Sir Robert McAlpine

British company

Sir Robert McAlpine Limited is a family-owned building and civil engineering company based in Hemel Hempstead, England. It carries out engineering and construction in the infrastructure, heritage, commercial, arena and stadium, healthcare, education and nuclear sectors.

Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd
Company typePrivate
IndustryEngineering / Construction
HeadquartersHemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England
Key people
Edward McAlpine (chairman)
Paul Hamer (chief executive)
Revenue£892 million (2017)[1]
£(23) million (2017)[1]

The business was started by Robert McAlpine in Lanarkshire in 1869. He died in 1934.

Many Irish immigrants who had come to England looking for work worked for the company. Dominic Behan wrote a song about them called "McAlpine's Fusiliers" in the 1960s. It was made famous by The Dubliners.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Sir Robert McAlpine makes £23m pre-tax loss". Construction Manager. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  2. "McAlpine's Fusiliers Lyrics |". Retrieved 2024-02-07.