Our People

Meet the Walsh team

Stephen Walsh [Chairman]

Stephen is the Chairman and founding Director of Walsh and plays a key role in all company operations. He has over 40 years of experience in the industry designing in steel, reinforced concrete, pre-stressed concrete, timber and load bearing masonry for both new build and refurbishment projects. This broad background has formed the basis for the vision, ethos and practices of every Walsh engineer today.

Stephen has worked on projects in all sectors with particular expertise in complex refurbishment schemes. His extensive civil and structural experience in all mediums has contributed to his valuable knowledge of concrete frame buildings and historic structures. In the commercial and retail sector he has been responsible for the planning of several shopping centres and city headquarters as well as the design for the new BBC studios and offices at White City. He has also managed various projects in the education and health industries, handling the complex design of schools and hospitals. Stephen has gained an enviable reputation for his knowledge of high rise construction and has worked on many high profile schemes such as the refurbishment of the 22 storey MI6 building and the Spice Quay residential development – one of the first high rise projects undertaken by Walsh. More recently, Stephen has been working on the Claridge’s refurbishment, an impressive project within the hotel and leisure industry. This challenge encompasses all of his capabilities and has been a true testament to his skill for combining Georgian and Victorian knowledge with modern principles of finite element design. Stephen has also worked on many civil, industrial, residential structures and Grade I listed buildings.

Every director at Walsh remains hands on and active on live projects and that is especially true of Stephen. He is happy behind a desk or on-site, assessing, advising and enriching his projects. To Stephen it is important to remain actively involved in current projects, to ensure that the ethos of the company is maintained and to lead by example. Another priority is nurturing the skill of designing clean elegant solutions that are safe and economical to build. As director, Stephen is particularly proficient at motivating others in this area and able to offer guidance at any time.

As Walsh grows from strength to strength, Stephen continues to stay true to his original goal when he set up the company – to provide practicable, innovative solutions, with the client at the forefront at all times.

“I look forward to Walsh becoming more influential on the skyline and infrastructure of London and many other great cities in the years to come.”


  • Joined Walsh: 1989
  • Qualifications: BE CEng MIStructE FIEI FICE
  • Memberships: IStructE IEI ICE


Stephen Walsh [Chairman] Projects

Riverbank Plaza, Albert Embankment

Situated on the Albert Embankment in London, our task was to expand the Riverbank Plaza Hotel by designing an additional 6 storeys on top of the...

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Embassy Gardens,Phases 1, 2 & 3

This prestigious development consists of six housing blocks to date with diverse architectural features. Walsh were uniquely placed to design an...

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