McLaughlin & Harvey

McLaughlin & Harvey operates throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, delivering quality building construction, fit-out, civil engineering, and facilities management projects.

About McLaughlin & Harvey

For over 165 years we have combined traditional values and experience with an advanced innovative approach.

We work in various sectors including sport and stadia, health, education, industrial, retail, commercial, marine and rivers and transport infrastructure. We have a strong commitment to delivering quality cost effective solutions for our customers within a safe, considerate working environment.

McLaughlin & Harvey has a strong track record in undertaking large prestigious projects and has previously successfully completed projects for major games events, including the London Olympics, and sporting developments for numerous football and rugby clubs.

Through proactive stakeholder engagement we have implemented a strong Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, facilitating a sustainable business which supports the health, safety, welfare, and well-being of our workforce, customers, supply chain and the local communities in which we work.

Our core values and strengths are:

  • Hands on accessible leadership
  • Strong relationships, collaboration and communication
  • Corporate resilience and capacity

Alexander Stadium Redevelopment

Birmingham City Council has awarded McLaughlin & Harvey the redevelopment of the Alexander Stadium. The project will see the venue’s permanent capacity increased from 12,700 to 18,000 – with the ability to temporarily increase up to a maximum of 40,000 for major events.

The revamped stadium is set to host a range of tenants including the world-famous Birchfield Harriers Athletics Club and Birmingham City University. Acting as the new home for the university’s sports and exercise students, it will bring an exciting new partnership and purpose to the stadium beyond athletics.

Key features of the overall scheme for the revamped stadium include:

  • A new western stand replacing the Main, Knowles and Nelson stands
  • New tiered seating to the north and south
  • A new 400m 6-lane warm up track and re-laying of a new IAAF Category 1 track (400m 9-lane competition standard track) 
  • Improved public realm and parking provision, with additional landscaping and signage
  • Installation of new stadium lighting and practice throwing field
  • A new access road from A453 Aldridge Road (to be used for event/maintenance use only)

McLaughlin & Harvey fully support the objectives of the Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility. Our commitment for the Alexander Stadium project will be to operate in a way that secures social, economic and environmental benefits for Birmingham’s communities.

Our Social Value Plan centres around the Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility six principles:

  • Buy local
  • Ethical procurement
  • Good employer
  • Green and sustainable
  • Local employment
  • Partners in communities

Through the delivery of our Social Value Plan we will deliver:

  • New jobs created, targeted from local wards;
  • Local spend with SMEs;
  • Commitment to become a Real Living Wage accredited organisation;
  • Community engagement that offers project resources to support local communities;
  • Excess materials to be donated to local community organisations;
  • School engagement programme to inspire children to STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers;
  • Carbon neutral construction environment through renewable energy, reduced emissions and ‘carbon offset’ funding for ecological initiatives.

Become a supplier

Our supply chain is critical to the success of our projects. We work collaboratively with our supply chain and aim to establish and maintain long-term relationships.

We have built many major projects throughout the UK, and the success of these have been centred around having a high-performing supply chain. It is vital that we have an effective qualification process to ensure that all suppliers and subcontractors meet our minimum standards.

McLaughlin & Harvey partner with Constructionline to provide a qualification solution for our business. Constructionline align with PAS 91; a standard pre-qualification questionnaire developed by BSI for the construction industry.

To be an approved member of our supply chain we require your business to be verified with Constructionline; which must be kept up to date for the entire duration of your engagement with McLaughlin & Harvey.

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We are committed to engaging SMEs and third sector organisations within our supply chain and will be working with FinditinBirmingham to direct these tenders through its Quick Quote function.

You can also keep an eye on our opportunities page for regular updates. It is important that you register your business in the correct 'Sectors of Interest' and complete your 'Communication Preferences' within your dashboard. We cannot send you information without your consent. 

Prompt payment

We appreciate that cash flow is the lifeblood of any business. McLaughlin & Harvey are an approved signatory of the Prompt Payment code, sponsored by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills and the Institute of Credit Management. We operate a Fair Payment Policy.


Open Opportunities

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You Matter Communities

McLaughlin & Harvey has launched the You Matter Communities initiative, in conjunction with the redevelopment of Alexander Stadium, to provide resources for the local area.

The scheme will provide support to local communities, such as volunteer time, small grants and the use of excess materials from the construction process.

Support is at hand through the You Matter Communities TimeBank, an innovative way of matching skills from the construction team with local social enterprises and community organisations.

Birmingham-based social enterprises and community organisations can apply for volunteer support. Volunteers could help complete a community project or support activities that inspire young people or help develop employability skills.

To avoid waste and protect the environment, the You Matter Communities ResourceBank offers community projects free access to excess and unused materials from the construction of Alexander Stadium. This includes off-cuts, over-ordered materials, salvaged materials or seconds.

The You Matter Communities Fund will offer small grants of up to £1,000 to community groups to help people come together and make a difference locally. Types of projects that will be funded are:

  • Buying equipment and supplies that support local community groups to run activities such as sports kit, specialised medical equipment, art and crafts materials, gardening tools and plants, or litter pickers;
  • Developing or maintaining an outdoor space such as a play area, allotment, park, or wildlife area;
  • Running a community event or activity that brings people together, such as a community clean-up day or street party;
  • Supporting seasonal activities, such as a Christmas meal for the homeless or a Diwali celebration event for the community.

Any Birmingham-based community organisations and social enterprises can apply for ‘You Matter Communities’ resources.

Applications for the TimeBank and Communities Fund can be sent to the McLaughlin & Harvey team direct on

Closing date for the first round of You Matter Communities Awards is 14 August 2020, with details of future rounds publicised in due course.