Breedon Group acquires Phoenix Surfacing

Breedon Group, a leading vertically integrated construction materials group in Great Britain, Ireland and the United States, has acquired Phoenix Surfacing (Phoenix), a leading independent, multi-disciplined surfacing contractor based in the Midlands.
April 2, 2024
By Guy Woodford
James Haluch, MD of Breedon Surfacing Solutions. Pic: Breedon

The acquisition builds upon Breedon’s focus on expanding its Surfacing Solutions business. It follows the successful integration of Minster Surfacing, an award-winning regional surfacing business based in Lincoln that Breedon acquired in 2023, and the 2022 acquisition of the regionally renowned Thomas Bow, a surfacing and civil engineering contractor based in the East Midlands.

Founded in 1991, Phoenix has over 30 years of experience designing and delivering successful highways and infrastructure projects for both public and private sector clients. The business has grown into one of the Midlands’ leading independent surfacing contractors and merchanting businesses, with an annual turnover of £23 million-£24 —£ 24 million.

Breedon's acquisition of Phoenix Surfacing is the latest demonstration of its focus on expanding its Surfacing Solutions business. Pic: Breedon

Phoenix’s services include all key activities to keep the UK’s roads in optimum condition. From rapid response pothole repair programming to complete road resurfacing and civil construction projects, its teams have the experience, skills and expertise to deliver individually planned projects from inception to completion.

James Haluch, managing director of Surfacing Solutions at Breedon, said: “We are delighted to welcome Phoenix to the Breedon team as we continue to focus on expanding our Surfacing Solutions business’ geographic footprint and offer for our clients.

“Phoenix Surfacing has built up a huge amount of experience over the course of its history and has an outstanding delivery team; the combination of our businesses will significantly enhance our offer in the Midlands while also strengthening our regional surfacing, airfields and recycled asphalt capabilities across the Breedon group.”

Alistair Lauder, managing director of Phoenix Surfacing, said: “This is a significant milestone in our company’s history, and we are excited about the opportunities the transaction will bring to our customers and colleagues. We look forward to leveraging the strengths of Phoenix and Breedon together to enhance our overall capabilities and provide excellent service to our customers.

“Since we founded Phoenix Surfacing in 1991, we have always focused on delivering the best customer service, supporting our people and growing our business. Breedon is the perfect partner for us as we continue to deliver on these goals.”

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