Civil Engineering Contractors in Portsmouth, Southampton & the South East

Delivering a professional service with a personal touch, James Hennessy Construction have been constantly exceeding client expectations since our establishment in 1971. Our highly qualified civil engineering contractors are experienced in all types of civil engineering and we are at the forefront of the latest industry technological advancements. Should you require civil engineering services for a project in West Sussex, Hampshire or Surrey, get in touch now. We frequently work in Portsmouth, Southampton and many surrounding areas.


On this page, you can find out all about our services as civil engineering contractors and gain an insight into our Health and Safety policies.


Guide to Civil Engineering


We have provided answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we receive at James Hennessy Construction about the role of civil engineer contractor, to help you better understand when you may require our services. For any further enquiries or to book an initial site survey and consultation, do not hesitate to contact us on (01730) 815580.


What do civil engineering contractors do?


A civil engineer designs, plans and oversees construction projects and the maintenance or refurbishment of structures and roads. The role covers a comprehensive range of jobs. For example, our civil engineering contractors specialise in drainage as well as road surfacing and groundwork. Take a look at the many projects we have completed in areas such as Portsmouth and Southampton, to see for yourself the different types of work we carry out. As contractors, we can work on site to manage the construction of structures or surfaces.


When would I need a civil engineering contractor?


There are many occasions where you may need to hire the services of civil engineering contractors. The most likely times are when you are making home improvements that involve structural changes of a building, if you are planning a new construction or if you require road resurfacing. We are able to produce accurate structural calculations and drawings required for your project that can be used for Building Regulations approval.


What does a structural survey involve?


Structural surveys are often used to assess the stability of a structure and to identify structural defects. The type of inspection carried out will depend on the individual requirements of the client, but can involve a non-intrusive visual inspection or a more complex intrusive structural survey. As trained civil engineering contractors and drainage specialists, James Hennessy Construction can carry out site, structural and drainage surveys for customers throughout West Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey.


We are leaders in civil engineering for domestic, commercial and industrial clients in the South East. Whether you need a site survey in Portsmouth or a new drainage installed in Southampton, get in touch with our professional team today.


Health and Safety


At James Hennessy Construction, the wellbeing of our staff, clients and the general public is of the upmost importance and we take our commitment to Health and Safety very seriously. Our company works in compliance with the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974, HSE guidance for construction and British Standards at all times. We also invest in the continuous improvement of Health and Safety standards within our business.


Some of the key policies our civil engineering contractors follow include:


Collaboration – To work collaboratively with fellow professionals to make sure designs are safe and compliant with the latest Codes of Practice.

Site Safety – To produce full risk assessments for all works carried out and continue to reassess site conditions as the work progresses.

Equipment – To wear the relevant personal protective equipment (PPE) when on site and to ensure machinery is routinely inspected.

Training – To hold valid CSCS cards and undertake regularly training on Health and Safety to stay updated with the latest industry practices.


To find out more about our work as civil engineering contractors in Portsmouth, Southampton and the wider West Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey areas, call (01730) 815580.


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