Our story

Built to last

Established in 2004 by our Managing Director Brendan Carty, Shannonside has grown from a single site operation with six men to a multiple site operation with a workforce of close to 500.

The reputation we have across the sector has been built on our experience and knowledge after many decades working in the construction industry. The development of the business was accelerated by the appointment of Sean Nash as Commercial Director in 2013. The two directors working alongside a newly formed management team, have nurtured the essential relationships that have driven the business forward and enabled Shannonside to enjoy a period of sustained growth.

Our people, approach and processes provide us with the expertise to be able to respond to client needs and requirements. We strive to deliver award winning quality on our infrastructure, housing schemes and commercial projects.

Shannonside Civil Engineering Limited

Our values

We're committed to a different way of doing things and have created a culture with a strong focus on our values.

Shannonside Civil Engineering Limited

We want to build closer relationships with clients, so we can better understand the challenges they face

Sean Nash, Commercial Director

Building relationships

Our aim is to develop and establish long-term relationships that are mutually beneficial with all those with whom we have a business relationship. Our clients who are our strategic and long term partners, our supply chain and everyone who works with us.

We maintain strong relationships at all levels with our clients, working collaboratively with them so that they are always aware of how we can help them anticipate the issues they face, providing problem-solving and innovative solutions.

The Directors remain hands on, visiting sites to assist in the efficient running of developments, getting direct feedback and developing new relationships with site personnel.

Our reputation, track record and levels of repeat business with existing customers is testament to the success of our approach.


Our people

Our people are key to our future, Shannonside’s success will be determined by the people working here and what they want to achieve

Brendan Carty, Managing Director

Shannonside encourage and mentor all our people to excel in their careers. We provide training across all aspects of our business to progress career development.

We could tell you what it’s like to work at Shannonside, but we think it’s better to hear from our colleagues. So here are some comments from people working across our company talking about their roles and why they enjoy what they do.

Our equipment

At Shannonside we invest each year to ensure that we run and maintain the most modern, fuel efficient and environmentally friendly fleet. Most items are replaced on a three year cycle.

Excavators up to 30T (with GPS machine control)

Dumpers 3T – 25T

Various Rollers 80 – 135

Other small plant machinery

Key facts and figures


We’re proud to say that our commitment to quality and standards has been recognised by the NHBC Pride in the Job awards, the only UK wide competition to recognise site managers achieving the highest standards in house building. Only 1% of the house building projects in the country get the award so we’re in good company as a multiple award winner.

Recent awards are: