Careys Civil Engineering, celebrating our 50th anniversary this year, has a proven track record of delivering projects that enhance the built and natural environments, communities and infrastructure of the UK and Ireland.

We believe in showing the world that construction doesn’t need to mean delays to programmes and costly alterations to projects. We believe in looking after our employees and our clients and working together to make sure that we leave a legacy to be proud of.

Our teams have played an integral part in the construction of basements and superstructures, developing inspirational landscapes and building reliable infrastructure across a wide range of sectors.

Whether undertaking design and build contracts or working as a subcontractor, Careys is a company that believes in delivering on our promises. We've invested millions of pounds in the latest technologies and training to enable our teams to achieve sector leading standards. Since our formation in 1969 we've invested heavily to establish offices across the UK and Ireland, training facilities at Milton Keynes and Livingston and to acquire our own plant and fleet. This includes specialist equipment such as vacuum excavators, tower cranes and self-erecting jumpform systems. We draw on the best techniques from any sector from around the world – there are no barriers or boundaries for us seeking excellence. Our investment enhances our capabilities, growing the skills of our people and enabling us to overcome ever more complex challenges for our clients.

We attract exceptional people and give them exceptional things to do. We work as a team, with our colleagues and our Group companies, to provide innovative solutions that have overcome some of our industry’s most challenging and complex problems across numerous sectors including retail, commercial, aviation and energy.

A strong track record as a principal contractor

Careys Civil Engineering has established a renowned reputation as a specialist contractor – backed up by 50 years of experience. Recently, we have also begun to build an impressive and expanding track record as a principal contractor with expansive design and build proficiencies.

Self-delivery model minimises risk, improving supply chain performance

As a Group, we are fully equipped to carry out not only civil engineering and building works, but also services, such as demolition and reclamation, asbestos removal, waste removal and renewal and dry lining, as well as temporary work design and BIM technology services. We also invest in and support local employment and training, aided by our own Careys Foundation.

Digitally sophisticated planning and preparation process

In keeping with our direct and holistic approach, we usually perform detailed appraisals of all works required for a project – not just those relating to our own package. Handled correctly, proper planning can ensure that risk is appropriately apportioned and owned by those parties best placed to manage the outcomes. In our role as principal contractor, we have found that this process can even help to reduce adversarial contractual positioning.

Our project planning is especially in-depth and exhaustive because it is supported by BIM technology supplied by the expert digital engineers of our in-house Careys Design Team. Using the latest 3D, 4D and virtual reality (VR) modelling and animation techniques, we are able to build projects virtually, in collaboration with other disciplines.

The specialised knowledge we gain from utilising our BIM technology allows us to carry out precise, yet flexible, construction planning and create effective programmes and processes that:

• Mitigate risks

• Integrate supply chain components with maximum precision and efficiency

• Maximise site health and safety

• Reduce waste and cut costs

• Are adjustable to shifting site conditions during construction


Careys Civil Engineering hold an extensive range of certifications, covering everything from our quality and environmental management systems, to building and health and safety operations.

Our certifications are recognition of our ability to achieve industry standard practice as well as operate within the bounds of legal compliance.

These certifications provide clients with confidence that Careys Civil Engineering works within an established framework and achieves the operational standards expected of a leading construction company.

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  • ISO 9001 ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001 ISO 14001
  • OHSAS 18001 OHSAS 18001
  • Safe Contractor Safe Contractor
  • Considerate Constructors Considerate Constructors
  • Construction Line Construction Line
  • Achillies Building Confidence Achillies Building Confidence
  • Achilles RISQS Achilles RISQS
  • UVDB Registered UVDB Registered
  • Registered Waste Carrier Registered Waste Carrier
  • FORS Gold FORS Gold
  • UK Safety Management Electrical PAT Testing UK Safety Management Electrical PAT Testing
  • Cyber Essentials Cyber Essentials

Head Office

Carey House
Great Central Way