Waterman appoints new leadership for Building Services

Published 1st November 2022

Waterman, is pleased to confirm the appointment of a new leadership team for their Building Services operation.

Mark Terndrup, who has overseen the London region for 14 years and is well respected in the commercial office sector, steps up as MD for South. Mark is known for taking a lead role in many of the company’s prestigious multidisciplinary projects such as One Angel Court, Clarges, Fen Court and The Esplanade Quarter, Jersey.

Jonathan Purcell, previously in charge of the Nottingham office covering the Midlands, takes the role as MD of North. Jonathan champions wellbeing principles combined with low carbon solutions and he is most known for his award-winning design of the RIBA Sterling Prize winning Everyman Theatre in Liverpool. He also designed the NTU’s world-beating facility, the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies’.

Steven Halmshaw, director of Building Services in Leeds, is known for his presence and experience in the public sector with an extensive portfolio covering the North, joins the leadership team as Board Director for Waterman Building Services. He has also led major multidisciplinary projects in the North across the retail, leisure sectors and energy to waste sectors championing modern methods of construction.

The appointments recognise the significant achievements of all three leaders, who have each run their operations successfully for several years, with their new roles allowing them to expand their vision to focus on the business as a whole, whilst reinforcing the strong national presence of Building Services at a time when the whole industry is going through substantial change. Having maintained stability in such turbulent times, they are looking forward to investing in our next generation of talent who will support them on their journey. Together, they will continue to evolve the business, placing particular emphasis on championing innovative designs which help our clients forge a path to Net Zero.

Nick Taylor, Waterman’s Chief Executive, said: “Mark, Jonathan, and Steven have been instrumental in successfully leading Waterman Building Services in the UK for several years. Their collaborative leadership and approach to clients have gone from strength to strength and been essential through the ups and downs of economic uncertainty. They will continue to remain hands-on at project level and work closely with clients as they aim to raise our profile and expand our portfolio throughout the UK.”

Craig Beresford, Waterman’s Chief Operating Officer of Property, said: “These appointments introduce a new and strong leadership to Waterman Building Services at a time when the UK is poised to emerge from a seriously challenging period. We have a great team with the ambition to lead the way in the future of building services design in response to the ever changing world of Engineering and the environment.”

Reflecting on his appointment, Mark said: “I’m delighted to take on this new role at a time when there is so much change and opportunity in the construction industry. The role of the Building Services Engineer is constantly evolving, and we have an ever-increasing part to play in tackling the impact that the built environment has on climate change. I’m passionate about what we do and hope to inspire our engineers in continuing to challenge convention, innovate and deliver truly best in class, sustainable buildings for our clients. Together with Jonathan and Steven, we have already set the path for taking the business forward and share a common vision for the exciting journey ahead of us.”

Jonathan added: “I am excited about the new role and the opportunities I can offer to guide Waterman Building Services into the future. Tackling some of the major challenges that we face today around the effects of COVID on building design, wellbeing, digitisation of Engineering, will be at the top of our priorities to ensure we continue to provide our clients with a world-class consultancy service.”

Steven said: “I look forward to leading the business with Mark and Jonathan, building on our continued success – focusing on greater operational excellence, partnering with clients, and supporting a great team. These foundations will enable us to expand our portfolio and breadth of sector coverage. Building Services Engineers will have an ever increasing influence in the future and I look forward to being able to lead the business to produce great engineers creating great buildings. We will look to build and capitalise on our specialisms too, particularly in areas such as modular construction.”

Further information:

Mark Terndrup
Managing Director of Waterman Building Services South. He is an accomplished leader and Chartered Engineer with 30 years’ experience as a Building Services Consultant. He is known for taking a lead role in many of the company’s multidisciplinary projects, including the well-known Angel Court development in London. Mark’s extensive portfolio includes prestigious landmark buildings such as Fen Court, The Avenue, Jersey International Finance Centre, 8 Moorgate, Kings Cross T1 & P1, The Clarges Estate and 6 Bevis Marks. Mark actively promotes sustainable design as part of a holistic approach to building design. With a passion for zero carbon strategies, he maintains a ‘hands on’ role in the business with specialisms in the commercial fit-out, refurbishment and new build sectors, as well as large-scale residential and mixed-use schemes.

Contact: mark.terndrup@watermangroup.com

Jonathan Purcell
Managing Director of Waterman Building Services North. A Chartered Building Services Engineer with over 25 years in the industry, he is a low carbon consultant with extensive experience in the performing arts sector and an expert in dynamic thermal and energy modelling of the built environment. Jonathan’s portfolio includes several prestigious landmark developments across multiple sectors, ranging from new builds to refurbishment performing arts projects including the RIBA Sterling Prize winning Everyman Theatre in Liverpool. Jonathan is passionate about designing and developing wellbeing principles combined with low carbon solutions. He is also the Director in charge of the Nottingham Office, and is an active member of the Waterman Wellbeing and Mental Health Group.

Contact: jonathan.purcell@watermangroup.com

Steven Halmshaw
Board Director of Waterman Building Services. After graduating in 2004 with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering he began his career as a building services engineer in the public sector, during which time he also achieved a Master’s Degree. Steven heads up the Leeds office of Waterman Building Services. He is particularly expert in zero carbon integrated building design and is helping the company lead the way in BIM and 3d Revit based technologies.

Contact: steven.halmshaw@watermangroup.com