Nick Building Contactors LTD (NBC Ltd) has over 40 years’ experience within the civil engineering market and has been responsible for transforming the UK infrastructure with the completion of many high profile projects.

We offer expertise in a broad range of sectors including:

  • Water
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Coastal/Marine
  • Highways
  • Airports
  • Rail
  • Education

As a business we focus purely on civil engineering and our priority is to use our own resources to deliver best value projects for our clients. Our principles consist of:

  • Creating excellent working relationships;
  • Listening to our customers;
  • Exceeding our customers’ needs, aspiration and expectations;
  • Delivering projects on time and on budget;
  • Providing flexible procurement and risk minimisation;
  • Being responsible and caring where we consider “Safety First” attitude.

Our business approach has proven very popular with our customers and explains why over 85% of our work is repeat business from extremely satisfied clients.

What We Do

Concrete Solutions

NBC Ltd specialises in building and civil engineering field and is able to offer expertise in concrete solutions. NBC Ltd has built a reputation for engineering superior quality finished products. Services include:

  • PQ Concrete
  • Airport Runways & Taxiway Aprons
  • Concrete Frames & Structures
  • High Specification Concrete
  • Finishing

Excavation & Groundworks

We are able to carefully deliver large scale groundworks in a variety of ways, always assuring the most suitable and safe methods are applied. Services include:

  • Bulk earth-works
  • Site enabling works
  • Foundations
  • Drainage
  • Shafts & Tunnels

Labour Supply

NBC Ltd has a large pool of highly trained and motivated workforce.

It is not only a matter of availability, but also of quality. That is why we select our workforce with the utmost care, taking into consideration not only current market demand, but also candidates’ skills and professionalism.

Our workforce has to undergo continuous professional as well as Health and Safety training. Our rigorous training programme guarantees that our workforce are properly qualified and experienced to take on their responsibilities. We offer a wide range of building and construction specialists who are CSCS, CPCS, NVQ, PTS and NRSWA qualified.

Project Management

NBC Ltd project management and construction industry expertise have proven to be a winning combination for our clients. Our impartial and cost control led project management service ensures accurate, detailed planning and control. Our ability to guide clients through all stages of a construction project ensures that we have the relevant information to make positive decisions quickly, whilst also considering future requirements and reducing risks to further expenditure. Our project management team have successfully delivered extremely efficient projects. Our services include:

  • Construction Management
  • Project Solutions
  • Engineering Services
  • Quantity Surveying/Estimating


NBC Group are proud to supply the labour solutions package to the second largest Highways England Smart Motorway Scheme the M1 J13-16. We work closely with our Costain Galliford Try joint venture clients to ensure that we play an integral part in the successful completion of this scheme on time and on budget. The recent Covid-19 crisis has re-emphasised the total focus on health and safety and we have worked closely with the senior leadership team to support our colleagues in these exceptionally difficult times. 


At NBC Group our expert teams have many years’ experience managing and maintaining water infrastructure projects from working with Clients such as Costain, BTU, CMDP 4D, Eight20 Grant, CIM 6. The complexities and nature of this work includes the need for stakeholder engagement as works within footpaths and highways close to residential properties can be among the intrusive hence a proactive approach is taken. We have been appointed to the AMP7 Capital Delivery Alliance Civils Contractors Framework  for civil engineering works including construction of water/wastewater treatment works and pumping stations, sewer and non-pressurised water pipelines and gravity sewer works. We are also a current partner on Wessex Water’s AMP6 Civils and EMI Capital Delivery Framework.


At NBC Group our expert teams have many years’ experience working with various rail Companies across the UK, including: Kent Multifunctional Framework (MFF) for Network Rail, Reading Station, Crossrail Anglia, Dover and Dover  seawall. 


At NBC Group our expert teams have many years’ experience working at airports across the UK. Naturally, our staff go through stringent security checks in order to work in these sensitive sites. Airports that NBC Group have worked on include: Liverpool,  Manchester, Newcastle, Stanstead, Heathrow and Gatwick. 

Coastal Ports

Our highly experienced specialists tackle bespoke challenges in river and marine environments while protecting precious natural  habitats. Our teams have gained their experience maintaining ports and parts of the coastline of southern England. Our work includes projects with Natural Resources, port operators and harbour authorities, local councils, private customers and the manufacturers of Boats. Projects include The Belvedere  jetty as well as ports such as Felixstowe and Dover. 


NBC Group have supported National Grid’s successful programme of substation expansion, construction and the development of a high voltage transmission network. 

All of our operatives are National Grid trained ‘Persons’, holding Basic Electrical Safety Competence (BESC) for substations and have extensive knowledge of the hazards when working within high risk substation environments. We have been involved in the project over the last 10 years and have completed the following civil works:

  • Construction of ample foundations for transformers, reactors, quad boosters and other High Voltage equipment and services;
  • Infrastructure of piling, retaining walls, roads, drains and ducts;
  • Civil works concerning structural steel, cladding, brick and blockwork;
  • High Voltage cables and troughs;
  • Installation of over-head lines.


We have been providing labour and resources to Crossrail, Europe’s biggest underground construction project and currently to the Thames Tideway Scheme, based in London. The scheme constructs a 25km tunnel underground for the capture, storage and conveyance of the waste and rainwater that gathers in the capital’s Victorian sewers. NBC Group has played an integral part in the successful construction of the 42 km railway tunnel and 14 km of station and interchange tunnels for Crossrail. Our tunnelling operatives have extensive experience and training as a result of our participation in these innovative and challenging projects. We therefore provide a workforce equipped with a broad range of experience with skills for every phase of our client’s project.

NBC Group - UK Project Case Studies

  • M1 J13-16
  • Manchester Airport
  • Liverpool Airport
  • Battersea Power Station
  • Dover Sea Wall Defences
  • Hinckley J23 Park & Ride
  • Hampton WTC
  • Lane End Works
  • Marine Drive
  • Sustainability School
  • TFL London Drilling
  • Brynglas Tunnels
  • RoSPA
  • MFF Rail Framework
  • Anglian Cross Rail

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