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What we do

Civils & Infrastructure

Civil engineering lies at the very heart of core services offered by Rolton Group, and we have a vast amount of experience in the field. Increasingly, the environmental aspects of a project are of paramount importance and inform much of the way we deploy our civil engineering expertise.

All the services that we provide clients with are designed to add value, to facilitate informed choices, and to allow them the freedom to realise the benefits of a project that has been designed and implemented according to their particular needs.

Our services are relevant to the five stages of a typical project life-cycle. These are:

  • Feasibility
  • Design
  • Procurement
  • Construction
  • Operation

In civil engineering, as in all aspects professional engineering, early involvement in a project can make a vital difference.


Early involvement in projects allows us to reduce financial and programme uncertainty. We can positively influence schemes or deals through the application of engineering expertise and our understanding of the construction process from the pre-purchase or pre-planning phase onwards. We look at projects and analyse their feasibility from engineering and commercial standpoints.

Our services here typically include:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Engineering investigations
  • Cost planning
  • Flood risk assessments
  • Pre-application consultations


By providing clients with alternative compliance solutions we can enhance their competitive advantage, and our expertise enables us to expedite the technical and statutory approvals process.

We can challenge assumptions made at the feasibility stage and refine designs accordingly. This allows us to produce robust cost and programme models that reduce the risk to clients. In our experience, alternative approaches can bring significant advantages in terms of speed, cost, and environmental impact.

Typical services here include:

  • Earthworks and ground modelling
  • Foundations
  • Drainage
  • Roads
  • Technical compliance
  • Alternative compliance


Understanding our clients' issues and the key factors which surround individual projects are vital to adding value. Having identified these issues, we can develop procurement strategies, manage the tender process, and evaluate contractors’ proposals. This can have the vital advantage of releasing a client's resources at critical time in the development process.

Typical services here include:

  • Strategies
  • The tender process
  • Contract and contractor evaluations


Our knowledge and experience can also be used to protect commercial investments. By monitoring process, cost, and compliance during the construction phase we can protect a client's investment and increase confidence that the contractor and the finished project have met the client's and the contract's requirements.

Typical services here include:

  • Progress monitoring
  • Cost monitoring
  • Compliance reviews


We work with clients to look at structures and construction projects, to analyse how they work and to model ways of improving ways of working. By understanding the client's issues and drivers, we are able to design and recommend the most appropriate solution.

Typical services here include:

  • Forensic studies
  • Redevelopment appraisals
  • Maintenance strategies