Anthony Walsh

Divisional Director

As divisional technical director, Anthony oversees the majority of technical aspects across the company.

With a strong understanding of Building Regulations, British Standards, fire safety, health and safety, Anthony can work across all sectors within the design teams to ensure the technical aspirations of every project can be delivered.

Why did you choose a career in architecture?

I was always very good at technical drawing, so that is how I first started to follow the path, but took the route of architectural technology because I am more interested in the technicalities and understanding how buildings go together. The first project of my career involved the dismantling of an old listed Police Station in Pontypridd, to be rebuilt in exactly the same form on another site. This taught me so much about building that I’ve never wanted to look back.

What are the key challenges facing your work?

The biggest challenge currently facing the industry is in trying to understand what happened to cause the Grenfell Tower disaster, and ensuring this doesn’t happen again. In the case of Grenfell, I think the regulations failed, and it is the industry’s responsibility to make sure we keep up with construction technologies and the changing needs of the population.

Best building in your city?

My favourite building in Cardiff at the moment is One Central Square, next to Cardiff Central Railway Station. I just love the simplicity and repetition of it. It’s nothing extravagant, just neutral colours, but it’s well designed and that’s what I appreciate the most.

Interesting fact that nobody knows about you?

My greatest passion at home is music and going to live concerts. I particularly like rock music and my favourite band is Whitesnake – I’ve actually seen them live in concert more than a dozen times.

Pet hate?

The ignorance of arrogance.

Industry bodies:
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
  • Incorporated Member of the Association for Project Safety (APS)
  • Finalist

    Mentor

    Women in Construction and Engineering Awards 2020