In-house Logistical Support

Van Elle delivers full end to end capabilities to the construction industry, thanks to our dedicated in-house services.

From ground investigation and foundation design to construction and testing & monitoring, our 25 specialist ground engineering techniques offer a solution for every ground and access challenge.

In addition, our in-house transport fleet, factories and workshops allow us to manage every project with the care our customers expect.

Van Elle transport fleet

Our central transport hub, in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, has its own dedicated rail line which allows rapid mobilisation for emergency infrastructure projects.

Operating from a central position, with close access to the M1, everything from movement orders of our wholly-owned fleet to associated lift plans are dealt with in-house.

From here we also muster the Van Elle transport fleet to deliver our specialist piling rigs, equipment and materials, to projects up and down the country.

Van Elle precast facilities

Our precast concrete facilities in Kirkby-in-Ashfield and Blantyre enable us to deliver bespoke, quality-assured, design packages of our reinforced concrete piles, Smartfoot beams and bases, for residential, infrastructure and regional construction projects.

Steel fabrication facilities

ScrewFast Foundations, part of the Van Elle Group, manufacture and deliver steel-based foundations from their dedicated factory in Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire.

Their helical piles and steel grillages are regularly used in infrastructure project, within highways, rail, telecommunications and in marine environments.

A weld workshop is currently in development at our Kirkby-in-Ashfield site, where additional steel fabrication will take place soon.

Why Van Elle?

We aim to provide customers with a differentiated and highly professional service, including:

  • Integrated capability – an end-to-end service from ground investigation to the largest types of foundation engineering
  • The UK’s largest fleet of specialist rigs
  • A dedicated team – we deploy a directly employed workforce of more than 400 highly trained operatives
  • Innovation – we invest 10% of our expenditure in developing new techniques and applications
  • Expertise – we provide more than 25 geotechnical, ground improvement and piling techniques across the Group.