At GCL we provide the full range of groundworks & civil engineering services expected: from foundation construction, roads, drainage and service work on to footpaths and external paving. Every scheme is undertaken with a high degree of professionalism, ensuring the right solution is safely implemented to meet the client's needs.

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Whether it be simple sheet piling or full bracing to facilitate double or treble basement construction, GCL has the experience, expertise and plant to get the job done swiftly and with client piece of mind. GCL have vast experience working in central London, so we are no strangers to bulk excavation on sites bordered on all sides by high-rise buildings.


Our competence goes beyond simple pile probing or piling attendance, if your construction solution requires CFA or displacement, contiguous or secant, mini-piling or underpinning we have the in house knowledge to get the construction process started quickly and accurately. Unlike traditional piling contractors, GCL can coordinated both the piling and ground work packages to develop the opportunity of a time saving programme with trades overlapping under our control.


After many years of working together with various highways agencies and service companies, GCL has gained the experience and knowledge required to deliver the ultimate solution to clients, from the initial design, right through to final adoption of the relevant authorities/ maintenance companies. Most infrastructure works can be value engineered to achieve an optimum solution prior to construction beginning, GCL’s in-house technical team are happy to identify cost saving in new projects.

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Accurate installation of drainage is one of the core services of any groundworks contractor be it adoptable, private, pumped or attenuation. However few drainage schemes are installed as designed, GCL will identify any ‘clashes’ prior to starting on site and design them out thereby allowing work to progress on schedule.

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At GCL we understand that our clients’ primary objective is to construct the foundations, whether they be strip, raft or piles, as quickly as possible so that the build process can start in earnest. GCL from it’s incorporation have completed thousands of foundations combined with both the modern plant and technologies means there is no company better placed to construct your foundations.

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Being the only element of groundworks which is visible to the end user, it is of utmost importance that the externals works be visual pleasing as well as structural sound. GCL have a dedicated Contract Manager who overseas our in-house external works gangs to ensure that the quality of the finished product is of the highest standard.

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