Civil Engineering

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The Civil Engineering Team at GCA has more than 40 years experience in the cost effective and timely delivery of all scales of civil, drainage and highways works.
We support a broad range of educational, commercial, retail, public sector and residential schemes designed to local and national design standards.

Types of Work

  • Development Site Feasibility Reports
  • Transport Statements
  • Travel Plans
  • Highway Statements
  • Access Options Appraisals
  • Visibility Splay Assessments
  • Vehicle Sweep Path Analysis
  • Adoptable and Private Roadways
  • Section 38,184 and 278
  • Horizontal and Vertical Road Design
  • Car Park Design
  • Cut and Fill Analysis
  • Junction and Roundabout Design


Drainage and SuDS Schemes

  • Flood Risk Assessments
  • Drainage Strategies
  • Foul and Surface Water Designs
  • Modelling of Storm Events
  • Section 106 and 104
  • SuDS Assessments and Designs
  • Ponds and Attenuation Systems
  • maintenance and Management Plans
  • Infiltration Channels
  • Soakaways
  • Design of Private Drainage Systems
  • Pumping Stations
  • Septic Tanks and Flood Drains

Our work in civil engineering encompasses a broad spectrum of specialist services. Extending from surveys of existing sites, and the repair of defective road and drainage networks, through to the development of new greenfield and brownfield sites.

We provide advice for site acquisition, pre-purchase and pre-planning, through to the detailed design of drainage and highway schemes at all scales.

We have particular specialisms in residential sites, and logistics centres and industrial projects.

We adopt a hands-on approach towards difficult and challenging projects. Our team of Chartered Engineers are highly experienced in tackling building and construction problems and providing best practice solutions.

We can offer sound advice, expertise and guidance which results in significant savings in time and money, whilst still focusing on safe, sustainable methods of construction.

GCA provide a crucial link to the statutory authorities including Highways authorities, water authorities, the Environment Agency and others as required.

Our portfolio includes a wide range of projects including Schools, Hospitals, Religious Structures, Public Houses, Hotels, Nursing Homes, Student Accommodation and Retail Outlets, together with their associated infrastructure.


Complete traffic engineering, road, and highway engineering design services from an initial feasibility report to detailed design and implementation.

laying drainage pipes into the ground.

Drainage solutions from simple gravity fed networks to feasibility and design of pumping stations, balancing ponds and swales.

Complete traffic engineering, road and highway engineering design service from an initial feasibility report to detailed design and implementation.


Innovative solutions to facilitate existing or proposed sites with infrastructure capable of safely accommodating all road users.

Aerial view of land and positioning point area.

Advice on acquisition, or pre-planning strategy advice for new access, and new infrastructure.

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Section Approvals including: S106, S278, S38, S184. Liaison with statutory authorities including Planners, and the Environment Agency.

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Car parking design, proposed layouts, efficient use of existing site space, multi-storey and open layouts.