Warrington-based construction company Williams Tarr has reached a 100-year milestone.
The family-owned business specialises in complex and large-scale commercial, leisure, retail and industrial projects, and counts a number of the region’s blue-chip retail park operators and financial institutions as clients.
Founded in 1918 by the Williams and Tarr families, it began life as Concrete Seacraft Ltd and built pioneering concrete ocean-going barges during the post-World War 1 steel shortage.
In the decades that followed, Williams, Tarr and Company – as it was known for almost 80 years –diversified into mainstream commercial and industrial construction with projects including the building of Warrington’s Cockhedge shopping centre and the design and build of Procter & Gamble’s Trafford Park warehouse.
Today, it is headed up by managing director David Wilkinson and his brother, fellow director Ed.