Celebrating St Patrick’s Day: spotlight on John Sisk & Son

Last month we celebrated St Patrick’s Day, and to mark the occasion, we wanted to highlight the Irish construction companies that inspire the industry across the water in the UK! 

Our spotlight is on John Sisk and Son, who are Ireland’s leading builder and contractor, delivering projects in Ireland, the UK and Europe. They were even voted number 1 in the Irish Construction News’ Top 40 Building Contractors.

They pride themselves on being an innovative, international, construction and engineering company.

Sustainability is also a key motivation for the company – they recognise that active engagement in social progress, environmental protection and economic balance is necessary for long term development. One of their notable initiatives is to roll out electric vehicles.

John Sisk and Son offices are located in Ireland in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Sligo, Limerick, Waterford and Portlaoise. They then opened their first UK office in 1984. 

Their story stands out to us, as they were founded all the way back in 1859 by John Sisk. The first major public building they worked on was Parish Church Castleisland in Co. Kerry in 1882.

The company has since been passed down generations, with some of their most notable projects being:

  • 1952 – first £1m contract for TB Hospital, Galway
  • 1965 – finishing work on Liberty Hall, Ireland’s tallest building
  • 1978 – building Central Bank, Dublin
  • 1991 – completing the first UK National Lottery funded project, The American Air Museum in Duxford
  • 2004 – the redevelopment of Croke Park, Dublin
  • 2006 – the reconfiguration of Wembley SSE Arena
  • 2012 – working on 4 projects for the London Olympics, including the shooting venues that were later transported to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

TRIQS have very strong links to Ireland ourselves, with us operating in Dublin too. We regularly update our website and social media with the latest news from the industry both nationally and internationally, so make sure you are following TRIQS Consulting for more.