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 family 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 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.


“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 News

Waterman appoints new Heritage Associate Director

We are pleased to announce that Matt Astill has joined our Manchester office as Associate Director of our Heritage team. Matt will take a leadership role in this area and will support our continued growth in the Midlands and the North.

An experienced heritage consultant with 15 years’ experience, Matt has worked for a broad range of clients in the commercial, residential property and renewable energy sectors. Key projects have ranged from proposed development works close to historic town centres to large-scale developments in rural areas. A qualified commercial hard hat diver, he started his professional life as an underwater archaeologist, later moving to work as a field archaeologist on terrestrial sites.

Matt has extensive experience of managing archaeological and heritage works from inception to the completion of on-site evaluation and mitigation works. He has authored a range of documents, including desk assessments, heritage statements, written schemes of investigation, and environmental statement chapters. He works closely with contracting cultural heritage specialists to complete on site archaeological works when required, and liaises closely with local authority representatives, including county archaeologists and conservation officers to ensure best practice adherence.

Matt is currently project managing heritage works for the new Isle of Man Ferry Terminal in Liverpool. He has previously managed and provided heritage advice on large city residential developments, including Trafford Waters in Manchester on behalf of Peel Developments, Aire Park in Leeds for Vastint UK and the South Macclesfield Development Area for Barratt Homes. In addition, he has managed large-scale archaeological site evaluation and mitigation works, including the excavations of an Iron Age-Romano British settlement in Ryhope, Sunderland; geophysical survey across the late prehistoric settlement site at Throckmorton airfield which featured in an episode of Time Team, and building recording works on the scheduled Medieval city wall in Worcester.

Commenting on the appointment, Sally Hales, Waterman’s National Heritage Lead, said: “We are delighted Matt has joined us to help deliver our expanding portfolio of heritage projects. His skills and experience will be invaluable in supporting our national heritage offering on major infrastructure and property projects as well as developing our heritage offering in the Midlands and North.”