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From the convention-defying engineering of the Glenfinnan Viaduct more than 100 years ago to the spectacular 2012 Olympic Stadium, we have consistently forged a reputation for innovation and quality.

Sir Robert McAlpine is a leading UK building and civil engineering company. Committed to the highest standards of quality, safety and sustainability, we deliver outstanding projects which meet and exceed clients’ expectations.

Recent high-profile projects include the O2 Arena, Emirates Stadium, the Eden Project, Cabot Circus in Bristol, the M74 Completion in Glasgow and the Olympic Stadium.

A family-owned company with a wealth of experience accumulated over more than 140 years, we recognise that understanding our clients’ core values and aspirations is key to our success.

We work with clients across all the major market sectors, tailoring our design, construction, technical and management capabilities to meet their evolving needs.

We also look to fulfil our responsibilities to the communities and environments in which we operate. (Click here to view our Company Sustainability Policy)

Our success is underpinned by our corporate stability, the quality and expertise of our staff, our collaborative approach to business and our skill at providing cost-effective solutions to construction challenges.

Our Approach

Our collaborative business approach results in long-term relationships with our clients and supply chain ...

Our People and Culture

Teamwork, co-operation and mutual respect are at the heart of our business culture ...

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We have a long history of delivering a wide range of projects many of which have become national landmarks.