Services: Groundworks

Setting the benchmark for groundworks excellence in the South.

At Mackoy, we pride ourselves in raising the bar when it comes to the groundwork services we provide. We consistently add to our resources with the latest machines, and take proactive measures to ensure our work is completed to the highest specification and safety standards.


We don't only break new ground: we shift, shape, and mould it too

Our groundwork remit doesn't just involve digging out trenches. Mackoy operatives are skilled and trained in all areas of essential groundwork infrastructure: from block and beam flooring and earthworks to advanced drainage solutions, retaining structures and 278 works. If it involves muck, mortar and machines, we are in our element.

With experienced groundworkers in our gangs, all of whom are CSCS-qualified and further trained in-house, we're uniquely placed to oversee entire groundwork contracts from start to finish. We specialise in delivering full infrastructure packages for some of the South's leading property builders, including on-site installations of roads, kerbs and recreational areas.

Our work takes place both above and below ground. We start with stripping a site of its existing vegetation to get it primed for building; we then excavate the utilities trenches and the foundations that give every new home a solid grounding. We ensure that our workmanship is executed safely and in line with the latest site drawings and quality controls.

Our groundwork plays a vital part in making our clients' homes safe, structurally sound and comfortable to live in. Therefore, we invest in the very latest plant to get the job done efficiently, safely and to the highest specification possible. We conduct regular safety audits of our worksites and provide an on-site foreman on all projects, whose job it is to uphold the excellent quality standards we demand on all our live builds.

Groundworks Testimonial

I have used Mackoy for over eight years. The skill set of the company is more than just groundworks and expands to delivering schemes on time, within budget while maintaining a high level of health & safety.”

Hampshire Homes Mackoy Groundworks and Civil Engineering Client logo

Tom Moody

- Hampshire Homes


Groundworks Statistics

The numbers don't lie. Take a statistical look at what sets Mackoy apart in the south's groundwork and civil engineering sector.




Our workforce includes over 300 skilled groundworks operatives, who uphold our commitment to quality workmanship and safe practice.


increase in plant

We regularly invest in new plant for our gangs, extending our fleet to more than 150 privately owned machines since 2011. We spend between £2-4m per year on new plant to keep in conformity and legislations.




Contract values ranging from £250,000 to £10 million have fuelled our eight-figure annual company turnover.


SHEQ inspections

With over 800 successful site inspections passed each year, our infallible heath and safety record remains intact.


Other Services

Landscaping for Show Home backyard Groundwork provided by Mackoy


We apply soft and hard landscaping techniques to radically transform clients' developments, and to install unique character features that give a project life and soul – from installing football pitches and recreational spaces to changing a site's elevation, feel and flow.

CAD Surverys studied by civil engineer for Mackoy groundworks

Cad Surveys

Our CAD surveys offer a topographical overview of a site based on field data, illustrated by a series of computer-aided 3D drawings. CAD surveys offer an insightful analysis of a piece of land's geological make-up and composition, and are backed up by research findings.

Civil Engineering Plans for Mackoy Groundworks Project

Civil Engineering

Our civil engineers use environmental and structural expertise to bring a building to life. Not only do they ensure a development project can be delivered on time and on budget, they also provide the complex calculations needed for a mechanically sound construction.

Retaining Structures on Mackoy Groundworks site

Retaining Structures

Whether a client needs a basement or is developing a sloping site, the retaining walls created by our groundworkers help to contain soil in its place. This maintains the integrity of a structure and ensures that no amount of pressure or environmental impact compromises its stability.

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