A Family-Run Business

Carmel Sweeney (pictured) is the proud owner of Tara Developments, taking ownership following the sad passing of her late husband and founder, Noel. 

Tara Developments Limited is a holding company that encompasses:

The Mission

Chasetown Civil Engineering was established by Noel Sweeney in 1974. We remain a privately owned company leveraging the benefit of over 40 years of industry experience and insight. We keep our clients at the centre of everything we do, remaining true to the founding principles on which the business was established. We view each project as part of an on-going relationship with our clients, listening to their needs, working proactively and collaboratively and always striving to exceed their expectations.

‘The SFA project at Beacon Barracks presented a huge challenge with both procurement and delivery. It was crucial that only subcontractors with appropriate credentials, resources, capability and commitment were on board to deliver homes at an unprecedented rate. Chasetown successfully delivered on time with great focus and commitment’ 

– John Leary, Operations Director, Lovell Homes


We can only succeed through our employees, who are our greatest asset. We take pride in the development of our employees to enhance the market leading service which we provide to our clients. We are always looking for the best and brightest individuals to join us. We have a first-class health and safety record, demonstrating our commitment to the safe operating environment which we provide to our employees – the health and safety of our site operatives clients is paramount. All of our operatives have CSCS/CPCS accreditation and all foreman have SSSTS and NRSWA accreditation.


Our client base is broad and varied. We have strong and well established long standing relationships with local and national housebuilders, some of which date back to the formation of the company. The scale of our operations, combined with our founding principles, means that we are always able to deliver a solution, no matter how demanding, on-time and to our clients’ requirements. Chasetown has played an active role in the local area, facilitating the construction of a new Catholic Church, maintaining local primary schools, car parks for local businesses, plinths for town monuments, local football club sponsorship and the list goes on.

 ‘Chasetown Civil Engineering has a strong understanding that business is bigger than an individual job and that only people can make the business bigger than the sum of all of its parts. Their leadership drives a professional but familial approach to the welfare of both their own and also partner organisations’

– Keith Carnegie, Divisional Managing Director, Bovis Homes

The Future

Although innovation and expansion have changed the face of Chasetown, our core values have remained constant. Trust, commitment, confidence, loyalty, competition and integrity. Our projects start at land viability stage to give clients advice on design and complex groundworks issues, and we reduce risk for our clients with fixed priced solutions.

The Team

Use the arrows below to see the people who keep Chasetown running on a daily basis and provide the best possible service to our clients.