The turnover of Walls Construction in 2022 was €473m, an additional €170m than its 2021 turnover of €303m.
Established over 70 years ago and with a projected turnover of €550m for 2023, Walls Construction is a privately owned company and is one of Ireland’s leading building contractors. It has a proven track record in a diverse range of sectors, including commercial office, data centres, education, healthcare, industrial, large residential schemes, leisure & sport, life sciences, and pharma.
Walls Construction’s history and reputation have been built by undertaking projects that deliver the best outcomes for its stakeholders, clients, design teams, contracting partners, suppliers, and employees. It understands that with every construction project, the key to success is forming strong relationships, providing flexible and value-based solutions, and ensuring its promises are kept.
Within the past year, Walls had several significant achievements, including winning ‘Contractor of the Year 2022’ at the National Property Awards and achieving Investors in Diversity Bronze accreditation.
Walls Graduate Development Programme
Walls Construction is excited about what the coming year has to offer, not only in terms of large projects but also regarding its new Graduate Development Programme, which will be officially starting later this year.
Walls Construction employs over 450 staff, with its construction teams dominated by homegrown talent via the firm’s graduate recruitment and management training programmes. The company continues recruiting across all disciplines, including engineering, quantity surveying, building services and site management.
Notwithstanding the major intake of new personnel over the past five years, the average length of service in Walls is just under 20 years, so employees who are professionally driven to deliver the best for their colleagues and clients are highly experienced in their respective areas of responsibility.
The company’s supply chain consists of partners of long-standing, who in many instances have close personal and professional relationships with management teams, and they are committed to the company ideal of teamwork and, together with Walls’ design team partners, exceeding client expectations.
Walls Construction projects
Walls’ workload breaks down across various sectors in Ireland as follows: Residential, 40%; commercial (new build), 20%; fit-outs, 15%; data centres, life sciences and pharma, 15%; and education, 10%.
Environmental, Social And Governance Principles
Walls has developed an environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy plan up to 2025, which has eight specific goals for sustainability (based on the 17 UN SDGs). These documents are built on much of the work already done through its years of successful certification to standards ISO 14001 and 45001. It will also build on its stated commitment to work sustainably and conscientiously per its clients’ requirements and in association with initiatives such as the Considerate Constructors Scheme, in which all its projects partake.
Its ESG policies are designed to ensure that sustainability and people are at the forefront of its business, and they are reviewed, updated, and communicated to employees, supply chain partners, design teams and clients.
Its focus is on a range of measures, including sustainability and biodiversity enhancement, water protection and conservation, waste and carbon management, and social and governance objectives.
It has never been so vital to embrace the rapidly evolving technological advantages associated with modern methods of construction, and Walls considers these essential for enhancing not just efficiency and productivity but also sustainability and all-round quality.
The Journey to Our Digital Transformation is a document developed to review how the company has progressed with these technologies, particularly regarding BIM programmes, and what future opportunities are available. Not only do these programmes aid in project logistics, but they can also reduce health & safety risks, improve overall quality, and improve delivery timelines. Walls can now quickly and easily gather data on a project in a way that would simply not have been possible previously, resulting in real-time performance feedback.
No 6: Walls Construction Ltd
ADDRESS: Rosemount House, Northern Cross, Malahide Road, Dublin 17.
PHONE: 01 867 3800
LINKEDIN: Walls Construction
KEY EXECUTIVES: Eugene O’Shea, CEO; Adrian Corcoran, COO; Frank Kelly, COO; Willie White, Chief Commercial Officer; Barry Hennessy, Business Development & Marketing Director.
KEY ACTIVITIES: Main Contractor