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.

An excellent example of Dowhigh performing substantial earthworks would be the St Helens Cemetery Extension, off Rainford Road, St Helens, valued at £1.25m, the works included:

  • Reprofiling of the existing former farm land
  • Importation of over 50,000m3 of class C2 material, treated materials that had been removed from the Echo Arena and Convention Centre in Liverpool
  • 600m of drainage in both clayware and concrete pipe was used to reroute the existing public sewer system
  • Tree planting
  • Weedkilling
  • Landscaping
  • Footways including 2000 tonnes of recycled MOT

Other examples of sites including muck shift and deep drainage include:

  • Echo Arena, Liverpool 2007 – muck shifting, hard scaping, drainage, waterproofing etc
  • Pool Lane, Allport Road, Bromborough Link Road between A41 and Dock Road South 1999
  • Cottage Loaf, Thurstaston Roundabout 2009
  • Saughall Massey Road, Saughall Massey 2004 – green field carriageway reconstruction
  • Caldbeck Road Bromborough 2005 – link road through a new industrial estate
  • Kitchen Street Liverpool 1999 – sewer diversion and road reconstruction
  • Formby Bypass (phase two) 2010 – renewal of the existing surface water drainage system

The company relishes the opportunity to work on both brown and green field sites where by a new highway can be constructed from muck shift to drainage to kerbing and final installation of the surface course.