From our beginnings in 1978, Rydon has grown into a multi-faceted company, employing over 750 people.


Rydon Construction, Rydon Homes and Rydon Maintenance cover general contracting, refurbishment, remediation, cross subsidy, regeneration, property maintenance and residential and commercial property development, while Ryhurst focuses on delivering creative and practical solutions to health and community estates requirements and challenges.

Our people are at the heart of our success

Each division within Rydon has its own specialist skills and can operate independently or through integrated, cross-disciplined programmes involving various components of the Group. This allows us to deploy our capabilities in a manner that best suits the specific needs of our clients.

Key facts

Founded: 1978

Number of staff: 750+

Sectors: Housing, healthcare, education, defence, commercial.

Divisions: Rydon Construction, Rydon Homes, Rydon Maintenance and Ryhurst.

Timeline:

2017: The Rydon brand is refreshed and the Shaping Lives strapline and active figure is introduced

2015: Rydon expands in the south of England and opens a new office in Basingstoke. 

2010: Rydon acquires Equipe Regeneration, bringing Myatts Field North PFI project into Rydon’s portfolio.

2010: Ryhurst enters into the country’s first whole estates joint venture partnership with Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.

2010: Preston office opens.

2009: Insite Energy, a joint venture between Rydon and Fontenergy, is launched as a specialist in providing metering and billing services to customers connected to communal and district heating networks.

2009: Rydon Maintenance becomes a founding member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme Company Registration programme.

2009: The Dartford office opens with a dedicated call centre for Rydon Maintenance.

2007: The Prince’s Trust partners with Rydon to run the first ever Get into Construction programme held entirely on a live construction site.

2007: Rydon’s largest scheme to date, the regeneration of Packington Estate, starts on site, due for completion in 2017.

2006: Rydon’s Bristol office opens in Ham Green.

2004: Rydon expands into the South West, securing the largest mental health PFI contract in the country for the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.

2002: Rydon enters the PPP (Public Private Partnership) market with the pathfinder PFI scheme for the Chalcots Estate, Camden.

2000: Rydon Group name is born as the umbrella brand for all of Rydon’s operations.

1997: Rydon Maintenance is first registered as a refurbishment and hard FM provider to housing associations, local authorities, NHS Trusts and the education sector.

1996: Ryhurst is registered as a specialist provider of land and asset solutions to the health and social care markets.

1981: Rydon Construction operational as a construction and development company, carrying out works that include social housing, health and education projects, urban regeneration, PFI and LIFT schemes. Rydon Homes becomes a separate division.

1978: Rydon is founded with headquarters in Forest Row, East Sussex.