Civil Engineering

Through Lumsden & Carroll, Esh Group delivers major civil engineering projects across the North of England up to the value of many millions of pounds.


Our directly-employed workforce delivers civil engineering projects from new highways and bridges to housing infrastructure, specialist drainage and coastal protection works.

We have long-standing framework agreements with a host of clients, including Northumbrian Water Ltd and the Environment Agency, and often work within Sites of Specialist Scientific Interest (SSSI) European or National Conservation Sites and Specialist Areas of Conservation (SACs).

  • Bridges

    From new footbridges to road-over-river, road-over-rail and over-road projects, our bridges portfolio is incredibly strong. Covering the demands of clients in both the public and private sectors, we can assist in start-to-finish design and build projects and traditional contracts alike. That’s not all, as our civil engineering skills also expand to the re-decking and re-waterproofing of current bridges, as well as looking into masonry arch movement, joint replacements or parapet repairs.

  • Drainage

    From individual connections to multi-million pound civil engineering schemes, we can deliver all sizes of drainage projects. Our team understands that drainage work is an essential part of any construction project, even if it is part of the behind the scenes infrastructure. Let us help you on drainage projects, whether that by the upsizing or upgrading of existing infrastructure or the construction of new civil engineering projects.

  • Frameworks

    Esh Group is adept at civil engineering framework agreement working, as demonstrated in our delivery of major projects with Northumbrian Water and the Environment Agency. We understand that all projects in this area require a high level of customer relations when dealing with the public. Fortunately, this is a main strength of our team. In fact, our staff are constantly mindful of the local communities that they are working within and always aim to respect and contribute to any local area affected by our work. See how our frameworks agreements can assist you today.

  • Highways

    Esh Group’s civil engineering team is experienced in delivering highways projects large and small. Rest assured that our teams are made up of experienced and fully trained NRSWA staff members, who always liaise with local authorities to keep your project moving in the right direction. Let us help you whether you need assistance with footways, cycle routes, areas of road improvement, traffic calming procedures or carriageway construction.

  • Housing Infrastructure

    We’ve delivered civil engineering construction services to scores of housing infrastructure projects, covering everything from the construction of new build homes to the delivery of such aspects of site infrastructure as road networks and sewer works. Our team can also add value by looking into abnormal foundation solutions to DPC level, hard landscaping, public realm and 278 schemes. See how we can get your housing project off the ground today.

  • Industrial

    We’re experienced in delivering civil engineering projects within the industrial sector, from small scale projects to full substructure works. As a result, we can help when it comes to building retaining walls, setting up concrete bunds or creating hard-standing areas. Choose from either traditional or design and build contracts and allow us to add value to your civil engineering project today.

  • Public Realm

    Creating high-quality environments for local communities is one of our strengths. Within public realm, our civil engineering team has been successful in reinvigorating areas in both urban and rural settings. This is thanks to their close contact with stakeholders and a constant focus on the intended customer base. See how we can help you with everything from the installation of specialist street furniture to the setup of varying surfaces today.

  • Rivers & Coastal

    Our environmental expertise is front and centre of our rivers and coastal projects. This is seen in all manners of work, including coastal protection, rock armour repairs, reinforced concrete works, the re-alignment of rivers and flood alleviation drainage schemes. No matter the complexity or size of your river and costal project, our civil engineering team are here to help.

  • Small Works

    We can tackle any type of small works required, with civil engineering projects up to £100,000 looked after by this dedicated team. No matter if you’re a public, private or residential client, your project will be delivered by workers who carry CSCS cards and always abide to our ISO policies for health, safety and quality. Let us help you on projects ranging from the construction of retaining walls to the construction and improvements of road networks.