About Ward & Burke

Construction and Civil Engineering

Ward & Burke Construction Ltd. is a Civil Engineering Company established in the Republic of Ireland in 2001. The majority of our workload was in the Sanitary Services, providing pipelines, treatment plants, reservoirs and water storage to the Department of the Environment in Ireland. During this period a substantial resource was built up in terms of Staff, Skilled Labour and Plant.

The success of Ward & Burke Construction Ltd. lies in its ability to provide a complete in-house solution to civil engineering construction problems. Ward & Burke Construction Ltd. directly employ over 250 skilled operatives. This, combined with an extensive and wholly owned plant division, ensures direct control, greater flexibility, and above all improved quality and safety of construction projects.

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Ward & Burke Construction continually strives to implement innovative engineering solutions to improve and manage construction risks. This approach contributes to improved health & safety management, better cost control and leads ultimately to certainty of outcome for the Client.

Design experience which we offer to prospective clients.

This core ethos lead to the development in house of expertise in temporary works design and installation, pre-cast concrete construction, pipe jacking. micro-tunnelling and shaft sinking. It also fostered a desire to become more involved in the design of the project, in bringing forward solutions at an early stage in the construction process. We therefore have extensive design experience built up in house which we offer to prospective clients.

Corporate Responsibility

Corporate Responsibility is more than just a “Buzz Word” in Ward and Burke Construction. It underpins everything that we do. As a direct labour organisation having both highly skilled and committed operatives with extensive plant resources, we believe a commitment to Health & Safety, Quality and the Environment enables our business to operate more efficiently and ultimately to the benefit of all our Clients.

We attempt to develop long and lasting relationships with our Clients by sharing with them the benefit of our knowledge and experience in developing the best solutions to construction difficulties. We aim to develop trust and transparency in our dealings with Clients as we believe this is the basis for sustainable growth.

It is of the utmost importance to Ward and Burke Construction to treat all our employees, suppliers and sub-contractors with integrity, fairness and honesty. This ethos has been a cornerstone of our development since our inception in 2001 and remains a key pillar in the future growth of the company.

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UK Expansion

In 2009 we extended our operations in the UK to facilitate the growth of the company within the United Kingdom market. We have successfully delivered over 50 projects in the UK & Scotland with clients that include:


  • Scottish Water

  • Yorkshire Water

  • Anglian Water

  • Severn Trent

  • Thames Water

  • Southern Water

  • Northumbrian Water

  • Wessex Water

Further Expansion in Canada

In 2010, we launched Ward & Burke operations in Toronto, Canada where we deliver specialist Micro-tunnelling services and shaft construction solutions to the utilities sector. A number of large diameter microtunnels have been completed. Investment in microtunnelling equipment has facilitated the expansion of the company in this region.We have successfully delivered many projects in the Canada that include:


  • Station Box, York University Station, Ontario

  • Utility Diversions and Site works, York University Station, Ontario

  • CN Rail crossings for Storm and Sanitary Sewer System, Milton, Ontario

  • Road Widening & Sanitary Sewer Extension, Brampton, Ontario

  • Deerfoot Highway Crossing, Calgary

  • Pearson International Airport Fuel Facilities, Ontario

The success of Ward & Burke

The success of Ward & Burke Construction Ltd. lies in its ability to provide a complete in-house solution to civil engineering construction problems. Ward & Burke Construction Ltd. directly employ over 250 skilled operatives. This, combined with an extensive and wholly owned plant division, ensures direct control, greater flexibility, and above all improved quality and safety of construction projects.

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