About Us


Estuary Plant was formed in 2003 by the Directors who had gained many years experience working for multi-national blue chip companies.

At Estuary Plant we believe in forming good working relationships with Clients to ensure a mutually successful project.

Originally based in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, the Company operates throughout the South East of England, but have worked nationally with regular contractors.

In September 2008 Estuary Plant moved to a new site and offices in Ashingdon, Essex.

Estuary Plant specialises in all aspects of Civil Engineering, Groundworks and Soft and Hard Landscaping.

Meet the team

Alan Wilson

Managing Director

Alan Wilson joined John Laing Construction in 1981. He was involved in many prestigious civil engineering projects, such as construction of the M25, the Sizewell B Power Station and numerous other construction projects ranging from shopping centres to housing projects.

He remained in main contracting until 1991, when he joined a regional civil engineering company based in Colchester, Essex.  There he was involved in the senior management of the company, was responsible for overseeing a range of projects varying in size and type from sea defense, commercial, industrial and housing projects.

Alan formed Estuary Group in 2000 and has driven and developed the growth of the company from its conception to its current £4M turnover.

He has 34 years experience in the Civil Engineering/Groundworks industry.

Brian Bilby

Construction Director

Brian Bilby joined Galliford Try in 1994 as a Junior Site Engineer and was involved in numerous construction projects. He moved rapidly up the career ladder attaining the position of Project Engineer in 1999.

Soon after he joined Alan at the same regional civil engineering company and when Alan founded the Estuary Group in 2000 he was soon invited to join them.

Brian was promoted to Contracts Manager and also became a partner in the company in 2003. His promotion to Construction Director in 2007 is where he remains and has responsibility for all the construction aspects of the company.