Hulley Kirkwood Builds Success With New Plymouth Office
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Consulting Engineers, Hulley and Kirkwood are building upon a series of recent Contract wins in the South West by opening a new office in Plymouth.
Justin Lees has been appointed as an Associate at the mechanical and electrical engineering specialists to head up the company's 11th office, based close to the Royal Parade in the heart of the city.
The move comes after the company won a series of valuable contracts in the area, including designing building services for the £12 million Boatyard project in the city's East Quay as well as a new £7 million primary school in Efford.
Hulley and Kirkwood are also looking at a £30 million education campus in Cornwall, consisting of both new and refurbished buildings.
Justin, who brings with him more than 13 years' industry experience, will also be responsible for work on the redevelopment of St Austell Town Centre and also the new home of Blandford United Football Club in Somerset.
He said: "The rising importance of sustainability in buildings and increased interest in what makes buildings work means that now is a very exciting time to be working in our industry - and nowhere is that more true than in Devon and Cornwall".
"Plymouth is where I started my career back in the 1990's and I am really looking forward to returning there to set up and lead a new office for a company with the size and capability of Hulley and Kirkwood."
Hulley's Industry Director, Jim Costello, added;
"We have been increasingly successful in Devon and Cornwall in recent years and are now at the stage where we need a dedicated office in the region in order to manage the projects in which we are already involved. In addition, our Plymouth office will form the basis of our project support for future involvement in building schemes within Devon and Cornwall.
The area is uniquely placed to take advantage of a lot of the sustainable solutions in which we specialise, such as wind-turbines and state of the art natural ventilation systems. Devon and Cornwall is an area where we predict further growth in the future".
We had been aware of the excellent work Justin has been doing in the region previously and are delighted that he has joined us to head up this new office for Hulley and Kirkwood."
Hulley and Kirkwood has been appointed to design the mechanical and electrical infrastructure on Plymouth Boatyard, part of the town's East Quay development which includes a range of modern broadcast facilities for what will become the new BBC South headquarters. The mixed-use project also includes provision for retail units, car parking and residential space.
Efford Primary School is a £7 million project to build new facilities for pupils of the existing Highfield and Plym View schools, which will merge.
Notes to Editors
Hulley & Kirkwood Consulting Engineers is an award winning practice dealing in the design of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Services in Buildings. With a reputation for reliability, technical knowledge and expertise, Hulley & Kirkwood undertake engineering projects ranging from urban regeneration to highly developed new build projects.
Established in 1953, Hulley & Kirkwood currently has offices in London, Epsom, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Manchester, Edinburgh, Inverness and Aberdeen, in addition to their Head Office in Glasgow. With continued investment in people and resources, the company aims to continue this organic growth throughout the rest of the UK and beyond.