John Hellens (Contracts) Ltd was founded in 1973 in the North East of England. Focusing at that time on the regeneration of brownfield sites, the company became leading experts in this field throughout the North of England. Over the years the company has adapted to changing market conditions and has moved into sports and recreation facility construction, land and property development and investment as well as manufacturing of hard landscaping products for the building industry.
In 2003 the Hellens Group structure was created for the various trading activities undertaken by the business with primary land and property assets being held within Hellens Investments. In 2013 Hellens Residential, a Registered Provider of Social Housing was established.