About CPR

Company Overview

CPR are a Resurfacing and Civil Engineering Contractor with over 30 years' service in both the construction and rail sectors. The company have continually invested in their health and safety accreditations, employee capabilities, plant, transport and safety management systems in order to fulfill contracts at both primary and sub-contractor status from their depot is based in West Dunbartonshire, Central Scotland.

Company Milestones

  • 2022 - Company expanded into new location at Overburn Avenue in Dumbarton. 
  • 2021 - Sister company CPR Precast Concrete Products Ltd launched in October
  • 2021 - Rail Systems Alliance Scotland award CPR Civil Engineering Framework supplier for Scotland Route for 5 years
  • 2021 - Network Rail award CPR Tier 1 Framework for Scotland Route Surfacing for 5 years
  • 2021 - CPR transition to Safety Management Systems 45001:2018 standard
  • 2020 - Amey award CPR Civils packages for construction of substation at New Deer (SSE)
  • 2020 - Major contract on behalf of Rail Systems Alliance Scotland to develop and construct three MDU compounds at Carstair Junction
  • 2019 - West Dunbartonshire Business Awards - Best Family Business and Best Performing Business (+25 employees)
  • 2019 - CPR's largest single project to date completed - surfacing 23 car parks across Scotland on behalf of Abellio ScotRail
  • 2019 - Awarded 5 stars for RISQS Audit
  • 2019 - Footpaths Maintenance Framework provider for North Lanarkshire Council
  • 2018 - Roads Maintenance Framework provider for East Ayrshire Council Roads Alliance and South Lanarkshire Council
  • 2018 - Winner for Best Family Business at the Herald's National Business Awards
  • 2018 - Platform extensions at 8 stations for new Class 385 trains and 5 stations for the Class 397
  • 2018 - Winner of Best Family Business and Finalist for Excellence in People Development Award 2018
  • 2018 - Gold sponsor of Vale of Leven 10K and continued sponsorship of Renton Craigandro Football Club and Lomond & Clyde Pipe Band
  • 2017 - Office extension and improvement works to Millburn Roads Depot in West Dunbarton
  • 2017 - CPR's largest single project contract to date for full road construction at Millerhill Electric Train Depot
  • 2017 - Approved Sub Contractor for hub West Scotland
  • 2016 - National Framework contract supplier of resurfacing services for East Coast Main Line for Network Rail
  • 2016 - Resurfacing subcontractor for all 7 platforms for historic EGIP £72M programme at Queen St Station
  • 2015 - Senior Planning and Site Management accreditations gained for CPR staff
  • 2015 - Environmental Management System accreditation ISO14001:2004 and 18001:2007 achieved
  • 2014 - CPR Civil Engineering Division replaces CPR Paving
  • 2013 - CPR win Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 resurfacing contract
  • 2012 - National Framework contract supplier for resurfacing services for Scotland for Network Rail
  • 2014 - COSS accreditation for specialist rail division staff
  • 2011 - Extension to office building and large scale recruitment drive for Milburn Roads Depot
  • 2010 - Management System accreditation ISO9001:2008 achieved
  • 2008 - CHAS and Constructionline accreditation achieved


With excellent access to the M8, M74 and M9, from the Millburn Roads Depot in West Dunbartonshire, response time for works in the Central Trunk area is approx. 40 mins – 1 hour, and to North or South of Scotland a maximum of 5 hours.

Operative Licence

CPR's Operative Licence delivers a fleet of well maintained plant and vehicles to client sites 24/7 365 days per year and On-Call service with no limitations on travelling throughout Scotland. 70% of CPR's dedicated reactive staff live within a 1-mile radius of our 3-acre, 24/7 premises, allowing for quick access to plant/materials that are around-the-clock prepared for operation by the Yard Management Team.

Planning Systems

The company work to a 'Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail' ethos and that a well-planned job will warrant efficient use of resources and a safer environment.  CPR's Safe System of Work Planners input worksites on the Weekly Operating Notice. They consider possession availability, resources, material availability etc. to ensure that when the works commence the opportunities of working safely within the planned allocation are maximised. Arrangements are customised to suit a 24/7, 365 days operation. Essential 25kV AC Isolations are arranged weeks in advance in order to ensure the limits of the worksite protect clients and suppliers. Detailed site meetings and conference calls are held in order to ensure access is safely optimised. Safe System of Work Planning Schedule Example:

  • Arrange planning for line blockages possession and associate SSOW
  • Submit line blockage applications through GZAC planning procedure
  • Input line blockages and worksite applications in the possession Planning System PPS
  • Site visits
  • AC Isolations
  • Possession Plans / Possession tracker
  • T5 and T10 Conference Calls
  • Comprehensive track access & SSOW packs for safety critical staff

A copy of CPR's Integrated Management System, including Environmental, Safety and Quality Policies, can be found here


Awards and Certifications

Construction Accreditations
  • CHAS
  • Constructionline
Management Systems
  • BS EN ISO9001:2008
Environmental Management Systems
  • Bs EN ISO14001:2004
Health & Safety
  • BS EN ISO 45001:2018

Employee Certifications

  • CSCS
  • Controller of Site Safety (COSS)
  • Abrasive Wheels
  • Engineering Supervisor CAT & Genny Training
  • Protection Controller
  • Manual Handling
  • Individual Working Alone
  • Dumper Training Excavator Training
  • Tele-hander
  • First Aid
  • Vehicle Banksman
  • CITB
  • Engineering Supervisor
  • Site Warden
  • PTS and ICI
  • Safe System of Work (SSOW) Planner
  • Planning and Delivering Safe Work (PDSW) Planner/Issuer
  • Planning and Delivering Safe Work (PDSW) Authorising Authority

HR and Employment

CPR engage the services of Ellis Whittan for their HR and Employment Law services.

Ellis Whittam

Training and Investment

CPR have a continuous programme of training and development for our people and capital investment into the business.

Current staff development programmes include;

  • Modern Apprenticeship in Construction Plant and Machinery Maintenance
  • NC Civil Engineering
  • PTS training
  • Current capital investment includes a full refurbishment of the Millburn Road Depot.

    Recent plant investments.

  • Bitelli Paver BB 670
  • Conrete Mixer
  • Hydro Mix and Sami Bathching Plant
  • Road Lining Lorry
  • Asphalt Paver
  • Daf Hiab
  • Izuzu Grafter (Flatbed)
  • Large Tipper
  • Variety of small vehicles