Operating from a network of offices based throughout the East of England, we provide design, sustainable, partnered construction and project management services for private and public sector clients on projects ranging from £50 to over £50 million. Drawing on extensive in-house expertise, R G Carter is uniquely able to support the entire building process through a single point-of-contact, designing, engineering, constructing and fitting out all types of buildings in sectors such as retail, distribution, commercial, industrial and leisure.

We offer a comprehensive service for major works through our project management arm. Feasibility studies, alternative ideas, budget options are all part of the package, where dedicated teams co-ordinate what is often a complex range of disciplines (including liaison with statutory and planning authorities) to ease the burden on clients.


We have a broad engineering capability that encompasses many specialist ground and civil engineering activities. Operating from purpose-built facilities, we provide site investigation, design, piling and construction services for many repeat business clients. Working across the UK, we can offer each service individually, but many clients benefit from utilising our complete engineering solution as a ‘one-stop shop’.

We place client aspirations and values at the heart of our operations and have developed many long-term relationships where our engineering expertise is used to deliver practical and efficient solutions.

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Through Carter Design Group (CDG), we are able offer architectural, structural and civil engineering design services at any stage of your project. The scope of our involvement varies according to each client’s requirements but can be tailored to include concept design, feasibility and planning works, construction technical support and design coordination. The engineering team at CDG have particular expertise in critical elements such as foundations, drainage and external/ temporary works and can cover structural, civil and geotechnical disciplines.

CDG also supports our construction teams in the delivery of projects utilising BIM. Among a select number of companies to have achieved BS1192 certification (BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification). We have tried and tested BIM capabilities (Building Information Modelling) demonstrated through our work with clients including Waitrose, Whitbread and University of Cambridge with whom we are delivering projects at BIM Level 2. This has allowed us to provide a collaborative delivery mechanism which incorporates the entire project life cycle.


We create high quality places where people choose to live. On each project, from affordable housing schemes to exclusive bespoke private developments, we work closely with our customers to deliver their needs, and provide the very best homes for people to enjoy.

Working for local authority, housing associations and developers, we have delivered across a number of housing frameworks in the Eastern region, including the development of affordable and open market sale homes. Through continued investment in upskilling for our workforce and supply chain, we have also built our reputation as one of the UK’s leading Passivhaus homebuilders, which is at the forefront of sustainable housing design.


Our ability to draw on the experience and expertise of the wider R G Carter group of companies, means that our Building Division can offer a personal approach that is built around your needs without restriction on value or construction type. Our flexible approach allows us to efficiently and effectively deliver projects that comprise new‑build construction, restoration, refurbishment, planned maintenance, responsive repairs, or a combination of the above and to do so across the full range of sectors.

Throughout our ninety‑year history we have grown our business by listening to our customers and responding to their needs. Nowhere is this truer than within our Building Division, where our approach to project delivery makes us able to offer a flexible, quality service that is tailored to the requirements of your project.

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