Groundworks, ground works or groundwork: it’s all the same to us

10 August 2018

Unless you’re specifically searching for the South African Hip-Hop group GroundWorks when you type groundworks into Google (or for that matter ground works or groundwork) the likelihood is you’re hoping to find a company just like us. Someone who can help you excavate a building site. And prepare the foundations, sewer lines, roads, and utilities trenches to get your development off the ground.

At Mackoy, that’s exactly what we’re about.

Our services span all aspects of public sector and private groundworks infrastructure. And, for that matter, civil engineering too. In fact, we’ve built hundreds of residential units for the UKs leading house builders (including Barratt Homes, Bellway, CALA, Persimmon and more recently Redrow). And our client list, contracts, and regions, are expanding all the time.

In the last month alone, we’ve broken ground on three new sites in the South of England. And we’re tendering for new work all the time. Our employee head count currently stands at over 300 of the most experienced, talented, and professional groundworkers in the UK construction industry. All of who conduct themselves to the standards we outline in our Mackoy Good Practice Guide.

Some of our current (and past) builds include 125 residential units in Emsworth for Bellway (a £7 million contract), 50 residential units for Hampshire Homes in Woolston, and 56 others in Luzborough for Wyatt. And that really is the tip of the iceberg.

In fact, in the seven years since our owner Mike Mayock founded Mackoy we’ve grown our plant fleet to over 100 vehicles and doubled our initial head count over twenty times. We’re now one of the largest civil engineering and groundworks companies operating in the South of England. But we never rest on our laurels. We’re constantly investing into new initiatives and new equipment. Keeping up to date with the latest innovations. And ensuring our team always has the best tools for the job.

This year alone we’ve expanded our on site toolkit to include Air Picks, a much more efficient, precise and effective way to excavate, particularly around utility lines. Plus we’re adding 25+ excavators to our fleet, as well as two new compact Hydrema dumper trucks. Which have a fully enclosed cab to help safeguard against injury and fatalities on site. The comfort, safety and wellbeing of our groundworkers, as well as our clients’ site staff, is our upmost priority. Which is why alongside our investment into infrastructure, we also ensure we invest in our people too.

We’re constantly coming up with new ways to reward the hard work our engineers and groundworkers put in our builds. This year launching our Site Manager and Site of the Month Awards, which recognise outstanding commitment to quality within our team. We also champion industry best practice. Which is why every Mackoy site worker holds a valid CSCS card, and gets given the very latest industry training, as well as a full induction when they first join our team.

And because the bond you develop as co-workers on our sites is integral to Mackoy culture, we also pair up each of our new employees with an experienced member of our core site staff. So they can learn the ropes with a trained operative by their side.

So if you’re looking to outsource your groundworks infrastructure or in need of an engineer you can trust, that’s our area of expertise. We’ve taken on groundworks contracts in Hampshire, Dorset, Berkshire, Sussex and Surrey in our seven-year history. But we don’t just service these areas exclusively. We’re always happy to discuss requirements for a job, anywhere in the UK. And we don’t just supply the people to do the work, but the plant machinery too.

We’ve got excavators, dumpers, haulage HGVs, road sweepers, forklifts and bowsers in our fleet, as well as the trained operatives to work them too. We also have an in-house health and safety team, who come to site regularly to inspect the work we do and our operations. Ensuring that everything from our compound to our conduct is adhering to best practice. These reports are just one of the ways we comply with industry health and safety standards at Mackoy. And the insights we take away constantly inspire new and better ways of working.

It’s one of the reasons we’re endorsed by the best in the industry. From the NHBC and SSIP, to CQMS, CPCS, CHAS, and SAFEMARK. Accreditations we’re proud to hold.

So, whether you’re looking for groundworks, ground work, or groundwork in Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Dorset, Sussex or beyond. We have the people, the plant machinery and the experience to get the job done. It’s why the Mackoy name is synonymous with excellence in the groundworks and civil engineering sector. And the reason the UKs leading homebuilders trust us with their developments.

To learn more about the specific groundworks and civil engineering services we offer at Mackoy, take a look at our Services Page. Or to get in touch about a future development you’re working on contact us now.

Categories: About Us , Groundworks , Health and Safety

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