Consulting Engineers
and Environmental Scientists

Consulting Engineers
and Environmental Scientists

We are Waterman, where every project and client matters.

Creativity is what we do, and our diverse team of engineering consultants and environmental specialists innovate every day to solve complex problems, creating a better environment for people and the planet.

We think differently, and we’re harnessing our collective expertise to deliver greener, healthier and well-connected communities, networks and built environments where people and businesses thrive.

Inspired by our collaborative culture, our multidiscipline team works together to deliver optimum solutions for projects of any scale. With international reach and local expertise, we work in harmony with project teams to unlock the potential of schemes across every sector, transforming our client’s visions into reality.

We are passionate about tackling the climate emergency, and we embed climate resilience in everything we do.



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“The Waterman team has been integral in helping us create and bring to life this truly exceptional scheme that pushes the boundaries of sustainable design.”

Maxwell Shand, Co-founder, YardNine
Edenica Project

Featured News

Manchester Velodrome reopens after major refurbishment

The Manchester Velodrome, located within the National Cycling Centre, has officially reopened its doors following an extensive £27 million refurbishment aimed at enhancing facilities and boosting sustainability in use.

Opened in 1994 as Britain’s first indoor Olympic cycling track, the Velodrome has been the training ground for numerous Olympic champions over the years. In 2021, it temporarily closed for a significant renovation primarily funded by Sport England with local and central government contributions. This initiative was part of Manchester City Council’s ambitious plan to position itself as the leading European capital of cycling by 2024.

Our specialists worked closely with Manchester City Council’s sustainability team to develop a road map for the Velodrome to achieve the Council’s ‘Climate Emergency Carbon Reduction Strategy’ which focuses on the delivery of carbon neutral buildings by 2038.

Led by Tim Davies, Director of Building Services, our sustainability-focussed design employed green technologies including heat recovery systems and new Air Source Heat Pump systems to reduce energy consumption and cut carbon emissions by more than 50%. These new improvements are expected to result in an annual reduction of up to 517 tonnes of carbon emissions.

The team used cutting-edge ventilation and heating solutions to meet the stringent climatic control requirements for the space. This includes meeting both the professional cycling body UCI-regulations and British Cycling’s requirements for variable climatic simulation. The engineering solution has unlocked the ability to provide a 365-day per year training facility for Olympic and Paralympic cycling teams. Cyclists utilising the Velodrome’s facilities will also experience improved comfort through the introduction of state-of-the-art fresh air ventilation systems.

The Velodrome’s centre court will host a variety of sports throughout the week, including badminton, futsal, netball, korfball and more. Its inclusive approach encompasses various cycling disciplines and multi-sport activities, enabling the facility to engage communities and residents of all ages and abilities with a world-class offering on their doorstep.

Councillor John Hacking, Manchester City Council’s Executive Member for Skills, Employment, and Leisure, expressed his enthusiasm in a recent statement: “The National Cycling Centre has been an unmistakable part of the city’s sporting skyline since Manchester hosted the successful Commonwealth Games in 2002 and it is great to welcome back the jewel in the city’s crown of world-class sporting facilities.”

Proud of Waterman’s involvement, Tim Davies said: “It has been very exciting for us to support the redevelopment of one of the most significant sporting facilities in the country. We’ve enjoyed working closely with the Council to align the revamped Velodrome with their climate goals, and this project has allowed us to push the boundaries of design, incorporating green technologies to significantly reduce both the operational and embodied carbon footprint. The Velodrome’s reopening marks a milestone in Manchester’s pursuit of a greener, more accessible, world-class sporting destination for all.”

“Waterman has consistently helped us innovate and stay ahead of the curve with lateral thinking and engineering approaches that have product, customer and commercial focus.”

Brett Wharton, Founder and CEO, Polestar

Featured Project

Siemens Gamesa Wind Turbine Blade Factory

This scheme will see Siemens Gamesa’s wind turbine blade manufacturing facility in Hull doubled in size through the addition of two new buildings, enabling the production of larger, more efficient blades. Covering 42,000 sqm, the new £82m units will accommodate the manufacture of next-generation offshore wind turbine blades, which will see this become the largest facility of its kind in the UK.

Having delivered structural and environmental consultancy services for the existing 36,000 sqm facility, completed in 2016, Waterman’s team once again teamed-up with contractor, VolkerFitzpatrick, to provide civil, structural, M&E, environmental and health and safety consultancy services for the new buildings.

Working closely with architects, Race Cottam Associates, our specialists delivered the structural design for the scheme. Ensuring the steelwork incorporated 40m clear spans with a working height of 18m and substantial load-bearing capability, the design was carefully considered to accommodate the gantry and console cranes utilised during the wind turbine blade manufacturing process.

Controlling internal environmental conditions is critical to allow Siemens Gamesa to produce turbine blades with a high degree of accuracy and consistency, and our mechanical and electrical team designed services for lighting, power, water, humidity control, ventilation and cooling for the new facility, in addition to upgrades and replacements of the mechanical services for the existing facility. With sustainability a key theme of the development, our designs focused on minimising waste whilst prioritising both energy and carbon efficiency.