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Osborne is a family-owned construction, civil engineering and property company, specialising in the delivery and maintenance of a range of projects, from affordable housing and airport schemes, through to education, healthcare and rail projects.

The company was founded by Geoffrey Osborne, a civil engineer whose beliefs and values are still pioneered by Osborne today.

Over the past 50 years, Osborne has built up a diverse portfolio of projects which has propelled the company forward as a leading name within the industry. All of Osborne’s clients are kept in touch with either a director, or someone working closely with a director, which ensures that schemes meet all client expectations.

Osborne Chief Executive, David Fison, said:

“I am clear that we have something very special to offer – a professional construction service combined with truly caring about our customers.”

Recent projects for Osborne include Mayflower Halls, a 1,104 bed student accommodation development, and the Botley rail line project which was initiated following the February floods.

The Botley project comprised the rectification of rail lines following a landslip earlier this year. In total, more than 80 metres of embankment had collapsed, which required approximately 50,000 man hours to rectify, along with the installation of 40,000 tonnes of new material and 1100 sheet piles. The line successfully reopened on Saturday 15th March.

The Mayflower Halls project, meanwhile, continues to make great progress with work set to reach completion this summer. The £50 million project sees the construction of a three-block development on a disused piece of land in Southampton City Centre and once complete will provide students with fantastic new accommodation.

Moving forward, Osborne recently signed a contract with Network Rail Infrastructure Projects for a framework which covers the Wessex Route. Spread across the next five years, the Route has the potential value of £250 million and includes design and delivery with Design Partner, Hyder.

Such is the success of Osborne’s work the company’s infrastructure team has also recently been shortlisted at the 2014 Ground Engineering Awards, for its piling work at the Adur Ferry Bridge in Shoreham. Osborne has been nominated within the category of UK Project with a Geotechnical Value of up to £1 million and will discover if they have won when winners are announced in May.

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