Groundworks specialists covering Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

Our experienced groundworks teams work on large scale commercial schemes through to smaller domestic projects.

As a leading groundworks contractor in the South West. We work across all commercial sectors in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset, including but not limited to, construction, retail, industrial, and housing. We also  provide a full main contractor role for private clients.

We work with clients in all sectors, including;

Industrial & Warehousing


Renewables & Recycling





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Hotel Extension and Refurbishment | Lympstone Manor

As Lympstone Manor is soon to draw to a close with the first guests due to arrive for the opening on the 3rd April, our team on site has been busy on many elements of the project. With the gardens offering a superb viewing platform overlooking the river Exe estuary our team filled and regraded
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Garden Work – Lympstone Manor

The Bond Civils team are pictured repairing the slate flag paving prior to the opening of Lympstone Manor. The private gardens have been completed with the slabs and granite baths installed too, we are looking forward to seeing the completed project ready for its first visitors.
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Groundworks | Lidl Penzance

The team at the new Lidl, Penzance are doing a fantastic job installing the ground beams against a very tight programme.
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New Kerbing | Dart Haven Marina

The kerbs are going in on the refurbished entrance to Dart Haven Marina.
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Lympstone Manor

Our civil engineering team have been working hard at Lympstone Manor and with the scaffolding coming down around the building, we have completed the wedding venue area along with the Lady’s walk lighting.
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Piling Mat – Lidl Penzance

The team working on the piling mat for the new Lidl store in Penzance.
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Groundworks | Lidl Exeter

We are very pleased with the completed Lidl project, well done to everybody involved.
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Concreting at Imerys plant in Heathfield

We have been back to work at Imerys clay plant in Heathfield, our team of men have been repairing the damaged concrete and laying new concrete in the areas needed. We are pleased to see another project completed with a happy customer.
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External Works and Groundworks | Royal Dart Hotel Refurbishment

We were asked to undertake the external works and groundworks for the refurbishment of the Royal Dart Hotel into flats. Elements of this work included digging out basement floor, renewing foundations, preparing the parking area for tarmacking and renewing the main entrance.
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Manhole Rebuild – Seabrook Wear Barton Road

We are pleased to have started the project at Seabrook and it is all going to plan so far. The existing manhole in place has been rebuilt and the footpath was reopened in time – we are now working on the next manhole for the project.  
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Lidl Exeter

It was time for the big push but Wez and the rest of his team have pulled out all of the stops and completed the job at Lidl in Exeter. Well done to everybody working on the project.  
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Exeter Flood Defense Scheme

The team are busy working with BAM Nuttall in Exeter working on the city’s flood defenses. We will be busy working there for 9 months whilst completing the concrete wall. For more pictures and updates head to our Twitter page: whbond
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Groundworks – Michael Caines

Two-star Michelin chef Michael Caines reveals new plans for the multimillion-.pound country hotel. W H Bond Civil Engineering department are pleased to have been awarded the groundworks package for Michael Caines hotel and restaurant extension at Lympstone, Exmouth. Chris and his team are still on working with the external works, which has now moved to a
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New Steps & Footpath – Downderry Methodist Church

A job that has struggled to get off the ground for years has come to fruition. And don’t the locals just love it! Gary and his team have removed the old loose stone access ramp and steps, which were in a dangerous condition. We have replaced these with Granite steps and a block paved ramp.
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Foundations & Drainage – Lidl Exeter

Tim and his team have started at Lidl in Exeter. Our first task is to install the foundations for the new pharmacy and then on to the 4m deep drainage. Never a dull moment!
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Sea Defense Maintenance | Devon

Hallsands was lost to the sea over 100 years ago and because of this WH Bond are now there maintaining the sea defences. Hallsands is a logistic nightmare as it is too narrow to get lorries in, let alone two 20 ton excavators on low loaders. The Civils team decided the best way forward was
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Extension | Kernow Analytical Technology Lab

On a windswept hill North of Launceston where the cows wander and the sheep run free, we have commenced construction of the Kernow Analytical Technology (KAT) Lab extension. Footings have been dug and concreted, retaining wall erected and backfilled and we now await the steel frame. Still plenty to be done before Christmas. November 2015
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Farm Track – Ethy Barton

This project was to create a new farm track at a property near Lostwithiel. As you can see it got off to a flying start and, as of October 2015, has now been completed.
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Access Road & Cattlegrid – Burscott Farm

July 2015 The job involves the removal of old concrete from up and around the farm house including the installation of new cattle grid and fencing One month on, the old concrete has been removed and new concrete finished. A new cattle grid has been installed and top-soil added to the verges. A happy client and job
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Wind Turbine – Sheers Barton

WH Bond are pleased to announce work has been completed on a fifth turbine for Murex energy. Work began on 13th April and the turbine base was poured on the 30th April. The Wind Turbine was erected on time and to budget and is now operational.
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Wilton Solar Farm Sub Station

The WH Bond Civils department has constructed a DNO sub station at Wilton Solar Farm. This has involved a block work structure with a tanked basement to house the incoming electrical switch gear for Western Power Distribution. The entire solar farm project was successfully connected to the grid on 31st March albeit with two hours
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Wind Turbine – Wilton Farm

WH Bond have completed construction of a fourth turbine for Murex energy at Wilton Farm. The project involved over a kilometre of trackway and cabling along with the construction of a crane base and sub station. Wilton turbine was erected on 17th February 2015.
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Royal William Yard

WH Bond are pleased to have been awarded a £400k project for Urban Splash, to convert the old walled nursery garden of the grade one listed site at the ex royal navy victualling store. The project was designed to be a low impact, sustainable car park. The main circulation areas of the car park were
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Wind Turbine – Fursdon Farm

WH Bond undertook the principal contractor role to construct a new wind turbine at Fursdon Farm with associated 800mtrs of trackway and trenching. This is the third turbine WH Bond have constructed for Murex energy. The turbine was up and running well before the deadline period of 3rd March and is now producing energy.
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Wind Turbine & Roadways- Holsworthy

We are pleased to announce that WH Bond have secured the construction of an additional three wind turbines for Murex energy. WH Bond will be the principal contractor, a role for which we are ideally suited with our extensive in house range of machinery and equipment. WH Bond are principal contractor to construct the 50
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Bake Wind Turbine

The first of a string of wind turbine projects for our client, Murex, is completed. The works included the construction of new tracks & the upgrading of existing tracks totalling 1200 metres, the formation of the crane pad & turning areas, digging of 500 metres of trenching for cables & the excavating & full construction
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Groundworks – Varfell Farm Penzance

WH Bond have completed civil engineering works at Varfell Farm for Winchester Growers. The project involved WH Bond carrying out the groundworks package for Soldi PM. We carried out a bulk muck shift of 6000m3, using our own fleet of excavators and dump trucks and depositing to adjacent fields. We went on to install the
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Chard – Phase Two

The second phase of development in Chard, Somerset is now complete Our £5 million design & build scheme has created a 7000m2 factory facility to accommodate space for engineering, machining, grit blasting & paint booths to manufacture conductor rail. Mezzanine floors host the office areas as well as storage facilities. The scheme has seen a
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Morrisons, Minehead

We have recently been commissioned to undertake the Highways improvements and Rhyne (drainage ditch), realignment works for Morrisons at their Minehead store in Somerset. The work comprises of highways upgrades in and around the store, to allow Somerset County Council to adopt the new store entrance, link road and Rhyne which runs beside the store.
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Kawasaki Precision Machinery, Plymouth

Our brief on this project is to complete the groundworks package for the proposed extensions to the existing factory premises. The extensions on the north and south side of the factory require 3,400m2 of reinforced concrete slab once the initial excavations and sub-base are completed. All associated foul and storm water drainage plus service ducts
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Watergate Bay, Newquay

The creation of a unique and unusual spa facility has now finished  with W H Bond as the Principle Contractor. The £2.2 million project has brought to fruition a desire to create the “ski resort vibe” on the beach whilst embracing the latest in environmentally friendly construction. The project involved demolition, civil engineering and landscaping
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Agricultural Groundworks – Kelly Bray, Cornwall

Our client on this project is currently expanding his free range chicken growing business where all birds are grown to RSPCA Freedom Food Standards. Through 2Sisters Foods the chickens are sold to retailers including Sainsburys, Morrisons and Waitrose. The green field site is all set for the owners vision to be turned into reality and
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Walkway & Steps – Looe, Cornwall

Many unusual one-off jobs come our way and this was one such project. Looe Boat Owners Club, situated in South East Cornwall, required a walkway and steps for ease of re-fuelling and access purposes. These were constructed from steel, oak and concrete and whilst keeping a close eye on the tide our team completed the
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Agricultural Groundworks – Butterwick, Lincoln

We have now completed all of the civil engineering and groundworks to construct the new cold store facilities for this massive vegetable grower and packers site. This month they have laid the final power floated floor slab, built concrete plinths to accommodate the insulated panels, completed the floor drainage, filled in the final section of
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Chard – Phase 1, Somerset

At Chard, in Somerset, we have now completed the £2.5 million Design & Build contract to construct a new rail shop for Brecknell Willis, a company that specialises in the field of electrification/traction for all types of transportation systems including tramways, metros and railways. The 8 month contract included the full design and build of
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