Today Watkin Jones is one of the UK’s most successful construction and development companies.
Founded in 1791 by carpenter, Huw Jones, the company prospered as he turned from carpentry to construction and set the business on a new path. Since then successive generations of the Watkin Jones family have developed the Group to its leading position in the UK’s building, property development and construction industries. We are proud of our Welsh roots and remain fully committed to raising standards, supporting local communities and assisting young people to develop skills and experience.
Now led by Mark Watkin Jones, as Chief Operating Officer, we are proud of our progressive and innovative reputation. We continue to build for today, and for the future, exactly as we have done for more than 200 years.
Huw Jones begins carpentry business. Tracing its history back to the
19th century, our company is still owned and managed by the founding
Watkin Jones provides first stone of new Bangor University College
Buildings. Mr Watkin Jones oversees the completion of the
Firm begins building private
houses starting in Bangor
Homes Division created due to
successful growth of the
residential business. The division
is now a recognisable
brand for quality homes
First million pound contract awarded. Extension for Ysgol Mair
in Rhyl led the way for other major contracts
We completed our first contract
for Tesco. Tesco at Llandudno
Junction, worth £5.4million was
our most valuable contract to date
First student accommodation
completed. Completion of Daisy
Bank Hall, Manchester
The Group completes first £35m
construction project. Completion
of student accommodation at
Wilmslow Park, Manchester, the
single largest contract awarded
Mark Watkin Jones becomes the ninth generation at the helm as Group Managing Director
Birth of the Watkin Jones Construction Scholarship Programme. We invest in talented individuals to further their careers in construction
Ty Gobaith has celebrated their 10th anniversary this year; to help them mark this huge achievement the Watkin Jones Group adopted them as a ‘Charity of the Year’ for the 2014/2015 financial year. In addition, our Chief Executive Officer Mark Watkin Jones agreed to match every penny we raised. After a fantastic effort, our final total was £6,179.49!!! With Mark’s contribution we were proud to present our donation to Ty Gobaith for a staggering £12,358.98!!
Watkin Jones Community Fund launched. The fund supports projects that make a real difference to local communities
Golden Milestone. Glyn Watkin Jones celebrates 50 years in the family business