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.

About us

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

The company was established by Will Hendry in 2011, with the aim of offering clients a professional service equal to that of larger, regional groundworks contractors whilst retaining the personable approach of a family business. Striking that balance is central to how we approach each project.

What we offer

To date we have completed a diverse range of projects in terms of value, scope and complexity. We work in residential, commercial, educational, industrial and healthcare sectors and recognise the challenges and constraints that these present.

Our clients range from national housing developers, regional building contractors 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 level (foundations, sub-structure brickwork, ground floors)
  • Drainage and service ducting
  • External works (driveways, car park, paths and patios, landscaping)
  • Demolition and site clearance
  • Remediation of brownfield sites
  • Reinforced concrete basements/structures
  • Deep drainage and sewer connections
  • Temporary and enabling works
  • Bulk excavation and earthworks
  • Stormwater attenuation tanks and SUDS systems
  • 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.

Additionally, we have supervisors and teams of operatives who hold NRSWA qualifications which enables them to carry out works in the public highway.



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 of our own plant as possible, giving us more control over delivery and collection timings as well as ensuring the equipment 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.

Case Studies

See below for 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.



Scope: Roads and sewers including Section 50 works, 20 new build social housing units up to DPC including external works and drainage.

This project was carried out for a regional building contractor whose ultimate client was a housing association. The site access road was constructed to adoptable standard, which required close liaison with Essex Highways in order to get imported materials approved for use. The works also included a storm water storage lagoon and associated pre-cast concrete headwalls. The external works included over 1,200 square metres of permeable block paving.



Scope: Extension of two concrete hardstanding areas including surface water drainage.

This project was carried out for a regional refurbishment contractor and was located at a large industrial facility that remained in operation during the works. The works comprised the construction of two large concrete hardstanding areas, totalling 1,400 square metres. Each area was also served with a new stormwater drainage system, including crate-type attenuation tanks, which connected into the existing drainage network. Area “B” included the construction of an 80 metre long, 2 metre high retaining wall, constructed with fabricated steel “L” sections and pre-cast concrete panels.



Scope: Roads and sewers including Section 278 and Section 50 works, 23 new build residential units up to DPC including external works and drainage.

Working for a regional housing developer, this project included roads and sewers in addition to a Section 50 drainage connection outside the site. We also acted as Principle Contractor for the “Stage 1” works, which involved formulating and adhering to a detailed traffic management plan for vehicles entering and leaving site, as the site is located on a busy “A” road. The project also featured challenging level differences on site, with over 250 metres of brickwork retaining walls to combat this.

Whalebone Lane North, Chadwell Heath


Scope: Roads and Sewers including Section 278 and Section 50 works, 55 new build 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 for the “stage one” works, allowing our client to avoid having a direct involvement on the project until we handed over at “oversite” level.

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