About Us

Groundworks and civil engineering in Durham, UK

Gordon’s Groundworks is a medium sized groundwork & civil engineering sub-contractor, offering a full labour, plant and materials package with a sub-contract values ranging from small to large.

Gordon has built up over 35 years’ experience in the groundworks and civil engineering sector, which has involved working for some of the largest companies in the UK. Exceptional standards has been achieved on all projects through the company’s existence. Gordon also provides a very much hands on approach and offers a client friendly approach. Over the years he has managed to build an experienced work force which has developed into a great success.

Our current clients include All Saints Construction recently completed a Hotel in South Shields. Stanley House plots at Aiden Gardens. Walled Gardens. GMI working on Lidl Stores & Range Store and Tolent / MSD pharmaceutical plant.

All our operatives are fully experienced, all carrying CSCS cards / safety passports, and all are familiar with larger schemes. We are CHAS registered and we have vast experience in the following areas of work;

  • Demolition & site clearance
  • Substructures (raft, pad / strip footings & underpinning including formwork & reinforcement etc)
  • Floor slabs
  • Retaining walls
  • Brickwork / blockwork to dpc
  • Deep drainage and tank installation
  • Utilities installations
  • All elements of external works.
  • Sewer works

We are based in the Durham area, however will travel within the North East region from Yorkshire up to Northumberland. We hope that you are interested in discussing the services we can offer and look forward to hearing from you.

Our Team

Gordon Pickard

Managing Director

Jonny Forster

Contracts Director

Craig King

Project Manager

Lee Weightman


Kath Laverty

Human Resources

Jeanette Geldart


Paul Stewart

Health & Safety Advisor

Chris Allen

Transport Manager

Habib Shahlaie

Senior Engineer