet, and our business plan is fully aligned with the UK Government’s objective to achieve net zero carbon by 2050. Recognising that the construction industry was responsible for 3% of the UK’s total carbon emissions in 2019, we are proactively reducing the emissions of our operations year on year, as well as offsetting the carbon generated by our activities. Whilst our environmental impact is consistently below industry averages, we continuously seek to drive this down further to fulfil our environmental responsibilities.

Careers with us

It was David Barnes intention that Barnes Construction would not only be a good construction business that delivered quality buildings, but that the staff would be happy, content and feel included as a part of a true family business.

With many staff having started with us from trainee, we ensure that we retain and develop our staff to build long term relationships and knowledge to maintain our reputation of a leading regional contractor in the East of England.

Our people are at the heart of our business and our most important asset. We employ over 120 individuals from all walks of life, in a range of roles from Site Management, through to Estimating, Bid Management, Design Management, Quantity Surveying, Buying and Marketing. Not everyone who works for Barnes Construction is involved in the construction process, but they are vital to our business, its growth and success.

Barnes Construction is a people-centred business which values fairness, ingenuity, and diversity, with a focus on supporting our employees through their own training and development, we continue to make Barnes a fantastic place to work.

Latest Vacancies

We pride ourselves in recruiting developing and retaining highly skilled and collaborative construction talent.  You can view our latest vacancies here. Alternatively, please contact us with any recruitment queries via  

For further information about Barnes Construction and the opportunities we have to offer, please take a look at our website 

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