Welcome to Dowhigh Limited
The North West's Leading Civil Engineering Company


Dowhigh - Who We Are

Founded in 1975, Dowhigh Limited has grown to become one of the largest independent Public Works companies in the region.

Liverpool based, with satellite depots across the region, our strategy has been to retain all the ethos and ‘personal-touch’ of a family business, whilst competing effectively on a National stage within a market dominated by PLC’s and consortiums.

A modern approach with ‘old school’ foundations, experience, passion and ‘can-do’ attitude - these are the cornerstones of our approach at Dowhigh.

This unique mix of ‘hands-on’ professional management and strong leadership, combined with our ongoing commitment to innovation and best value has helped us to develop an impressive portfolio of clients., including serving the needs of over twenty Local Authorities from across the North West.


Our Business

Our overriding Quality objective is to ensure that the customer is completely satisfied with the civil engineering, construction work and service provided by Dowhigh. It's our goal to exceed their requirements and expectations for quality and performance.

Working with some of the biggest names in the North West, our services include Project Design and Management, Concrete Works and Drainage, Infrastructure and Utilities, and Street Works.

As working practices develop, our emphasis has changed over recent years, with Public Private Partnership agreements forming the core of our business.

Dedicated to delivering best value solutions to our customers, we aim to establish firm and lasting relationships, share our expertise and encourage the use of innovative methods whenever possible building upon our core values.

Civil Engineering - At The Heart Of What We Do

For over 45 years, Dowhigh have been building long term relationships with a range of local authorities as well as private companies across the North West of England to plan and complete high quality civil engineering projects. It's what our business was first established to do and a tradition we continue to hold today.

As a team of skilled Civil Engineers Liverpool, we have worked across Lancashire, Merseyside and Cheshire on small and large scale projects, including providing Manchester Civil Engineering expertise to Manchester City Council.

If you have a project within the North West, we can help in the following areas:

Civil Engineering Liverpool | Civil Engineering Manchester | Civil Engineering Preston | Civil Engineering Wigan | Civil Engineering Warrington | Civil Engineering Knowsley | Civil Engineering Sefton | Civil Engineering St. Helens | Civil Engineering Wirral

What we do


Our commercial earthworks division covers all aspects of minor and major earthworks. Our highly skilled team are both experienced and well qualified and have worked on a wide variety of projects in a variety of sectors. Complex projects are a particular specialty as the Company has a large skilled in-house workforce and modern plant fleet. We also have our own in-house engineering service, which means that we can offer surveys, full setting out from electronic formats and an as-built drawing service.

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Dowhigh provides a complete package of commercial and industrial surfacing works. We work closely with all our clients to ensure a continued growing partnership that delivers a seamless finished product with quality guaranteed.

Dowhigh have performed surfacing operations via tendering, partnerships and annual service contracts throughout the Northwest from residential driveways to school car parks and playgrounds, to commercial industrial estates, single carriageways, dual carriageways and the M62.

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Dowhigh are experienced in drainage installation including using ground freezing, over pumping and dewatering, as well as more traditional methods of construction ie trench boxes and steel box frames.

The company have a fully skilled team of operatives who are trained to work within confined spaces and fully conversant in safe working practices and more importantly emergency evacuation should a potentially dangerous occurrence arise.

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Dowhigh provide numerous Highway Maintenance Teams within the Northwest, performing highway repairs including HRA and bitmac carriageway patching, flagged, block paved and bitmac patching, and drainage repairs including gully replacements.

We provide varying levels of Emergency Response to meet our clients needs, working pro-actively with our customers to resolves issues quickly and efficiently.

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Why Should You Choose Dowhigh?


Established in 1975, our business has grown due to our experience and attention to detail throughout the team. We've maintained the core experience in our management structure and can deal with any sized job, big or small


Quality is at the core of what we do. This is achieved through the operation of a formal Quality Management System; ISO 14001: 2015, ISO 9001: 2015, NHSS 16 Laying of Asphalt mixes, BS OHSAS 18001 2007 SSIP


Our team make us who we are. With over xx employees offering a wide range of skills and experiences, it allows us to offer our commitment to quality and "right first time" approach that we are so proud of


The safety of not only our employees but also of the sites where we work and the people we interact with is of the upmost importance to us. The management team ensure we comply with all legislation to ensure this

Who We Work With



I would like to comment that as a resident in the area I have been impressed by the way the whole project has unfolded. The logistics seem to me to be well thought through and disruption has been well managed. Furthermore, although I am a layperson, the quality of the work seems high and your workers have been helpful, cheerful and well informed when I have spoken to them.

Resident, Smithdown Road, Liverpool

Please pass our thanks on to the workforce who carried out the resurfacing work over the last few weeks.

Our Association has a student property on Ullet Rd. We spend a lot of time there over the summer months getting it ready for the new intake of students in September. We saw the workforce on an almost daily basis and found all the workers to be cheerful, helpful and friendly, without exception.

The road now looks fantastic.

Housing Manager, local housing association Ullet Road, Liverpool

We are delighted at the restructuring of the Ullet Road junction which has remained almost untouched since the time of Queen Victoria. Xmas really has arrived!!!
With the new wider pavement, the turn into Greenbank has become less gradual and therefore sharper, which hopefully should force the drivers to slacken speed to some extent, but more safety provisions may be required.

There are many elderly people in the area, sometimes with mild dementia, who may not always observe strictly the safety rules regarding stepping off the pavement. They may fail to use the designated crossing point, or they may cross against a red light.
Thank you, and congratulations to all involved in the excellent planning of this project.

Residents of Sheltered Accommodation – Ullet Road, Liverpool

Last week we had a wedding, when I noticed work signs outside the gates of the church, I spoke to the workmen who were very professional and accommodating in moving the signs just before the wedding. They were great. If you can tell them it was really appreciated.

Best wishes and blessings.

Minister Unitarian Church, Ullet Road, Liverpool

Please pass on my thanks to the team who completed the work on Ullet Road recently. The road surface is transformed and recent downpours have proved the new drains at the end of Cheltenham Avenue to be working perfectly. I hope that the road surface at the Mystery end of Smithdown will get the same treatment soon.

Resident Ullet Road, Liverpool

I would like to commend the men working on Ullet Road, they are doing a fantastic job. Big pat on the back.

Resident, Ullet Road, Liverpool

Thank you very much for coming to our meeting last night. All our residents felt that you were very helpful, and the offer to move Roadworks/Road Closed signs was much appreciated! The majority of our residents who have spoken to me, as well as the newsagents I have told you about, seem to be positive about the road works.
I'd like to confirm that the disabled residents I have discussed with you live ‘address given’. I'm sure you'll also be pleased to know that the newsagents have told me that they will let me know if they come across anyone else who is having problems, and I will pass this information on to you as and when (and if) I get it.
My thanks again for last night, and for all you're doing for us.

Smithdown Road Resident’s Community Group, Chair

I am just writing to say how much your input into the Dowhigh road works scheme has been beneficial to me and other elected members, as well as to individual residents and residents groups, over the last 18 months...
Over a lengthy period (a year and a half!) of what has been a very difficult process at times, your input and liaison work has been essential. Being without busses for months on Ullet road in 2015, for example, was extremely difficult, and your role supporting residents then much valued
It has been vital to me as a local councillor to have you as the 'go between' with the contractor and also with the designers and Council Highways officers...
You attendance at residents meetings was particularly useful , so people living with road closures etc could speak to you directly and know they were being listened to.

Local Councillor, Smithdown Road and Ullet Road, Liverpool

I don’t know where to begin. Thank you so much for all your help and support. My residents will be so pleased. Your team has worked so hard to help me with issues raised I am so happy for them and must say it wouldn’t of happened without help from all members of the highways team.

Thank you so much. Greatly appreciated.

Local Councillor Anfield Liverpool Pothole Programme re Dowhigh’s Highways Team

I want to let you know how pleased I am with the two workmen Kev & Steve who have carried out the work on my shop front. They have replaced the kerbs and reflagged the area with the minimum of disruption. They have been helpful and obliging and carried out the work when they said they would and what a brilliant job they have done!

Business owner Manchester Road, Southport Carriageway Programme

I would like to say the Site Manager is very helpful and is always keeping everybody in the picture on how the job is progressing he does the utmost in trying to keep to inconvenience for us all to a minimum.

Business owner Manchester Road, Southport Carriageway Programme.