Combining a professional service with a personable approach
At Core Construction we are committed to providing our clients with a progressive, cost-effective service whilst maintaining the attentive values that have always been central to the company.
Combining a professional service with a personal approach
At Core Construction we are committed to providing our clients with a progressive, cost-effective service whilst maintaining the attentive values that have always been central to the company.
Combining a professional service with a personal approach
At Core Construction we are committed to providing our clients with a progressive, cost-effective service whilst maintaining the attentive values that have always been central to the company.

About us

Core Construction are a groundworks and civil engineering company based in Witham, Essex – covering Essex and the surrounding counties in addition to north and east London.

The company was established in September 2011 by Will Hendry. Will has over 35 years’ experience of all aspects of the industry having worked for some of the largest groundworks companies in the region prior to forming Core Construction. Initially starting in the 1970’s as an excavator driver he worked his way through the industry, latterly in management roles – all of which gave an excellent overview for managing his own business. This broad range of experience means that Will is aware of the importance of having all areas of the company functioning properly, in order to continually provide a good service whilst striving for repeat custom.

What we offer

To date we have completed projects up to a value of £1.5m, however pride ourselves on embracing a range of projects in terms of value, scope and complexity. We have worked in residential, commercial, educational, industrial and healthcare sectors and recognise the challenges and constraints that these present.

Previous clients have ranged from national housing developers, regional building contractor and self-builders. Core Construction pride themselves on client retention, forging relationships and offering the same enthusiastic service for repeat business as we do for opportunities with new clients.

As part of our services we can undertake the following elements of a project. These can be in isolation or as part of an overall package:

  • Roads and sewers
  • Piling (sheet, CFA, open bored, driven etc.)
  • All works up to DPC (foundations, sub-structure brickwork, ground floors)
  • Drainage and service ducting
  • External works (driveways, car park, paths and patios, landscaping)
  • Demolition and site clearance
  • Remediation
  • Reinforced concrete basements/structures
  • Deep drainage and sewer connections
  • Temporary and enabling works
  • Bulk excavation and earthworks
  • Vehicular crossovers and streetworks

Health & Safety and training

Working safely is paramount, and to underline this Core Construction currently hold CHAS and SMAS accreditations.

To obtain these a rigorous application procedure is completed, detailing company processes, procedures, training and recent accident records. In addition, the company has the benefit of an external health and safety consultant to advise on legislation changes and developments within the industry. As a minimum all operatives have CSCS cards and have either completed (or are working towards) manual handling, abrasive wheels, hand-arm vibration and cable avoidance qualifications. Additionally plant operators hold CPCS/NPORS qualifications relevant to the machine which they operate.



Our current fleet includes 360° excavators ranging from 1.8 to 14.5 tonne, a variety of dumpers and 80-120cm ride-on rollers. We strive to own as much plant as possible, giving us more control over delivery and collection timings as well as ensuring the kit is both mechanically sound and creates the correct impression on our client’s sites. To supplement this, we have a reliable supply chain of plant hire companies who can serve our working area.


As part of a sustainable business model we recognise the importance of bringing through our own operatives who share the company ethos and have the qualifications to match.

Since 2014 we have been running an apprenticeship programme which gives young candidates the chance to learn on the job, and complements this with blocks of training at the CITB National Construction College in Bircham Newton. Following this they are awarded with an NVQ Level 2 in General Construction Operations. From hereon we add to this with the usual suite of training courses and qualifications as mentioned in the previous section.

Case Studies

We have a selection of recent projects – both current and completed – which demonstrate our versatility working in multiple sectors on projects which have varying demands in terms of cost, time and quality.

BTE, Maldon


Forming concrete bays and storage areas to large commercial area

On this contract, our client was a commercial landlord who let the warehouses and adjacent yard space to a local company who specialise in manufacturing aluminium products. Following a recommendation, they contacted us and we assisted in forming a design for reinforced concrete access ways and granular storage bays, the make-up of which was a contractor-designed portion of the contract. Working in conjunction with the tenant, we carried out the works causing no disruption to their operations and gave their storage areas back on programme, allowing them to increase production in the factory.

Hatfield Road, Langford


7 residential units up to DPC including external works and drainage, AWA sewer connection

Our client on this project was a local housing developer who we have a long relationship of repeat business with. Early in the project we hired a three-way screener to process the stripped topsoil and ballast subsoil and recycle screened topsoil for rear gardens and recycled 10/20mm shingle for drainage backfill. This reduced costs for our client for both waste materials off site and importation of new materials. Additionally, the external surfaces were constructed to a high standard to reflect the high specification of the homes being sold. This included granite slate paving to the rear patios and a proprietary gravel-panel system to the drives, which gives the soft appearance of a stone drive whilst adhering to the current disabled access regulations.

Bell Mead, Ingatestone


16 residential units (2 blocks of flats) up to DPC including external works and drainage, CFA piling, sheet piled retaining wall and Section 85 drainage diversion

Our first project for a regional housing developer, the project entailed a lot of enabling works to begin CFA piling in readiness for constructing the foundations. These works included a Section 85 storm water drainage diversion and 62 linear meters of sheet piling which acted as both temporary shoring and a permanent retaining wall to be clad later. Due to a doctors surgery adjacent the site entrance, careful consideration was given to delivery timings in order to not disrupt their staff or users.

Whalebone Lane North, Chadwell Heath


Roads and sewers including Section 278 and Section 50 works, 55 residential units up to DPC including external works and drainage

Awarded this contract by a regional housing developer, this challenging project included roads and sewers, two large attenuation tanks and complex Section 50 drainage connection works. During these sewer connection works a large degree of coordination and liaison with the Local Authority and surround residents was required to cause minimal disruption. Additionally, we acted as Principle Contractor under the CDM Regulations, which allows our client to relax until we hand the site over at “oversite” level ready for them to construct above ground.

Get in touch

We welcome new enquiries and would be delighted to discuss any forthcoming projects. Please use the contact details provided or enquiry form to contact Core Construction.

10 Moss Road
Essex CM8 3UQ

01376 512 359