Martin Walsh Architectural Celebrates 40 Years of Excellence

Martin Walsh Architectural, which originally started out in a back bedroom, is celebrating four decades of growth.

Originally launched in 1976 the family-run business, which spans two generations, and has been involved in over 6000 projects, has developed into one of the region’s leading architectural firms, with an impressive portfolio of work that includes projects for clients including Leeds United, Sainsbury’s, Miller Homes, Shackletons, LNT Group and BOC Gas.

Martin Walsh, Managing Director, commented: “When I started the business it was a one-man operation in my spare bedroom. Now, 40 years later, we have 12 team members who are delivering great results within residential, commercial, industrial, leisure and education sectors.

“We’ve experienced growth despite the challenges that our industry has faced and have maintained our team during the recession, which is without doubt based on our strong reputation and commitment to quality. In recent years we have continued to quietly, yet confidently grow our business, extending our footprint into the north of England and also into diverse sectors.”

Recognising the changes in the industry and the development of advanced technologies, Martin Walsh Architectural have committed to implementing Building Information Modelling (BIM) processes and standards within the practice and have made significant investment in the technology and training over the last two years in order to maximise the potential.

“Adopting BIM provides our business with numerous benefits as it enables a more efficient production of information and a significantly enhanced collaboration with clients on their project.mwa

Walsh continues: “We are giving our clients the ability to interact with their buildings through high quality visualisations and interactive walkthroughs and this allows them to make more informed choices about their projects.”

Walsh also notes that the modelling process provides better quality, more accurate information which can reduce the project costs and allow information to be used more efficiently to manage the building once constructed.

To mark the occasion of the 40th anniversary Martin Walsh Architectural has undergone a rebranding, which has included an overhauled website.

Walsh continues: “To accommodate our team we’ve recently extended our offices by a third and are about to embark on an external façade overhaul to include a new office entrance and signage to bring the look and feel in line with our new brand.

“But, a new brand does not mean that our business values have changed. We look forward to taking the approach and passion that has seen us survive and thrive for the last 40 years into the next! We’re starting a new chapter and are really excited about what the future holds.”