Engineering consultancy Rodgers Leask expands in Bristol

Dave Bathurst, regional director at Rodgers Leask

Engineering consultancy Rodgers Leask has relocated in Bristol to larger premises following recent team expansion.

The new workspace at Woodlands Court, Almondsbury, is situated for the consultancy’s ongoing project work in the South-west and is larger in size to accommodate the growing team. 

The new base has space for more than 30 employees.

Enhancing geo-environmental capability drove the move, with a dedicated secure geo-environmental storage area now in operation for the expert team to store equipment and manage and photograph samples collected from sites.

Dave Bathurst, regional director at Rodgers Leask, said: “It was clear that we required a space that not only accommodated our growing team, but also closely aligns with our work.

“Having a dedicated space for our geo-environmental team to conduct crucial research will only be an immense advantage for us and our clients.” 

He added: “Since we first began working in South Wales, our work in the South-west of England has continued to increase in size and importance. 

“Three of our core services are already popular with clients here and bringing structural engineering expertise to the Bristol office is something we’re looking to do moving forward.” 

The Bristol office has recently recruited three new members including Andy Jackson, a principal geo-environmental consultant with more than 30 years of experience in the sector, taking the overall size of team to 13.  

Rodgers Leask has several ongoing projects in the region, including the urban regeneration project Access 18 in Avonmouth. 

The consultancy initially started working on the award-winning project in 2016 and continues to provide geo-environmental, civil and structural support. 

The £150m development is set to bring around 5,000 jobs to the region and create 2,000,000 sq ft of commercial space.  

Rodgers Leask’s geo-environmental team is also working with housebuilder Taylor Wimpey on the remediation and verification of a development including 67 residential homes built over a former landfill site located in Emersons Green, Bristol. 

The consultancy is preparing the remediation strategy and is regularly attending the site to verify hotspot removal and the installation of a clean cover system to soft landscaped areas. 

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