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Who we are

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About us

VolkerFitzpatrick is one of the leading engineering and construction companies in the UK, employing over 1000 people. We provide specialist multi-disciplinary engineering solutions to a wide range of markets to deliver a truly integrated service for our clients. We are proud to say our history dates back over 100 years, employ almost 1,000 people and currently turn over more than £600m per year, ensuring we are able to meet the growing demands of today’s construction industry.

VolkerFitzpatrick is an integral part of VolkerWessels UK, a leading multidisciplinary contractor that operates through five separate, but complementary business units. Together, we deliver innovative engineering solutions across the civil engineering and construction sectors, including rail, highways, airports, marine, defence, energy, water, and environmental infrastructure. VolkerWessels UK employs over 3,500 people across the UK and has a turnover in excess of £1 billion.

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Celebrating over 100 years

From humble beginnings in 1921, as stone and materials contractor ‘Fitzpatrick & Son’, we have steadily grown our business, expanding into new sectors and developing our expertise, to become one of the leading engineering and construction companies in the UK.

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Our core values

We pride ourselves on our proven track record of success and the skills and experience our people bring to the projects we undertake.

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Leadership team

Our thriving business is led by a group of dedicated industry professionals who bring together a wide range of skills and experience that provide clients with the peace of mind that their projects are in safe hands.

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Supply chain

VolkerFitzpatrick recognises the need to establish and maintain strong working relationships with its valued supply chain partners to build integrated teams early in the procurement process with the appropriate skills, experience and capability to deliver exceptional value solutions. Our supply chain relationships are characterised by efficiency, honesty, openness, co-operation, collaboration and continuous improvement. They are aimed at greater integration and improving communications to deliver real benefit for all project stakeholders. For faster payment, please submit invoices electronically to For any invoicing queries, please contact  

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VolkerFitzpatrick's reputation for delivering successful projects has been recognised through the winning of a wide variety of respected awards from across the industry. Outlined below is a selection of recent awards:

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