About us

Creating luxury homes for discerning clients

OUR PRACTICE


Providing the highest levels of craftsmanship and service

Our values

Integrity, honesty and fairness

Walter Lilly places great importance on the value of long-term relationships with clients, employees, subcontractors and suppliers. These relationships are successful due to our core values of integrity, honesty and fairness, within an environment of mutual trust and cooperation.

Health, safety & environment

Maintaining excellence

Health, safety and environmental performance is fundamental to the success of our business. As such, our employees receive comprehensive training that is updated regularly in accordance with guidelines and evolving legislation.

Supply chain

Strong relationships

Walter Lilly engages with a fully integrated supply chain of over 450 members. To deliver the best we need to work with the best. Therefore, all suppliers are thoroughly vetted during a rigorous prequalification process including the submission of health and safety records, proof of financial stability, the completion of a prequalification questionnaire, and a visit to their place of work from Walter Lilly.

Subcontractors or suppliers wishing to be included on our supply chain can contact supplychain@walterlilly.co.uk

Sustainability

Our responsibilities

We are responsible when it comes to managing the impact of our activities on the environment. Not only is our environmental management system accredited to ISO 14001, but we have also received a number of sustainability awards including BREEAM and Eco-Homes ratings of ‘Very Good’ and ‘Excellent’.

Aftercare

Ongoing support

Walter Lilly is committed to delivering projects that are managed efficiently, free of defects, and delivered with a service that includes the highest levels of craftsmanship. As projects approach the handover stage, our dedicated Aftercare Team provide a smooth settling in period and remain in place after the contract has been completed should any future issues arise.

OUR QUALITY


When only perfection is good enough

The Walter Lilly name is recognised by discerning clients the world over as a byword for quality, luxury and refinement. Our clients demand perfection, and we deliver perfection, with meticulous attention to detail, impeccable service, and after-care that is second to none.

To demonstrate the level of quality we provide for every project – alongside our team of excellent suppliers and craftsmen – here is a large number of industry awards and accreditations we’ve received in recognition of our achievements.

Awards

2018

Private Residence, Notting Hill

Considerate Constructors Scheme National Silver Award

2017

Private Residence, Notting Hill

Considerate Constructors Scheme National Silver Award

2016

Newport Street Gallery, Vauxhall

RIBA Stirling Prize
RIBA National Award
Brick Awards – Supreme Award, Craftsmanship Award, Best Public Building, Specialist Brickwork
Critics Circle Visual Arts & Architecture Award

Walter Lilly

Contractor of the Year (up to £300m)Building Awards

Private Residence, Regents Park

Cast Stone Critics Circle Visual Arts & Architecture Award

Private Residence, St Johns Wood

Considerate Constructors Scheme National Bronze Award

2013

Learning Resource Centre, Kingston University

Highly Commended, Society of College, National & University Libraries (SCONUL) Design Awards

2012

Grosvenor Crescent, Belgravia

Highly Commended, Premier Guarantee Excellence Awards 2012

Private Residence, Mayfair

Considerate Constructors Scheme National Silver Award

Private Residence, Regent’s Park

Silver Medal CIOB Construction Manager of the Year Awards

2011

Private Residence, Regent’s Park

Overall Winner Trophy Building on Quality Awards, Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate

2010

Private Residence, Regent’s Park

Highly Commended CIOB
Construction Manager of the Year Awards

 

7 July Memorial, Hyde Park

RIBA London 2012 Arts & Leisure Category Award

Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Weybridge

Considerate Constructors Scheme National Bronze Award

New Stores Building, DEFRA

National BREEAM Industrial Award 2010

Cadogan Gardens

Considerate Constructors Scheme National Bronze Award

2009

Private Residence, Regent’s Park

Federation of Plastering & Drywall Contractors
Plasterer’s Awards Winner, Fibrous & GRG Heritage Award

New Stores Building, DEFRA

Considerate Constructors Scheme National Bronze Award

Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Weybridge

Considerate Constructors Scheme National Silver Award

2008

Private Residence, Regent’s Park

Federation of Plastering & Drywall Contractors
Plasterer’s Trophy, Winner, Internal Plastering Category

Federation of Plastering & Drywall Contractors
Plasterer’s Trophy, Residential & Public Places Category, Highly Commended

New Stores Building, DEFRA

BREEAM Excellent Rating

Grosvenor Crescent Mews, Belgravia

BREEAM EcoHomes Excellent Rating

Grosvenor Crescent, Belgravia

Highly Commended, City of Westminster Considerate Builders Scheme

Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Weybridge

Considerate Constructors Scheme National Bronze Award

Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew

Civic Trust Award

Accreditations

ISO 9001:2015

ISO 14001:2015

CHAS

Constructionline – Gold level

SAFEContractor

Constructing Better Health

The Guild of Master Craftsmen

The Construction Health & Safety Group

Considerate Contractors Scheme

British Institute of Interior Design

The 5% Club

FORS Champion

Construction Industry Training Board

Chartered Institute of Building Member

OUR STORY


Nearly 100 years of heritage, experience of expertise

Walter Lilly – the story so far

When Walter Gent Lilly won the freehold to a London builder’s yard in a card game in 1924, he didn’t know he was making history. Capitalising on his good fortune, he embraced the building trade, became an immediate success and quickly grew his business to become one of London’s foremost construction companies.

Although it has always continued to trade as Walter Lilly, the business remained in the Lilly family until 1955 when it was acquired by the Y.J. Lovell Group. That same year the company was appointed to carry out the remodelling of London’s iconic Café Royal.

Fast forward to present day, and with an annual turnover in excess of £60 million, the company continues to grow. And not just with a reputation as London’s premier residential construction specialist, but also as construction experts in the science and educations sectors working on projects including the University of Oxford, Imperial College London and Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.

With all its success, the spirit of the family business lives on. Throughout its 90 plus year history the company has had just nine Managing Directors – including the original Mr. Lilly and his son who succeeded him – together with a staff retention record that is the envy of competitors.