Welcome to James Killelea & Co Ltd
We encourage our staff to act ethically with everyone they encounter. Our company is conscientious, respectful and sensitive to the values of others.
We design, then we fabricate.
Killelea are one of the most technologically advanced steelwork fabricators in the UK when it comes to design. We have developed our systems, so that designs may be imported and exported effortlessly to our preferred Tekla™ and AutoCAD™ systems. Virtual 3D modelling can take place alongside both main frame and connection design; this enables us to shrink the lead-in period and get the steelwork to site in less time than our competitors.
Steel Erection
Our erection department is fully equipped with our own fleet of telescopic mobile cranes, mobile elevated working platforms (MEWPs) and articulated vehicles. Unlike the majority of our competitors, our erection teams are our employees. Only our men, with our plant, on your site; that’s our way.
We Care
The health and safety of our and your workforce is paramount to us. Our continual training and certification programmes ensure we have the right skills for the job. Our site personnel receive CITB safety awareness and trained site personnel refresher courses on a regular basis. Our safety record over the last four decades is excellent.
We Plan it Well
We understand that you need access to the site for following trades as soon as possible. For that reason we adopt a phased hand-over of steelwork; usually on a two-weekly basis. This allows following trades to progress with their operations and enables you to condense the construction programme.

About Killelea

Welcome to James Killelea & Co Ltd

James Killelea & Co Ltd provide structural engineering services that include 3D building design, structural steel fabrication and erection. We provide an end-to-end service from design right through to erecting the building and handing it over to the client. We have all of the plant, machinery and fabrication facilities to do everything in-house.

The company was established in 1970 by James Killelea and his son Robert. Robert Killelea, the current Managing Director, is elder brother to Patrick Killelea who joined the family business some years later and is now the company’s Financial Director.

Killelea’s core values represent the key beliefs of the Directors. They symbolise how Killelea does business with both clients and sub-contractors and also how communication throughout the business is maintained.

What We Do

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We have a wealth of experience in our design department, who utilise our extensive library of industry-leading design and analysis software and expertise to....


Our fabrication bays cover 57,000ft2 and currently produce in excess of 15,000 tonnes of steelwork per annum. Our fabrication bays are equipped with Peddinghaus Drills.....

Steel Erection

Our erection department is fully equipped with our own fleet of telescopic mobile cranes, mobile elevated working platforms (MEWPs) and articulated vehicles.

KILLELEA health and safety

  • All our site managers are IOSH, NEBOSH and Construction Site Manager Safety Certified

  • All Mobile Elevated Working Platform (MEWP) operators are IPAF certified

  • All MEWP and Crane operators are Construction Plant Competence Scheme certified.

  • Construction Plant Competence Scheme certificates are held by all Slinger/Signaller Operatives.

  • British Constructional Steelwork Association member; The BCSA is a member of SSIP Safety Scheme In Procurement

  • KILLELEA hold a current CHAS Certificate of Accreditation

  • Constructiononline certificate of registration holders

  • KILLELEA are a Bovis Lend Lease Accredited Contractor for Environment, Health and Safety

  • All our site supervisors are Construction Site Supervisor Safety Certified

  • Only Competent Assessed Persons for Maintenance are permitted to maintain MEWPs

  • 100% Construction Skills Certification Scheme card holding level for all KILLELEA site personnel

  • Safety nets will only ever be erected by our FASET Safety Net Rigger qualified personnel

  • Member of The Register of Qualified Steelwork Contractors

  • KILLELEA are members of the British Safety Council, winning their prestigious 10 Consecutive Years Award

  • All site management personnel are qualified to IOSH and NEBOSH

At KILLELEA health and safety considerations begin some considerable time before placement of contracts with the completion of the client’s Health and Safety Questionnaire which is designed to meet the requirements of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.
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Prior to work commencing on site our NEBOSH qualified site erection managers will visit the site and liaise with the client’s management team to write the necessary safety control systems of work including method statements, risk assessments, crane plans, COSHH assessments and the like; assessment of any necessary environmental controls which may require implementation are also registered.

As part of the safety requirements all site personnel are trained and qualified within their respective trade disciplines and training is on-going to ensure current construction industry requirements and certification levels are adhered to rigorously.

We will never compromise where safety is concerned. Our safety record over the years speaks volumes about our commitment to both our employees and those who they will work alongside. We make every endeavour to minimise any risk that may be faced by site operatives at the earliest of design stages. Our site personnel are of the highest calibre in the industry today and our attention to detail has resulted in our company’s safety record being one which everybody here is very proud.

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