Rail & civils

CGC’s Rail and Civils Division has an impressive portfolio of buildings works carried out from minor civil contracts to major rail projects.

Rail projects

CGC are Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme accredited (RISQS) through Achilles and our operatives are Personal Track Safety (PTS) trained.

Our management and personnel execute station and signal building renovations, platform refurbishments and extensions as well as trackside and infrastructure repairs.

Our Rail Division have the experience and expertise required within this sector, having worked on major projects for both Network Rail and its main contractors.


Our Civils Division capabilities include consultancy & advisory, survey & design, new-build, modifications, stabilisation, renovation & repair, removals & decommissioning.

CGC provide site management, project management, workforce supply, provision of specialist equipment and operators and creation of innovative bespoke solutions to suit every project.

Groundworks, Excavations and foundation works include:

  • Open-Cut excavations
  • Specialist grouting and shotcreting works
  • Grouting and stitching
  • Structural replacements
  • Wall ties including deep structural coring

Our Engineers and Managers have over 20 years+ experience of civil engineering operations. CGC are Safe Contractor-Approved and all Site Supervisors are trained in IOSH & SMSTS.

We carry out Civils works for a whole range of projects, including rail, residential and commercial new build property, remedial works in the public and private sector and infrastructure improvements. We have created roadways, access paths and landscaping for customers throughout the UK. We also provide additional services such as CCTV surveys, drain clearances and main sewer connections as required.

Newcastle Arches Project

CGC worked closely with Taziker, Network Rails Principal Contractor to deliver this high-profile project for Network Rail. The project involved the cleaning, renovation and structural repairs to 12 Railway spans in Newcastle. The 12 Arches project was carried out over a 24-week programme including CCTV scans of all the trackside drainage systems. CGC completed the project on budget and within the programme timescales.

Reading Rail Project

Our latest project in Reading was to form the concrete access pads for the main contractor Taziker to achieve their works over 8 tracks. These works were extremely crucial to achieving the short timescales when working trackside out of hours. Our operatives spent long nights scanning the complicated drainage system that runs through the train lines that enabled us to repaired damaged drains within the tracks and then lay the concrete pads. Works were successfully completed on time and to budget.

City Gate Construction

We have highly skilled builders, machine operators, maintenance engineers, joiners, painters and metalworkers. This enables us to handle every kind of building work from large-scale refurbishment to purpose-designed joinery.