SEH French is one of East Anglia’s leading construction firms. With an emphasis on designing and building sustainable projects that will stand the test of time, we have established a first-rate reputation for quality and project delivery. As part of One Group Construction, one of Suffolk’s largest privately owned companies, SEH French is renowned for exceptional customer service, its highly skilled team, and all-round professionalism across every single project.

Working with a wide and varied client base, SEH French’s continued growth over the last 40 years has seen the company rise in stature, wealth of experience, reputation, and project turnover.

We can specialise in any industry and any type of project; whether it is working to constrained budgets, tight delivery deadlines or creating a completely bespoke design and build template. Well-versed in all forms of procurement, SEH French can be engaged from initial conception, through funding, design, construction, and maintenance post-completion.

The company places a high level of importance on its low carbon outlay where possible. By using local resources and limiting travelling within East Anglia, we have superb green credentials while offering assured efficiency to clients.

Our work has ranged from multi-million-pound projects for international business operations to extensive work in the public sector, with healthcare providers and in the industrial sector.


SEH French’s head office may be located in Ipswich, but our work spans across the East of England. As a local company, we pride ourselves in the quality construction we deliver to Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire.

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Paul Rodwell

Paul started out in the construction industry in the 1970s and, since then, has worked on numerous construction projects throughout…

Contracts Manager

Neil Pryke

Neil started in the industry in the mid-1980s as a carpenter with a large regional contractor, before developing into a…


Simon Girling

Simon started life in the industry in 1989 with the SEH Group and then moved onto a national organisation, before…

Contracts Manager

Simon Hubert

Having previously worked with a locally based contractor, Simon joined SEH French in 2009 with both practical and technical experience…


East of England RICS awards
Highly commended in design & innovation category for Longstanton Exhibit Centre

RIBA Suffolk Craftmanship awards
Winner of large new building for Christies Care

Cambridge City Council
Certificate of excellence in the considerate contractor scheme

NFS new build project of the year
Highly commended for Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre


One Group Construction is one of Suffolk’s largest privately owned holding companies with a collection of 10 different businesses, including SEH French. Operating throughout the UK, subsidiaries of One Group Construction offer complete construction capability while working for government departments and fellow private sector organisations, as well as directly with the general public through retail businesses.

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We enjoyed working with SEH French on this prestigious project that they completed to a high standard. We will look forward to working with them on future projects and would recommend them to others.

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