About Us

Walker Construction (UK) Ltd

We are a multi-disciplined construction and civil engineering company operating throughout the UK.

Formed in 1964, we are a thriving, successful company with a track record of nearly 60 years’ industry experience, including more than 40 years as a rail industry contractor. Attributing our success to demonstrable experience and proven expertise; a strong desire to work closely with our customers and an exceptional working relationship with employees.

To ensure a high level of operational focus, the company is centred around three operating divisions – Rail, Building and Civil Engineering – which, despite their autonomy, often work together. We are active across the built environment and have undertaken projects for clients in the rail and rail infrastructure sector; for local authority, water and highway departments; for the Ministry of Defence; for healthcare and education clients and for housing and commercial building developers.

Head Office for us is based in Ashford, Kent, with geographic presence strengthened through area offices located in Verney Junction, Buckinghamshire, and Folkestone, Kent.

Much of the company’s success can be attributed to an exceptional working relationship with, and amongst, our employees. Our guiding philosophy is to actively encourage and reward working together as a team; internal relationships stimulating collaboration throughout the core business teams.

To maintain the high standards for which we are recognised and to provide clients with a ‘seamless service’, we have evolved into a largely self-sufficient business, preferring to deliver projects using in-house resources whenever possible.  Self-sufficiency also helps us to successfully adapt to the constantly changing environment in which we work.

Accreditation demonstrates the company’s capabilities to deliver successful projects and underpin our fundamental operating principles.  The company has gained accreditation against ISO 9001; Construction Line Gold; ISO 14001; Link-Up; NR Principle Contractors Licence; CHAS; and Archilles Building Confidence.

Founded on 9 September 1964 in Edmonton, North London, by brothers Hector, Stephen and Raymond Walker, the business, then known as 'Walker Bros' initially specialised in local authority paving contracts. By 1970 the company had relocated to Folkestone, Kent, taking advantage of the area’s growing prosperity and expanding our operations to cover structural construction work, highways and drainage.

Over the next two decades we consolidated our position by undertaking civil engineering and public works contracts for both local and central government and, during the 1980s, civil engineering contracts for British Rail.

 

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