About Cementation Skanska

Cementation Skanska is an internationally recognised specialist piling and ground engineering subcontractor. We provide first class solutions, and work for a wide and varied range of clients. We have an outstanding record of working across all market sectors, and developing industry leading techniques and innovations.

Our history in brief

Cementation Skanska’s proud history reaches back over 100 years. Our founder, Albert Francois, was a Belgian engineer working in the Doncaster area. Our first contracts were carried out at Thorne Colliery in 1910.

By the early 1930s, we had expanded into the civil engineering construction sector. Our resources and innovative techniques were called upon to help the Allied Forces during World War II.

During the 1940s and 1950s, we established global links and changed direction, as piling and ground engineering overtook traditional construction work. This was a period of significant innovation in foundation engineering. We became part of Skanska in 2001.

Cementation Skanska has worked on countless landmark projects throughout our history. These include: the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, Crossrail, The lwall Viaduct, Amsterdam Metro and many iconic London skyline towers. We’ve also been involved in networks of vital smaller projects, including the London Underground.

With such a long history, we often find ourselves working on development sites where we encounter piles installed long ago by a previous Cementation Skanska generation. The depth of knowledge this provides places us at the forefront of the drive to re-use piles, wherever possible.

Patents, trademarks and published papers

We’re also at the forefront of research and innovation. We maintain an extensive list of patents and trademarks. Our products have influenced the whole of the piling and foundation industry.

We believe our team of experienced professionals is well placed to continue to keep Cementation Skanska at the centre of the latest technological developments.

We regularly publish papers and present at conferences to share our expertise for the benefit of our customers. Should you wish to view any please contact us.


We’re accredited by the following recognised industry bodies:

  • Achilles Link Up Qualification Scheme (Registered)
  • Achillies Certificate
  • AGS Membership
  • BDA Membership
  • CSCS Certificate of Commitment
  • DFI Member
  • FPS Membership
  • IIP Certificate of Recognition
  • Lloyds Certificate of Approval (ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001)
  • SMAS Worksafe Certificate
  • ROSPA Certification
Last updated: 23/01/2017