About Us

Marlborough Highways

About us

Marlborough is an established, independent and dynamic civil engineering company with over 25 years of industry experience and expertise in public realm, regeneration and infrastructure projects.
We’ve built our business around your needs and offer you a complete full-service solution for surfacing, highway maintenance, road marking, traffic management, street lighting and infrastructure projects.

Our people work with Councils, Local Authorities and contractors, both in our offices and at co-locations in London, Essex, Cambridgeshire and the South East.

We deliver pioneering multi-million-pound trials and rollouts for large programmes and phased schemes as well as smaller one-off projects.

We have a 25-year track record of consistently excellent client satisfaction scores for providing end-to-end solutions. This is testament to our core values - to provide clients with more personal client relationships and better customer care.
Marlborough Highways

Our Vision

The people that people want to work with.
Marlborough Highways

Our Values

Professional: we work to maintain our excellent track record, and continue to develop our industry leading expertise.

Supportive: we foster an environment of collaboration, empowerment, and a culture of shared success
Marlborough Highways

Our History

1992

Marlborough was founded in 1992 by John Woolf, our chairman, who wanted to provide more personal client relationships and better customer care.

2001

In 2001, McDonald was formed to provide street lighting and highways maintenance services across Essex. Over the following two decades the Marlborough and McDonald businesses worked tirelessly to build capabilities and offer complete in-house service.

2007

By 2007, our workforce had increased ten-fold, we had pioneered inhouse training and won our first Investors in People Award.

2008

In 2008, we secured a £10.5 million contract for infrastructure work in East London and a few years later became Essex County Councils biggest tier 1 supply chain partner.

2013

In 2013, Marlborough and McDonalds aligned their business processes to provide integrated expertise and in 2015 consolidated to become Marlborough McDonald.

2015-2017

Between 2015-2017 we won £70 million contract with Southend-on-Sea and re-won all our original term contracts. We also secured a number of new long-term contracts in London and the South.

2018

We opened our brand-new headquarters in Chelmsford, Essex, investing £4 million. The custom-built premises took just over 12 months to complete.

2018

We were awarded Investors in People Silver in 2018 demonstrating our commitment to high performance through good people management.

2020

Our core services include road surfacing, reactive maintenance, highway maintenance, highway engineering, surface treatments, winter maintenance, bridge installation, structure maintenance, cliff stabilisation, gully cleansing, traffic management, street lighting, emergency calls outs, road marking, and urban redevelopment.

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