The Company

Cleveland Bridge UK Ltd

  • Established 1877
  • Global leader in technology based engineering, construction and steel fabrication services
  • List of achievements spans the world
  • Based in Darlington, County Durham
  • Over 500 staff
  • Public and private sector clients
  • 1000 Tonne per week fabrication capacity

Our Services

What we offer

  • First Class Structural Steel Fabrication
  • Steel Erection
  • Project management
  • Engineering Excellence
  • Global capability
  • Specialist teams to complete complex projects


Major Bridge Building

Queen Elizabeth II Bridge

Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, Darford, England

Cleveland has remained at the forefront of bridge building technology for more than a century. Three of the world's seven longest suspension bridges have been fabricated, engineered and constructed by our engineers, a record of innovative engineering.

Our skills reflect our long and distinguished history in bridge engineering and construction which allows us to meet a wide range of client needs. Whatever the size, type, or complexity of the structure, we have the in-house design, engineering and project management capability to meet the client's requirements.

Our expertise in suspension cable technology is unrivalled, having recently applied all available suspension cable and cable stay designs and installation techniques.

We are highly experienced in managing suppliers and subcontractors in the international market place, to provide a total project package.

Bridge Strengthening & Refurbishment

Tamar Bridge Strengthening, Plymouth

Tamar Bridge Strengthening, Plymouth, England

Cleveland Bridge has been associated with retrofit work on many historic bridges including the Menai Straits Suspension Bridge and Tower Bridge in London. Such projects range from minor works to major long duration contracts, but every one presents risks for the client and requires a competent and experienced bridge contractor.

Over the last few years Cleveland Bridge has acquired substantial experience in this field and can offer a first-class service to bridge owners in the UK and, for larger projects, worldwide.

Previous Notable Projects:

  • Rodenkirchen Bridge, Cologne, Germany
  • Avonmouth Strengthening, Bristol
  • Tamar Bridge Strengthening & Widening, Plymouth
  • Tinsley Viaduct Strengthening, Sheffield, UK
  • Bidston Moss Bridge Strengthening
  • White Cart Viaduct Strengthening

Commercial Buildings

Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Headquarters, Hong Kong

Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Headquarters, Hong Kong

Cleveland has a long history of successful projects in the high-rise commercial building market. From projects such as Canary Wharf Office Towers in London (Cleveland were involved in building seven of them including the tallest office building in the UK), the Natwest Building in London, and the most challenging projects – such as the Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank Building, one of the world's great architectural structures.

Cleveland has a business strategy which is dedicated to the supply and erection of quality steelwork for medium to large scale commercial building projects including retail and car parking structures, office towers, warehouses and factories.

We have all the in-house engineering resources needed to satisfy the special needs of our customers in this important sector of the steelwork industry.

Civic Buildings

Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

Cleveland has engineered, fabricated and erected steelwork for some of the most technically challenging and visually dramatic long span structures around the globe.

  • Airports
  • Convention Centres
  • Exhibition Centres
  • Stadiums
  • Gymnasiums
  • Sports Halls

Industrial buildings & structures

Draw Power Station, Selby, England

Drax Power Station, Selby, England

The long history of the Cleveland Group in bridge engineering, which includes the world-wide experience of Redpath Dorman Long and the Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company, has led to considerable expertise in Mechanical, Hydraulic, Electrical, Structural and Civil disciplines.

This expertise extends to dynamic structures where there is a requirement to move, such as flood opening gates, container and overhead gantries, opening bridges such as bascule, swinging and lift span and heavy transportation platforms.

A strong in-house design resource brings together the skills necessary to provide multi-disciplined turnkey solutions. We also undertake refurbishment and supply of all configurations of structures, either with dynamic or static characteristics.

Wherever the combination of structural and electrical elements exists, we can call on our expertise gained in fabrication of structures for the Nuclear and Aeronautical industries such as heavy nuclear doors and containments, aircraft hanger doors, ship lifts and gantries.

Cleveland has a proud track record in many industrial sectors, including:

  • Power Generation
  • Smelters
  • Desalination
  • Oil, Gas & Petrochemical
  • Marine Structures