Mackoy services: groundworks contracts

26 December 2018

At Mackoy we often talk about the groundworks contracts major house builders have awarded us across the South of England. Such as the ones we're currently undertaking for Bellway in Emsworth, Highwood at North Stoneham Park in Eastleigh, and Barratt David Wilson in Whitchurch. Big projects for big name homebuilders that are set to dramatically boost the housing stock within those local catchments.

These projects are just a handful Mackoy groundworkers are helping to deliver across Hampshire, Bracknell, Dorset, Surrey, Sussex and Oxfordshire every day. The key geographical locations we service with our Mackoy groundworks and civil engineering remit. But not everything we're on site to do is the same in every case.

That dear friends is the purpose of a groundworks contract also referred to in our biz as a groundworks package. It outlines everything our team has been brought in to do on a build. So there's no confusion when it comes to our operatives' roles and responsibilities on site. Well at least that's the idea.

Whether you call it a groundworks package or a groundworks contract is indifferent. The two things are very much one and the same. So when a house builder comes to us and invites us to tender for a job (as they so often do) we can come up with an accurate estimate for the plant, manpower, and time it will take to turn the work around.

We should add that when we say 'turn a job around' we don't just mean get it done. Oh no. Completing a groundworks contract for us means doing it right. Even if it calls for painstakingly cross checking site plans and chalk markings for a 5th time. No excavator is going anywhere near earth under our watch until we're 100% satisfied that every corner peg is in its rightful place.

We can make these claims with confidence because we've cultivated a strong resource of skilled groundworks operatives around the worksites we service whom, like us, believe a job isn't worth doing if you don't do it right. So as well as being able to easily assign resource to the groundworks contracts we win we can also award jobs within the local area too. Drawing on our own talent pool of skilled labour within the south coast region, which stands at 300 experienced groundworks operatives and growing.

But it's not just our people that help us complete the groundworks contracts we get given to the highest specifications. Our in-house resource also extends to our plant and vehicle fleet too, which together total more than 150 high spec, high powered, and high value machines. We never skimp where our plant is concerned, always purchasing directly from the manufacturers and regularly adding new models to our fleet. Which today includes a range of haulage HGVs, closed-cab dumper trucks, road rollers and powerful compact excavators.

Mackoy Plant Machinery Closed Cab Hydrema Dumper Truck on Site

It's this combination of people power and plant resource, coupled with our strict quality controls, that has helped our business grow exponentially year-on-year. Allowing us to take on even more groundworks infrastructure contracts within Southern Britain. In fact, we now offer up to 40 different groundworks services as part of our groundworks packages for major house builders. From earthworks, cut & fill and muckaway, to beam & block flooring, foundations, sewer works, retaining walls, drainage, and surfacing for roads, car parks and driveways. Basically the entire groundworks infrastructure needed on a new residential development.

We've been undertaking these types of groundworks contracts for leading homebuilders since Mackoy came onto the civil engineering and groundworks scene back in 2011. Working with some of the leading names in construction engineering and property development. Companies that, like us, believe in quality workmanship, safe on site practices and an inclusive workplace culture. Companies that we're proud to call our clients at Mackoy and who call us back to work with them time and time again.

If you'd like to invite us to tender for your next groundworks contract give one of our team a call on 023 8076 7166, email us at, or use the form on our contact page to get in touch. The capabilities we've talked about in this post are just the tip of what we can do at Mackoy. To see more take a look at our projects page for case studies of the existing, and past, groundworks contracts we've successfully completed for our clients.

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