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Groundworks Contractor Southend

Henderson and Taylor (Public Works) Limited provides an associated groundwork service that can add value and tangible benefits to a project by removing needless and risky interfaces with other trades.

We undertake commercial groundwork for industrial development, sports, schools and playground facilities, office parks and other specialist projects such as golf courses, and sport tracks. The following range of trade work is undertaken with complete project management support;

Industrial Estates

For industrial developments both new build and redevelopments we offer a range of services to cater for all groundwork requirements including remediation, grading, drainage, mains services, piles and muck away. We are experienced with membrane systems for protecting sensitive water tables and the requirements for preventing industrial contaminants from leaching through concrete slabs and surface joints into the base soil/rock.


We work on a variety of school complexes both indoor and outdoor, preparing foundations, drainage, mains, services ducts, and pilings as well as outdoor landscaping and soil conditioning.

Office Parks

We carry out work for office parks, including subterranean car parks, landscaping, mains services, water features, and building foundations, piling & slabwork. For sites that are on Brownfield or contaminated land we carry out decontamination, screening, stabilisation and strengthening. Our institutional services also cover schools, hospitals and related developments.


For playgrounds we provide landscaping, grading, concrete and tarmac services, as well as drainage systems, both surface water and foul, plus other external works, to client specifications.

Unadopted Road Repair

We are a Term Maintenance Contractor for Local Authorities, with major contracts for the highways, footways, bridleways, drainage systems and lighting systems. We specialise in being very competitive in providing these services. A result of this is we can provide a repair/ maintenance service for unadopted roads at very competitive rates as we are Term Maintenance Contractors for several boroughs throughout South East England.

Pot Hole Repair

We have five full time Asphalt gangs, each gang can hand lay up to ten tonnes in a day. Obviously there is a huge disparity in pot hole size, which means every job needs a site visit before we can give you a quotation for the works. The quality of pot hole repair can vary as much as the sizes. To properly repair a pot hole it must be saw cut, filled with hot asphalt or the appropriate fill, compacted and rolled. It sounds simple, but when it is incorrectly finished, it doesn’t take long for it to come apart and appear again.

White Lining

We undertake the white lining for Local Authorities, if you wish to have lining along your unadopted road please contact us.


We can create and lay a kerb line, repair broken kerbs, install dropped Kerbs for driveways and connect the unadopted roads kerbline into the road network. This year we have laid over £750,000 of kerbing for local authorities, we have ten full time Civils gangs working. Like most Civil Engineers 90% of our work is repeat business, we have been in business since 1964, this is because our clients recognise the quality of our work and endeavour to use us wherever possible.


We can quickly and competitively design and install drainage solutions for the Surface Water. We can also design and install Foul Water Drainage Solutions.

If you are interested in having some work done to an Unadopted Road please contact us and we can arrange for a site visit, to work out the best solution.


We undertake specialist projects such as auto sport racetracks, golf courses, river engineering and oil refineries. If you have a specialist application, give us a call, as a small company we have the time, patience, and ability to handle complex and involved projects- they are our forte.

We are always interested in quoting for work and offer a quick turn around on quotes based on existing bills of quantities or drawings. If you have a requirement please feel free to contact us now.


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About Henderson and Taylor

Henderson & Taylor brings together three separate operating companies collaborating across multi-disciplinary projects throughout the UK, whilst also providing commercial and back office support. All of our UK companies; Henderson & Taylor (Public Works), Henderson & Taylor Facilities Management and Henderson & Taylor Building Services have a long and successful heritage of Asphalt Surfacing, Drainage and Sewer Works, Car Park Construction, Roadway Construction, Bridge and Large Structure Construction, Site Clearance and Demolition, Land Remediation, Traffic Management and Design, Landscaping, S278 Works, Road Marking, Residential Extensions, Brickwork, Fitted Kitchen and Bathroom Installation, Refurbishments, New Housing Construction, Invasive Weed Services, and Japanese Knotweed Removal.

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