We’re pleased to announce that our regional growth strategy has continued with the opening of a new office in Liverpool – our first location in the North West and our fifth nationally.

Based in Horton House business centre in Exchange Flags, the location offers a prime central spot to support our offering of structural, civil, geo-environmental and transport planning services across a range of sectors nationwide.

The office will be headed up by divisional director Chris Pollett, who was influential in the successful opening and establishment of our Nottingham office in 2021.

Chris Pollett

He said: “Having worked in Liverpool earlier in my career, I’m proud and excited to be leading our latest expansion. I feel that there is a gap in the market that will allow us to offer something different for developers, contractors and architects, although we already have many existing relationships that we’re looking forward to reigniting in this great city.

“Among the range of sectors we work in, industrial and logistics is particularly buoyant in the North West and there is a busy housing market – both of which are increasing client demand for our support and expertise. We’re situated in a prominent location in the centre of Liverpool and our experts will be contributing to projects in close proximity as well as in the surrounding areas.”

Joining Chris in the Liverpool-based team is principal engineer Gavin Briscoe, senior engineer Daniel Cahill and technician Abbie Butler.

L-R: Abbie Butler, Gavin Briscoe, Chris Pollett and Daniel Cahill

Building on our presence in Derby, Nottingham, Birmingham and Bristol, we expect the regional team to grow quickly and for us to become a go-to local business for the next generation of talented engineers. We currently have more than 90 staff working nationally, though a number of vacancies are currently open which will enable us to grow.

Managing director Paul Spencer said: “It’s very promising times for the business. Having a base in Liverpool will allow us to provide our new and existing clients with an even better service – a growth approach that has worked for us elsewhere in the country.

“It’s important to us that we choose the right locations for expansion and in Liverpool we’re confident it has the right credentials. For example, strong local universities offering good engineering degrees give us a platform to support and attract graduates entering the industry. While the ongoing regeneration agenda and increasing investment gives us confidence that improvement to important elements of the city, like transport links, can be replicated in other areas of infrastructure.”

Established contacts of ours already operating in the region include St Modwen, Vistry and Sytner Group, as well as Warrington Borough Council. These relationships and many more have led to significant projects over the years, including residential developments such as Vulcan Works in Newton-Le-Willows and Chapelford Urban Village, and commercial schemes including the Kirkby town centre regeneration