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One Humber Quays, Wellington Street West, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU1 2BN

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Building & Civil Engineering Contractors

Spencer Group are a leader in British Engineering with a vision for creating a greater future. Our projects help connect society, build communities and grow the future prosperity of Great Britain. We are a privately owned, national contractor specialising in Design and Build Civil Engineering, Building, M&E and EC&I services, based in Hull - East Yorkshire.

We have been undertaking capital and maintenance projects ranging in value from £100k to £70m, for blue-chip clients for almost 40 years. Our directly employed workforce, both blue and white collar, means we don’t have to subcontract which avoids fee-on-fee. This ensures our workers have greater commitment towards Health & Safety, Quality, Output and Efficiency

Our in-house permanent and temporary works design department makes us uniquely positioned to be the UK’s leading Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) provider. This enables us to challenge client’s concepts for buildability; safety; cost options and programme efficiency

We have a healthy pipeline of young talent due to our close partnership with Ron Dearing UTC and our focus to engage the highest proportion of apprentices of any construction company in the UK

We place great emphasis, through our dedicated diversity team, in Social Value and engagement with local communities and associated stakeholders on all our projects Read more about us



Spencer Group specialises in the design and build of complex multi-disciplinary engineering projects, working across the UK’s rail network, maintaining suspension and multi-span bridges, providing materials handling and bulk storage solutions and working on power generation facilities.

We work collaboratively with clients, asset owners, maintainers and operators, as well as third party stakeholders, to safely deliver outstanding projects which leave a positive legacy in the local communities in which we work. 

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We work on some of the world’s most prestigious structures providing pioneering solutions ranging from bespoke cable crawlers, enabling safe working over live bridges, to retro-fitted dehumidifiers, prolonging the life of bridges across Europe.

Through our vastly experienced teams of engineers we seek to solve our client’s challenges by developing innovative, bespoke solutions (both static and dynamic), to cater for the nuances of any project.

Our Bridges Services include:

  • Historic Bridges
  • A Frame Replacement
  • Innovative Access Solutions
  • Hanger Replacement & Testing
  • Surveys & Inspections
  • Welding, Blasting and Painting
  • Underdeck Gantry Design & Installation
  • M&E Services
  • Rail Bridges
  • New Structures
  • Repair, Refurbishment & Maintenance


Our Industrial Business covers a wide range of disciplines and industries providing us with an ideal platform from which to transfer knowledge and learning between sectors and to our clients and stakeholders.

We have many distinct qualities which place us in an enviable position amongst our peers. Our in-house design capability means we can engineer the best value-adding solution in parallel with our delivery team so that we automatically incorporate buildability and cost-effectiveness in all our proposals. With the best design solution in the hearts and minds of all our project designers we know we can target the most appropriate and effective engineered solution on behalf of our clients.

Our Industrial Services include:

  • Capital civil engineering & meica projects
  • warehouse / storage structures - concrete / steel
  • nuclear new build & decommissioning
  • biomass & bulk materials handling & storage
  • marine improvements & new-build
  • substations
  • storage facilities - silos & tanks
  • cold stores
  • process facilities
  • power stations
  • cold storage


Our dedicated professional multi-disciplined rail team provide innovative, integrated solutions for our clients, which are delivered to industry-leading safety standards. Our business model enables clients to tap into our turnkey, in-house design and build capability, whilst benefitting from our provision of value-engineered solutions for Property, Civils, Track, Depot and Control Centre projects throughout the UK.

Our award-winning team works collaboratively with a wide range of clients, including Network Rail, Train Operating Companies, Freight Operating Companies, Private Clients, and Government, Local and Regional Authorities. We value the opportunity for early contractor involvement taking projects through their whole lifecycle from feasibility, planning and design, to implementation and maintenance, with experience of working across all GRIP stages.

Our Rail Services include:

  • Infrastructure
  • Stations
  • Platforms
  • Depots
  • Control Centres
  • Bridges
  • AFA & SFA
  • Maintenance
  • Car Parks
  • E&P Services


M&E Services

Our multi-skilled and widely experienced M&E professionals have been at the forefront of key innovative projects for three decades, from major rail maintenance projects and signalling control centre work, to state-of-the-art refurbishments and extensions.

Our designers work in unison with our construction delivery teams, focusing on value engineering and optioneering right from the start. Whether we are delivering stand-alone M&E services as part of an overall construction project (working alongside other client contractors) or we’re combining our in-house design M&E and Civils/Building skills within existing assets, we can cater for any client requirement.

Our M&E Services include:

  • Supply and Distribution (LV & HV)
  • Small Power & Lighting
  • Rail Services (OHLE, Signalling, Power, Telecoms)
  • Ventilation
  • Data Cabling
  • CCTV & Security Systems
  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Rotating Plant
  • Pipework and Pipe-racking
  • Heating and Water System Installations
  • Building Management Systems
  • Gas Services
  • Depot Services (CET, Ad-blue, Oil & Lubricants, Sanding)
  • Maintenance



Spencer Group’s design team are a set of enthusiastic professionals who share the same goal, to deliver a solution to be proud of. The multi-disciplinary team comprising of Civil, Structural, Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical and Building Services work closely together to entwine all aspects of the design solution.

Working in a number of industry sectors, the team is able to pull together the knowledge and learning to allow the depth of the team to be enhanced.

Unlike a traditional consultant, our Design department work hand in hand with the construction team to ensure that the design solution considers, safety, buildability and cost effectiveness in all of our proposals.

With direct access to the client we are able to understand and target the most appropriate and effective solution on their behalf.

Our Design Services include:

  • Conceptual Design
  • Front End Engineering Design (FEED)
  • Detail Design
  • Temporary Works
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)





Engineering bespoke and extraordinary projects across the world is our passion. Wherever there is a challenge we find a solution. From designing and building the largest privately fundedpower station of its type in the UK, to being a global leader in suspension bridges or defying the laws of rail logistics. We approach every project with vision and determination.

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