Costain at a glance

Costain is recognised as one of the UK’s leading smart infrastructure solutions companies.


In Liverpool in 1865 by Richard Costain


London Stock Exchange




£1.7 billion reported revenues for the financial year ended 31 December 2017


Consultancy, complex delivery, technology, asset optimisation


Rail, Highways, Power, Water, Nuclear, Oil & Gas


  • Fulfilling a lead role in developing Next Generation Carbon Capture Technology capable of reducing CO2 emissions by 95%
  • Eight years without a reportable lost time accident whilst delivering Welsh Water’s Asset Management Period [AMP] 4 and 5 Capital Programmes
  • As part of the ABC joint venture won several track electrification contracts, a significant breakthrough into a new sector of the rail industry
  • £20m support secured from the Department of Environment and Climate Change for finding novel solutions to reduce the cost of Carbon Capture and storage
  • Built and commissioned the nuclear processing facility at Magnox’s Bradwell site for the dissolution of historic nuclear waste – the first of its kind
  • In collaboration with Business in the Community, launched the first ‘Big Infrastructure Conversation’, bringing together some of industry’s top names to tackle youth unemployment
  • Has the only third-party accredited behavioural safety programme in the UK


Our purpose

What we do