Step into the Blue

We operate under three core values: Life and Health, Trust and Responsibility

We work to consistently design, plan, and safely deliver excellence in ground engineering solutions, matching the needs of today whilst always considering its impact on the wider world and tomorrow.

Living by core values of Life & Health, Trust, and Responsibility, Aarsleff creates value for all its stakeholders, allowing it to become a leading ground engineering contractor in the UK.

Step into the Blue – Our Culture

We live by the ethos that culture eats core values for breakfast, which is why we’ve designed ‘Step into the Blue’ as the framework for our company’s day to day lives. Our model is to increase employee freedom as we grow, rather than limit it, to continue to attract and nourish effective people, so we all have a better chance of long-term continued success. Results matter more than where we produce them.

Core Values

We operate under three core values, derived from our origins in Denmark in 1947, founded by Danish engineer Per Aarsleff. Though Per is no longer with us, his values live on today. It is by these values that we recruit and reward the best talent in the industry, what we refer to as ‘the blue in you’.

Life and Health:

  • We know that safety begins and ends with each Aarsleff employee.
  • We understand that speaking up is a vital behaviour and everyone has the obligation to stop work if they believe it is not safe.
  • We believe that safety is not on par with productivity; rather it is an ethic that guides everything our employees do.
  • We empower our employees in a work environment that is conducive to creating the optimal work/ life balance.


  • We pride ourselves on providing complete visibility into the successes, and sometimes failures, of our business.
  • We share openly and are remarkably transparent in all our dealings.
  • We make uncommon levels of information available to everyone in the company.
  • We build positive, long-term relationships with our clients, partners, suppliers, and colleagues that are built on trust, respect, and collaboration.


  • We know that it is our responsibility to embrace new ways of working and improve on what we do.
  • We take ownership of our ideas and run with them.
  • We give each other feedback, about what we do well, and where we can improve. This is a collective responsibility.

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For more information about Aarsleff Ground Engineering or to send in your enquiry,
call 01636 611140 and speak to an expert member of our team today.

A leading UK ground engineering specialist, focusing on multi-discipline excellence and value engineering. We design and deliver some of the UK’s largest ground engineering projects.

Our vision is to bring confidence to those constructing the landscape of tomorrow .

1947. Central Jutland, Denmark. Per Aarsleff borrowed 10,000 Danish Kroner from his father’s life insurance, bought an excavator, and founded Northern Europe’s leading contracting company.

Our biggest asset, our team is composed of the leading experts in ground engineering. Working with collaboration and cohesion at the core of our business, we can guarantee a quick and founded answer to all your questions.

We recruit and reward our people based on our ‘Step into the Blue’ company culture, where we embrace the core values of Life and Health, Trust, and Responsibility.

We do everything to ensure our team and yours work safely on our sites. With our core value of Life & Health, we see safety as a cultural pillar.

Our ISO accreditations are an assurance to you that we take governance seriously. Read our policies to discover more.

The projects that keep society running. Bridges, buildings, transit and rail facilities, embankment support, marine and offshore facilities, mines, airports, and water projects.

Keeping things turning. Sewage Treatment Works, Waste Water Treatment Works, Wind Farms and Wind Turbines, Biomass Plants, and Power stations.

Meeting society’s needs. Nursing and care homes, MOD buildings, Schools and Universities, and small or large-sized residential developments.

Staying on the move. Remediation, bridges, and foundation work are integral to keeping the industry running smoothly.

The landscape of the marketplace. Mega-retail sheds, distribution warehouses, University accommodation, and major supermarket and household name units.

Keeping things afloat. Ports and harbours, coastal defences, river embankments and inland waterways.

Technically trained estimators and a dedicated, in-house design team means we consider value-engineering at every stage of your project.

More than just a model, Visual Design & Construction is a tool to encourage collaboration and improve quality across all facets of a scheme.

From large commercial sheds to small residential plots, piling could be the foundation solution you need to support your project.

Issues around collapse, slipping or erosion? Our experts in retaining solutions have a broad portfolio of techniques designed to fix even the most nuanced of sites.

Tricky ground conditions or requirements? Aarsleff’s ground engineering team work on stabilisation through a varied range of techniques, bespoke to the properties of your site ground.

Our plant workshop offers a range of services designed to ensure your plant works for you. Whether it’s manufacturing and fabrication of equipment for long-term needs or hire so you can complete something specific.