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Groundworks & civil engineering

Over £50m
Construction, Engineering, Service industries
UK Wide
22 January 2024

Business description

The company specialises in the provision of comprehensive groundworks and civil engineering solutions, predominantly working on residential construction projects in partnership with several of the UK’s largest housebuilders.

The company prides itself on its customer-focused approach to projects and continually invests in the use of modern equipment and new processes, whilst maintaining consistently high standards of health and safety on all sites, earning an excellent reputation for its high levels of productivity in the housing sector.

Having built up a resilient and successful business, the shareholders are now offering the company for sale to support future growth and development, enabling it to reach the next level.


  • Operates on a national basis, with clients including many of the UK’s leading housebuilders, benefitting from over 30 years’ successful operation in the sector. 
  • Benefits from a high volume of repeat business, with a number of client relationships spanning over 30 years. 
  • Possesses an extensive range of state-of-the-art equipment and a fleet of modern vehicles, also holding a number of prominent accreditations. 
  • Long-standing and highly experienced management team in place, with all shareholding Directors advising that they are open to remaining with the business in some capacity, post-sale. 
  • Operates from well-connected freehold premises.


Turnover (£'000) Adjusted EBITDA (£'000)
2020 (Actual) 35,937 3,409
2021 (Actual) 58,688 5,137
2022 (Actual) 75,710 4,857
2023 (Actual) 66,312 2,780
2024 (Forecast) 65,000 3,647
  • Achieved turnover of £75.7 million in YE22 with an adjusted EBITDA of £4.8
  • YE23 management turnover of £66 million.
  • Projected turnover of £65 million in YE24.
  • Maintains strong gross profit margins, averaging 16% across the last three years. 
  • Possesses a wealth of assets, including plant, machinery and motor vehicles, with a collective value in excess of £9 million. 
  • Strong pipeline in place for the coming years, with ongoing and upcoming works collectively valued at £76.8 million, ensuring the sustained prosperity of the business.

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