Office Team: Away Day

On Friday our office team enjoyed a summers boat trip to The Hut, Colwell Bay on The Isle of Wight, it was a brilliant day in the sunshine with delicious food and excellent company.


West Leigh – Easter Egg Donation

As part of our ongoing community work, here at Habens we got involved with Park Community School’s Easter activities by donating Easter Treats!


Victoria Park Construction Project – Art Submission

Both our Head Office and Construction Sites will close on Wednesday 23rd December for a well-deserved Christmas Break and we will return to work on Monday 4th January 2021.


Silver Award for The Armed Forces Covenant

We enjoyed an incredible evening at the UK Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Awards Evening at HMS King Alfred, HMNB Portsmouth.

We are so proud to have received our Silver Award for The Armed Forces Covenant.

A huge thank you to the South East Reserve Forces and Cadets’ Association, for organising the annual prestigious ERS Silver Awards, on behalf of the South East Regional Employer Engagement Board (SE REEB), it was a truly spectacular evening with a sunset ceremony performed by the Band of The Royal Marines.


UK Contractors Declare

By signing up to the declaration, we are committing to work towards the 11 principles regarding the way we work with our employees, our clients, design teams and supply chains for net zero carbon buildings and a net zero carbon economy.


Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

As part of our ongoing corporate wellness programme, this morning Yoga by Emily (Emily Dunstan) led a fantastic Yoga, Meditation & Breathwork masterclass to aid our employees in stress reduction, while learning a range of mindfulness techniques. Everyone left the masterclass feeling refreshed, recharged and motivated! We are so proud to support our employees in making healthier lifestyle choices and investing in our teams wellbeing.

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March in March Challenge for Combat Stress

Combat Stress provides a range of community, outpatient and residential mental health services to veterans with complex mental health problems. They provide services in-person, and via phone and online.


National Apprenticeship Week 2022 – “Build the Future”

Following the Construction Leaderships Council’s theme, “Build the Future”, for National Apprenticeship Week 2022 which is taking place this week from 7-13 February. We recently spoke to our apprentices, including our Apprentice Administration Assistant Mollie Brookes, about her journey so far.

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How we support the Armed Forces

We signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2021 and recognise that those leaving the armed forces may be disadvantaged in terms of securing meaningful employment and adjusting to a civilian environment.

We want to be a great employer with outstanding leadership and a talented, agile workforce. We believe that a diverse range of talent is vital in creating an effective workforce who can bring different skills and experiences to the table. We also recognise the contribution that members of the armed forces community can make to its staff group in terms of the soft skills, attributes and values they bring to the organisation.

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March in March Challenge!

As part of this year’s charity fundraising & showing our ongoing support for the Armed Forces we will be taking part in the March in March Challenge raising money for Combat Stress: The Veterans’ Mental Health Charity


Bishops Waltham Fire Station – Site Set Up & Progress

Great progress on site at Bishops Waltham Fire Station, with works taking place on behalf of Hampshire County Council.

The scheme is a fit out of a new light industrial unit to form a temporary fire station whilst the old station is being demolished and replaced.


Cliffdale School – Progress

As part of a phased handover, we have just completed works to ‘Octopus Room’. The works included the alterations to an existing reception, demolition of internal masonry walls, new doorways formed and new window alterations along with new mechanical and electrical installations.


We Support Carbon Footprint Ltd

By working with Carbon Footprint Ltd and planting trees around the world we are protecting the environment by compensating for our environmental impact, protecting wildlife and benefiting local communities. For each tree planted, a tonne of carbon will be saved in the Amazon Rainforest through Carbon Footprint’s avoided deforestation projects!

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We’ve Signed Her Majesty’s Government Armed Forces Covenant

With over 35 years experience working within and establishing our head office in the Navy city of Portsmouth our connection with the forces is something many of us here at Habens can relate to. With a passion to support and give back to the community, we have taken the time to further our connection with the forces and recently joined the Armed Forces Covenant.

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Merry Christmas from DM Habens!

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our Suppliers, Sub-Contractors and Clients a Merry Christmas & a Happy, Healthy New Year on behalf of everyone at DM Habens!

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Festive Opening Hours 20/21

Both our Head Office and Construction Sites will close on Wednesday 23rd December for a well-deserved Christmas Break and we will return to work on Monday 4th January 2021.

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Havant Health Centre – Progress Report

The works at Havant Health Centre, Hampshire took place on behalf of NHS Property Services . The 27 week project was Managed on site by site agent, Jamie Hutfield and Project Manager, Martyn Hodges.

Our new website!

We are very excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website. We wanted  the new website to follow modern standards, be faster, more user-friendly and easier to navigate, on both desktop and mobile.


69 Goldsmith Avenue – Completion

We have recently completed on site at 69 Goldsmith Avenue, Hampshire on behalf of Portsmouth City Council.


Stubbington Study Centre Completion

An amazing project handed over at Stubbington Study Centre on behalf of Hampshire County Council.


Leigh House Hospital – Update

Works are heading towards completion at Leigh House Hospital, Winchester. The hospital provides inpatient acute services, treatment and care for young people who have mental illness and need their treatment in an inpatient setting.