Steel Construction Specialists

Clarke Construction Essex Limited (CCEL), based in Essex was founded in 2009 by owner David Marriott, and has since built up a wide portfolio of services and an excellent quality of service to all customers.

David commented, “while our work is mainly steel related structures and architectural projects, we do tend to diversify and we also work as the main contractor on some limited projects.”

CCEL’s wide range of products and services that are available to clients include bespoke design, creative roof design and complex structural & architectural structures. This diversity is possible because the company guarantee high end results in every project which it undertakes, David expanded “our association with structural engineers, draftsmen and specialist factories enable us to provide such diverse services. These range from design and construction of the steel structures through to design and production of bronze railings, stairs and balustrades.”

CCEL site team are specialists in heavy and contract lifting, as well as rigging and the erection of steel structures. The company offers a full construction service as a one stop, and this adaptability has enabled it to add further services to the selection of facilities in which it now specialises. These include steel sculptures, architectural metalworks, and glass systems.

In 2014 & again in 2021 CCEL were employed to handle high value specialist equipment into an existing building, this project required the company to design and install a high weight bearing temporary scaffold loading platform, as well as removing, then replacing external cladding before moving the equipment into the building. This project required logistic coordination and detailed lifting plans in advance, and CCEL successfully facilitated coordinated transport & handling of the equipment, geometric scanning of existing structure to integrate new designed support steel and services.


In September 2012, CCEL undertook one of its most rewarding projects when the company was involved in a venture which gave for the first time electricity and water to a village in Kenya. The village of 3000 people were without both, when two trucks from the UK arrived, and seven days later the lights came on. CCEL remember this event as, “an enormously satisfying moment for the whole team.”

An unusual roof design brought a number of challenges for the main contractor, CCEL were contracted, The roof made up of different coloured tiles on a curved and shaped panel, CCEL designed, built and installed the sub structure for Brighton College in 2015. This task required a full geometric survey of the preceding roof, to which the CCEL detailed and built the sub structure to support the prefabricated tiled sub frame assemblies. As part of the package CCEL designed and manufactured the lifting and handling equipment that allowed this specialist installation to be undertaken for the final roof structure.


CCEL are a company that specialises in diversity, therefore in 2015 it was called upon to facilitate the specialist removal of an important art work “Seizure” by the artist Roger Hiorns from a building in Elephant & Castle. The Art work had to be carefully removed from the inside of an dwelling building requiring strengthening the existing art work structure and then to move it onto a purpose on site constructed transport carriage before being lifted onto a lorry using a 220-tonne crane. It was then removed from its old home to its new home at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Understandably CCEL take Health and Safety very seriously as the company undertakes high end projects with heavy machinery to the fore. CCEL has CHAS certification alongside the necessary accreditation to the requirements of the CDM regulations. This means that clients can engage with the company knowing that the Health and Safety of both customers and the workforce is paramount to the organisation.

CCEL has received many positive reviews from previous clients whose comments include, “I cannot rate Clarke Construction enough, they are professional and go the extra mile,” as well as “thank you so much for your work, it was very reassuring to see the work done so well by a company that knew exactly what it was doing!” Proud to class the end client as its target audience rather than just only builders – this statement justifies the work that it is doing and proves the high quality of customer relationships that have been built.

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