RSK Group Ltd, the integrated environmental, engineering and technical services business, has expanded its contracting services with the acquisition of CR Civil Engineering.
CR Civil Engineering provides groundwork civil engineering services to the highways, rail and other sectors across the UK.
Founded in 2000 by Managing Director Carl Roberts as a team of four providing labour services only, CR Civil Engineering has grown significantly and now employs 225 direct staff and currently uses 70 contractors.
Today, the business specialises in all aspects of construction; site clearance; drainage and ducting; earthworks; and pavement construction, including surfacing, kerbing, footpath and cycleway construction. It also undertakes some reinforced-concrete structural work.
The business is currently working on several highway contracts: smart motorway projects, highway junction improvements, highway infrastructure projects and local authority footpaths and cycleways.
In addition, the company undertakes rail contracts (station platform regauging, earthwork embankment stabilising, bridge modification, under track crossing drainage, trough laying and car park construction); airfield work (airfield ground lighting infrastructure, airfield drainage, taxiway, perimeter road and car park construction); small residential and commercial developments; surfacing and planing contracts for local authorities; and other sundry groundwork.
In recent years, key clients have included contractors such as A-One+, Galliford Try, Morgan Sindall, BAM Nuttall, Amey, Osborne, Winvic and NMCM, under framework agreements with Highways England, so this acquisition will strengthen RSK’s existing relationships with these clients.
RSK has also purchased two other companies-Enviresearch and EDP.
Alan Ryder, RSK Founder and Chief Executive Officer, said, “I am delighted that these three leading companies are joining forces with RSK. Work on large infrastructure projects is a particularly buoyant market and CR Civil Engineering is a fantastic addition to our contracting division. We anticipate many synergies with businesses across the RSK group in associated work areas such as traffic management, earthworks, in-situ testing and slope stabilisation.
“We are also excited to help Enviresearch grow and diversify further and will be exploring opportunities for collaboration with existing RSK companies such as CEA, which sits in ADAS, and NET, which is part of our WRc business.
“And EDP – with its very prestigious and broad client base – presents many exciting opportunities to develop RSK’s presence in Singapore and to expand into Australia, which has been on our radar for some time.
“This is a hugely exciting time for RSK as we continue to grow and diversify the business by ensuring we can deliver practical end-to-end solutions for our clients and make positive contributions to society as we move towards a more sustainable future.”
Carl Roberts, Managing Director, CR Civil Engineering, added, “Everyone at CR Civil Engineering is extremely excited about the prospects within the RSK business. Our company cultures are very aligned. Being part of RSK will not only strengthen the company, it will also offer opportunities for CR Civil Engineering to develop and will enable our dedicated staff to thrive within a growing organisation and thus to reach their potential.”