WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff adds senior hires to building services business

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff adds senior hires to building services business

The Manchester office of global professional services and engineering consultancy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is continuing its strategic growth strategy with four new senior hires to its specialist building services team.

Andy Temple joins as director, with a remit to strengthen and lead the continued growth of the building services business across the North West. Andy was previously a technical director in the London office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff and brings with him specialist knowledge of healthcare, education, commercial, residential and high rise sectors having delivered a number of high profile schemes.

Andy commented: “I am excited to have relocated to WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff in Manchester to lead the growth of our building services consulting engineering business in the North West. This region is a key area for growth and development over the coming years so my focus will be to create an outstanding reputation for design, delivery and service ensuring we work alongside our clients to meet their needs and aspirations.”

Supporting Andy in the management of the Manchester office will be Craig Smith as technical director with more than 20 years’ experience in the industry. Craig has spent the last 6 years heading the UK Building Services ‘Complimentary Resource Centre’ (CRC) in India supporting the delivery of major building services projects both in the UK and globally.

To further expand the team’s sustainability offering, James Saywell has transferred to Manchester from WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s San Francisco office as an associate director. James brings a wealth of green building expertise to the team having led the built ecology team in North America.

Looking to harness the growing science and technology sector, Brendan Duigenan joins the building services team as technical director for science and technology. Brendan previously headed up the pharmaceutical arm of the PM Group in Birmingham with career highlights including working on a high containment facility for the Pirbright Institute in Surrey – a specialist research facility dedicated to the study of infectious diseases of farm animals.

These latest appointments join the rapidly expanding building services team, which is now 30 strong, and recently helped developer, Renaker, achieve planning permission for Manchester's new tallest building; the planned 64-storey Owen Street skyscraper. The building services team are also engaged on other key projects across the North West including the first phase of Allied London’s planned ‘vertical village’, situated on the land formerly part of the ITV estate in Manchester; FEC’s Angel Meadows; Muse Developments Warrington Borough Council’s Bridge Street regeneration scheme and the Transport for Greater Manchester consultancy framework.

Comments Matt Hann, building services director for the North of England and Scotland at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff: “The new additions to our Manchester office add further leadership, technical excellence and specialist knowledge to the already wide-ranging expertise of our building services team. Andy Temple’s leadership combined with more senior project directors and technical experts; especially in sustainability, energy performance of buildings and the science and technology sector; will play a key role in achieving our business aims in the region. These latest appointments bring further global expertise to our evolving multi-service offer here in Manchester.”