The essential step in identifying whether a plot of land is ripe for development, and appropriate for your project.


Discover where and what you can build on your land.

With over 90% of land in Britain considered unfit for development it's more important than ever for planners to commission a thorough site inspection before purchasing a plot for their project. A service our team at Mackoy groundworks and civil engineering is fully qualified to provide.

Site investigations (also sometimes called ground investigations) help to establish whether a plot of land can work for your project. With spot sampling, minor excavations, and remote tests that offer a conclusive and comprehensive insight into a potential site's suitability for building. Including taking soil samples to determine any historic land contamination and assessing a site's surface water activity and drainage capabilities.

Each report is uniquely tailored to identify the risk factors that aren't always obvious to the eye. Using a combination of investigative research and surveys that take into account chemical and environmental factors, both above and below ground. Ensuring our clients make sound investments into land acquisition purchases that suit their development needs.


Other Services

Earthworks digger mound reduction for Mackoy Groundworks


The first step in any new development, our earthworks prepare the ground for excavation. Stripping away the topsoil, clearing the site of vegetation, removing excess earth (muckaway) and levelling out any unevenness (cut & fill) to make way for groundbreaking to begin.

Civil Engineering Plans for Mackoy Groundworks Project

Civil Engineering

From ensuring your project can be delivered to time and to budget, to providing the complex calculations that determine how the construction can be made mechanically sound. Civil engineers use their environmental and structural expertise to bring a building to life.

Groundworks Operative working on sub-structure birckwork for Mackoy Groundworks


From clearing a site of its topsoil layer to setting out the foundations that will one-day hold an entire new home, our groundworkers balance powerful excavation works with complex technical processes. Delivering the vital infrastructure and earthworks that make our clients' developments possible.

Roads and 278 works overview on Mackoy Groundworks Site

Roads & 278 Works

Roads are an integral part of keeping Britain moving, not only countrywide, but within local communities too. Our groundworkers help to connect new homes to their wider geographical location. Providing safe passage for people to get where they need to go.

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