Our People

Meet the Walsh team

Ian Welsh – Managing Director

Ian has been a key part in making Walsh the company it is today. As the Director with overall responsibility for technical matters and resources, his drive, ambition and depth of knowledge has helped grow the business and move us forward since he joined in 1997. Furthermore, he is able to offer this focus and determination to clients and colleagues in his role as a project director. With strong expertise and experience in structures across all sectors, he takes responsibility for the checking and monitoring of projects from conception to completion. Ian is also our Director of resources and training. In this role he is able to help mould the next generation of engineers, supporting them through their chartership exams and sharing his comprehensive knowledge in almost every department.

Clients appreciate the confidence that Ian instils in them, knowing he is an accomplished and responsible leader they can trust. He is extremely dedicated to his projects and is relentless in his pursuit of excellence, doing his utmost to offer the best solutions and ideas to clients. Those who work with him praise his helpful attitude, which ensures problems are avoided and needs are always met.

Amongst the many impressive projects that Ian has worked on is the Bankside development. This scheme was technically challenging and particularly interested Ian as it introduced new forms of construction. Ever the adaptable and versatile expert, Ian was able to apply his technical understanding to this new area seamlessly and with confidence.

“Engineering should be simple. If a structure is easy to design, it’s easy to build.”


  • Joined Walsh: 1997
  • Qualifications: BEng(Hons), CEng, MIStructE
  • Memberships: IStructE


Ian Welsh – Managing Director Projects

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield UK headquarters

This office development formed part of Walsh’s commission to design the extension to Westfield London in Shepherds Bush London. During construction...

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Wesfield London Phase 2 Extension

Westfield London is now the largest shopping centre in Europe. Walsh was proud to deliver its eagerly anticipated Phase 2 Extension, providing an...

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Embassy Gardens – Commercial


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Westfield Stratford, M7

Westfield Stratford is one of London’s busiest shopping destinations, but also a growing hub for businesses. Walsh delivered a major office...

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Bankside, Building 1

Home to the Tate Modern, Southwark boasts some of the most contemporary architecture in London. Walsh chose specialist construction techniques to...

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Cobalt Place, Surrey Lane

A development boasting impressive sustainability credentials, using cross laminated timber to make a building with 41% of the embodied carbon of a...

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St James Theatre

A constrained site, requiring complicated engineering design at basement level. This site had two main in-ground constraints, a brick culverted...

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Crossrail – Thames Tunnel Portals

Walsh’s answer to a problem of limited space for machinery, by providing an alternative form of temporary works, was crucial to the success of...

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Radisson Hotel, Guildford

Value engineering of a three storey basement which was delivered eleven weeks ahead of programme and £1m under budget. There was also an additional...

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Indescon Court, Millharbour

A two-phase project in the London docklands which required our expertise in planning permissions and our assessment of structural complexities to...

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St John Bosco College, South London

Using our expertise in steel structures the Walsh team developed a new purpose built school and two residential blocks in Battersea, London, within a...

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Plot S7 and S8 The International Quarter

A project within the Stratford City scheme, requiring diagnostics and value engineering. Walsh were able to achieve a cost effective and...

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Hemel Hempstead, Kodak Building

This was both a refurbishment and new build project on a large scale. Set in the former Kodak Tower, Hemel Hempstead's tallest building, this...

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New Capital Quay

This multi-use concrete based development posed challenges due to its waterside location and required close collaboration with The Environment Agency...

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43-81 Greenwich High Road

Greenwich High Road is a mixed-use development, consisting of residential, hotel and commercial units located close to the riverside and around major...

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