We specialise in providing robust construction and management services for sensitive national security projects.

Our dedicated teams are equipped with the specialised skills and clearances needed to meet the rigorous demands of securing the nation's infrastructure.

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Experience where it counts

Shanco provides comprehensive groundworks solutions, tailored to support the unique requirements of the Ministry of Justice and national security projects.
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Prison Projects


Successfully completed eight major prison construction projects.
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Pre-cleared Operatives


Twenty-seven operatives pre-cleared for high-security environments.
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Strategic Alliance Partners


Partnered with three strategic government appliance providers.
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Years Experience


Five years of dedicated experience in national security.

Adapted for MOJ requirements

Explore Shanco’s tailored groundworks solutions that ensure security, efficiency, and precision in prison and national security environments.

Case Studies

Read our in depth case studies to learn about the challenges we have faced and projects that we have delivered in high security, complex environments.

Discover the range of Shanco's services

Browse through the list of our most common services.
  • Shanco Services - Bulk Earthworks
  • Shanco Services – Site Remediation
  • Shanco Services – Excavation Works
  • Shanco Services - Foundations
  • Shanco Services – Drainage Systems
  • Shanco Services – Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • Shanco Services – Utility Services
  • Shanco Services – Damp & Gas Barriers
  • Shanco Services – Hard Landscaping
  • Shanco Services – Section 278 Works
  • Shanco Services – Underground Basements
  • Shanco Services – Precast Beams
  • Shanco Services – Large Concrete Slabs
  • Shanco Services – Service Yards
  • Shanco Services – Machine Plinths
  • Shanco Services – Retaining Walls
  • Shanco Services – Concrete Ramps
  • Shanco Services – Planning and Compliance
  • Shanco Services – Environment Operations
  • Shanco Services – Customer Service
  • Shanco Services – Project Management
  • Shanco Services – Project Budgeting
  • Shanco Services – Programme Management

Consistency across the nation

Unlike many groundworks contractors, Shanco offers a nationwide service as standard. Ensuring delivery standards and programme management are always on point.

Exceeding Expectations in High-Security Environments

  • Dale Green, Project Manager

    This is my second time working with Shanco. As this is a live prison, it’s taken a momentous effort to organise staff bookings and deliveries, and a good team effort has been achieved due to their positive attitude. Access/clearance has been a challenge, and the coordination of deliveries by Shanco has been fantastic. This has been such a crucial part of the running of the site, it has made my job far easier. 

    The relationship with security and the OSGs is also very crucial, Shanco has adhered to the policies and has also helped tremendously in this regard. Their QA and HSE procedures are well documented and have been complimented on by our relevant departments.

    We have faced many challenges together as a team, their proactive approach has been of great assistance, and the project is ahead of programme thanks to them. I would certainly recommend Shanco for any future projects in the MoJ department, or any other site projects.

    Dale Green, Project Manager
    HMP in Northern England
  • Dale Green, Project Manager

    This is my second time working with Shanco. As this is a live prison, it’s taken a momentous effort to organise staff bookings and deliveries, and a good team effort has been achieved due to their positive attitude. Access/clearance has been a challenge, and the coordination of deliveries by Shanco has been fantastic. This has been such a crucial part of the running of the site, it has made my job far easier. 

    The relationship with security and the OSGs is also very crucial, Shanco has adhered to the policies and has also helped tremendously in this regard. Their QA and HSE procedures are well documented and have been complimented on by our relevant departments.

    We have faced many challenges together as a team, their proactive approach has been of great assistance, and the project is ahead of programme thanks to them. I would certainly recommend Shanco for any future projects in the MoJ department, or any other site projects.

    Dale Green, Project Manager
    HMP in Northern England

Transparency forges the strongest partnership

Take a look through the questions most asked by our customers. And real the full, honest answers with in depth explanations and relevant context.

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Our professional and down to earth team will be able to answer any questions that you have about us. If you prefer to discover a little more about Shanco beforehand, you can try our resource centre, which includes: Customer Questions, Case Studies, Our Blog and News Articles articles.