Nelson understands that all good buildings must be built on solid foundations.

We undertake groundworks for housing associations, private developers, water authorities, councils, main contractors, environmental companies and specialist river restoration companies across Southern England.

“Total Station” Solution

We have our own full time engineers who operate “total station” setting out instruments, using the CAD information supplied by our clients to engineer the site within the specified tolerances.

Lump Sum All Risk Pricing Strategy

We operate a lump sum all risk pricing strategy if required, many of our clients ask for this service, as it enables the client’s site team to focus on other areas of their project which require a high level of design input, without concern for the management of the groundworks costs, material deliveries etc.

Health & Safety

In some cases clients ask the Nelson Group to be the Principal Contractor, this means that we have possession of the site and are responsible for Health & Safety on the site. This helps reduce prelim costs for our clients and enables us to ensure all of the requirements under the CDM regulations 2007 and the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 are complied with.

All our work is monitored by our external Health & Safety representative ensuring that the highest levels of Health & Safety are maintained at all times. We employ a workforce of employees and sub contractors who are all CPCS/CSCS qualified. Many of whom have been with the company since our inception in 2006.


Our works include all excavation, concrete and substructure works up to DPC level. We offer comprehensive services in the following areas:

  • Roads
  • Footpaths
  • Foundations
  • Haul roads
  • Car parks
  • Cycleways
  • Drainage and sewage systems
  • Reinforced concrete structures
  • Cut and fill works
  • Substructure works
  • Brick and block work
  • Hard landscaping
  • Utilities and services
  • Piling
  • Underpinning
  • Site clearance
  • Enabling works

Whether you require initial advice on a potential scheme, budget price or competitive quotation we welcome the opportunity to discuss your groundwork needs.

Case Studies

Andover Trade Park

Nelson were contracted to undertake all groundworks on this new trade park in Andover. Works consisted of all drainage, foundations, power floated concrete floors, kerbing, block paving and all works up to DPC. Works were successfully completed and we have completed further works on this site. Value £700k

Pewsey Wharf

Nelson were appointed to undertake 1 mile of towpath resurfacing in Pewsey, Wilts. Years of neglect to this stretch of footpath saw it in a complete state of disrepair. Nelson undertook excavation and muck away of excavated material circa 1000m3. We also supplied, laid and compacted all sub base and topping material. This work was particularly dangerous and we were not help by severe weather as well as eroding banks collapsing during construction. However, stringent H & S measures were taken and works were finished safely on time and on budget. Value £45k

Redbridge Drive, Andover

Nelson were appointed to undertake all groundworks and sub-structure works to 3 bespoke houses including all site clearance, excavation, muck away of approximately 500m3, foundations, drainage, sub-structure works, construction of all on site roads to adopted standard, paved and hard landscaped areas. Value £38k