Minor Civils

Part of The City Surveys Group of companies, The City Surveys Group and CS Civils deliver safe, sustainable minor civils services to a broad range of clients both on and off the UK’s railway infrastructure.


Civil Engineering

From the excavation and installation of buried services, trial holes and under track crossings to the construction of both new and extended platforms. Our dedicated minor civils teams deliver value-driven, reliable services throughout the nation.

A leading provider of both ancillary and minor civils services, we work in partnership with major international contractors, government departments and numerous smaller firms.  Helping them deliver their projects on time and on budget. These organisations benefit from our highly skilled, specialist workforce, who, when combined with our senior management team, take a uniquely tailored approach to each project.

By treating each client and site as individuals and by training and equipping our teams to the very highest standards.  We help ensure a positive and profitable outcome to our client’s projects.

Whilst by no means an exhaustive list, some of our most commonly used services include…

  • The excavation and installation of UTX (under track crossings)
  • Installation of concrete signal gantry bases
  • The installation of signage both on and off the railway
  • Installation of REB, DNO and LOC foundations
  • Digging of trial holes in conjunction with our specialist utility mapping teams
  • The refurbishment and installation of troughing and cable routes as well as SPT walkways
  • The establishment of site compounds
  • Installation of fencing, lighting, CCTV and other security infrastructure
  • The installation, extension and refurbishment of railway platforms, roads, footpaths and access features

Professional, friendly staff

We pride ourselves on the professionalism and courtesy of our staff. We guarantee to treat all stakeholders as we would like to be treated.

‘One stop shop’ approach

One of the most diverse organisations of its type, we deliver a truly surprising but complementary range of services to support all stages of your project.

First class customer service

From the moment you get in touch to the second your deliverables land, we promise to communicate with your team promptly, politely and proactively.

Sustainable and considerate

We promise to respect and give back to the communities and environments in which we work, sourcing both materials and personnel responsibly.

Nationwide coverage

One of the leading firms of our type, we operate throughout the UK delivering a truly diverse range of services across a wide variety of sectors.

Proven track record

Every year we deliver hundreds of projects on time and on budget to a loyal client base. Over 70% of our work is based upon repeat business.

We save you money

By working harder, longer and more intelligently, over the years we’ve actually saved our clients millions in unnecessary costs and delays.

Honest, transparent pricing

The price we quote is the price you pay. If your brief is accurate and the scope remains the same there will be no additional costs whatsoever.

Training and technology

We’re constantly investing in the latest training, technology, software and systems. Our equipment and people are at the top of their game.

Fast, efficient delivery

Our business is based upon service quality, flexibility and speed. We work with you to deliver the results you need, when you need them.

Health, safety and sustainability

From surveyors and concrete finishers to joiners and utilities specialists, at any one time we can have over a hundred operatives working on our sites. A regular sight on some of the nation’s most prestigious and often complex projects, The City Surveys Group has a constant presence within a truly diverse range of sectors.

With such a large workforce and a varied work bank, it’s inevitable that quality, health, safety and sustainability have assumed paramount importance within our organisation.

As part of our commitment to minimising the effect of our work upon all stakeholders, we’ve put in place a series of systems, programmes and procedures. At their centre can be found our Network Rail Principal Contractor’s Licence, ISO 9001 Quality Management System, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety Management System, RISQS and UVDB accreditations. Our comprehensive training programmes run alongside these systems to ensure that our teams hold competency cards which, in turn, allow them to work in a variety of sensitive and safety critical environments.

Get in touch

For a general enquiry, to discuss a specific project or if you’d like more information about our minor civils services, please get in touch via the form below. Alternatively please call 0330 024 4988 and a member of our team will be happy to help.


City Surveys are proud to have worked with a wide range of clients in varying sectors. Here are just some of the names we have successfully helped. If you have a potential project you think we can assist with please get in touch.