“Skyfall Energy are the Principal Engineers acting for Simec Power One Ltd on the design, installation and operation of a series of Bio Fuelled Generating Stations.
Cole Groundworks Contracts Ltd have been involved with 2 of a series of 12 installations that are directly providing the clients industrial holdings with renewable electricity and heat.
The value of the contracts that Conor Cole and his team have been involved with is circa £5m and it has been delivered on time and in budget.
My experience of the whole CGC team has been a very positive one, Conor Cole in particular has gone well above and beyond what one might normally expect of a contractor to get the job done.
I have worked in construction for a long time, working on some internationally recognised projects, including Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London and I wish that all contractors had Conor Cole’s ability to deliver quality with speed of delivery in such a cheerful fashion.
I am sure that Skyfall Energy will now develop a long-term working relationship with Cole Groundworks Contracts and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone seeking a competent contractor with the ability to deliver complex construction projects in a timely and cost effective way.”

Giles Frampton, Managing Director, Skyfall Energy Ltd

“The site is a new school in Edinburgh with a value of £35m. The site is quite challenging in terms of the access and space in which to progress the contract.
This is my first experience working with Coles and I have to say they are a pleasure to work with. Not only are they producing very high quality work but they are very flexible and have taken on a lot of extra work, external to the site, at short notice and at weekends.
I would have no hesitation using Coles on further contracts or recommending Conor and his team to anyone.”

Mark Turley, Site manager for OHMG at Boroughmuir High School.

“Surface: 4,400m2: Fountain feature, different type of granite/paving. Drainage trenches/piping. Manholes. Block wall. Attenuation tank.
Contract Value: Circa £600k. Job delivered on time.
Coles are a hard working team and are also available to help with the knowledge to sort out any issues.
They will be appointed on my next site.”

Fabien Roca, Civil Works Manager, Bouygues UK

Project: Willowfield Humanities College. Located in Walthamstow, London.
Willowfield Humanities college is new build school in Walthamstow that opened in September 2015. The school is a new home for 900 pupils who will be able to enjoy 12,000m2 of external areas including a MUGA pitch, large grass fields with external playing areas, a pond for educational purposes and a playing ground made of tarmac and paving. The teachers will enjoy outdoor parking spaces and soft landscapes areas with a very diversified range of plants.
Value: £25m, Contract Coles: £308,000
General impression of the job:
After the failing of the contracted subcontractor on the project, Conor Cole suggested to complete the works. Not only did Cole complete the job but Cole caught up the delay generated by the liquidation of the initial subcontractor.
I believe it is the teamwork, the good spirit and most of all the high competency of Cole’s teams that led our project to a successful handover, on time and exceeding the quality standards set by our client.
The client was particularly happy about the exceptional quality of the Tobermore paving installed by Cole Groundworks.
Project: Ebury Bridge Centre located in Westminster, Central London.
The Ebury Bridge Centre is located in central London and has a lot of logistical constraints being next to the rail line going to Victoria station.
Bouygues UK is building a new school for 550 pupils (GIA over 5,000m2) and a 10 storey block comprising 47 residential flats and a car park basement. The footprint of the building occupies 95% of the surface of the building site making access and egress a challenge. 5,500m3 of soil have been excavated and 260 piles installed. 120lm of sheet-piling have been installed on the boundary line with network rail.
Value: £36m, Contract Coles: £500,000
General impression of the job: Given the strong logistic constraints it seemed obvious to us that Cole Groundworks was awarded the groundworks and the drainage contract. Indeed, their incredible performance on Willowfield Humanities college and Queen Mary University, plus the flexibility and the good relationship we have with Conor Cole, led us to conclude that Cole Groundworks was the perfect subcontractor for the job.
We made the right choice as Cole Groundworks delivered the expected results on time and by respecting all the constraints linked to the tightness of the site.
Cole Groundworks excavated over 500m2 of non hazardous soil, installed 120lm of sheet piling next to the network rail boundary line, 6m away from very sensitive signalling equipment.
Without the flexibility and the hard work of Cole Groundworks, we believe that we would currently be behind schedule.

Hannes Peeters, Site Manager, Bouygues UK

“At ITS we have been delivering Health and Safety training for Cole Groundwork Contracts since Autumn 2016.
We have met and communicated with Conor Cole on numerous occasions over this period, providing with difficult logistics in a live university campus and high specification concrete block and natural stone paving.
Cole Groundworks are very professional and adaptable to site constraints, always performing to their maximum to give client satisfaction.
I would highly recommend Cole Groundworks for the excellent quality of finished product and their adaptability to satisfy the client.
Colette Toman,   
Conor and his team did a great job with the groundworks at Enfield Joint Services Centre.
They worked hard to get the project over the line whilst dealing with site restrictions such as protected trees and a very confined site with busy roads on two sides and residential properties on the other two sides of the site boundary.”

Tim Reid, Project Manager, Graham Construction

“Project: Carlingford car ferry. Slip and berth Greenore and Greencastle. €10m. Ongoing – scheduled to complete July 2017.
Cole Construction have been on hand throughout this project. As with any marine project there are challenges sound advice on the training that is required for Cole Groundwork Contracts employees.
To date we have delivered NRSWA unit 1, CABIW Medium Risk Confined Spaces, Site Safety Plus SSSTS, Site Safety Plus SMSTS and NVQ Plant training.
The training has been carried out to the highest of standards by highly skilled and competent trainers and assessors.
We are currently working on Cole Groundworks training matrix and in the process of scheduling further training for the coming 6 months.”

Steven Heaney, Construction Manager, L&M Keating


“£700,000 Groundworks and Hard Landscaping package involving complex drainage and underground services every day and the ability to take leadership, provide solutions and execute items of work on time and to a very high standard has been displayed throughout by Conor and his team.
This is the first time L&M Keating have worked with Cole Construction and we look forward to a long relationship on future projects.”

Chris Winters, Site Manager, Bouygues UK

“Cole Groundwork Contracts acted as the principle contractor to build and manage the construction of two power generating stations for the SIMEC Group totalling 36 Megawatts of power.
They took responsibility for the two construction phase plans of the project and over saw the successful completion of them on time and to budget.
The bio liquid generating stations were connected to Liberty Steel Dalzell, and the British Aluminium site to provide embedded green energy to the plants.
Their team has managed and conducted the works with huge amounts of dedication, and while unfamiliar with the nuances of power plants they enabled the works without any hiccups and managed the multi skilled teams that worked on the projects
We would have no hesitation in recommending this company. Their solid teams lead by Conor are fantastic to work with.”

Magnus Hammick, Chief Innovation Officer, SIMEC Group