Merchants House
Wapping Road
Bristol BS1 4RW

t: +44 117 937 8200

Our Experts

Based in Bristol’s Wapping Wharf, our office is ideally located amongst the local heritage and cultural amenities. Our welcoming and diverse team is working on some of the most prestigious and innovative projects in Bristol, across the UK and around the world.

From cutting-edge manufacturing and industrial facilities like the Manufacturing Technology Centre to long-standing government and defence contracts such as Aspire Defence, and from award-winning education developments to major new residential communities, we are supporting schemes across a huge range of sectors. Find out more about a selection of our projects below.

You are always welcome to visit or contact us to find out more about our services and discuss how our team can support your next project.

Steve Jones

Steve Jones
Building Services

With over 30 years’ experience as a Building Services Consultant, Steve’s expansive portfolio spans a broad range of sectors and project scales, including the £1.1bn Aspire Defence project where he played a leading role. Steve heads – up strategic design for our Bristol and South – West projects and is responsible for our overall service delivery.

With a proven track record across all market sectors including commercial, residential and education, Steve also has specialist knowledge of the industrial and defence sectors, and he has established long term relationships with key clients such as MTC.

Prioritising the development of client relationships and taking a hands – on approach to his work, Steve’s expertise in the construction industry, combined with his track record in project delivery, means that he adds significant value to the projects he leads.

Throughout his career, Steve has played a pivotal role in delivering schemes for end users, developers and contactors. He integrates fully with client and contractor teams and promotes excellent communication in support of successful project delivery.

His proven ability to engage successfully with stakeholders and user groups means he understands their needs and assimilates their feedback into designs. Solution focused, Steve proactively identifies and communicates potential risks to reach optimum solutions in a highly efficient way.

Richard Stockwell

Richard Stockwell
Regional Director,
Infrastructure and

David Knight

David Knight
Regional Director,

Net Zero
& Sustainability

We ensure sustainability and net zero principals are embedded in every project at every opportunity.

& Appraisal

The ability to accurately assess the true value of any acquisition or asset is pivotal in the decision making process of any scheme.

Planning &

Exemplary designs need the best site teams to bring them to life, and we take great pride in helping you realise your vision.

Construction & Development

We cover all sectors and span all engineering and environmental disciplines, bringing the right expertise at each stage.

Operation &
Asset Management

Our in–house expertise provides you with a total solution to help you manage and operate your assets.


We recognise the need to optimise the value of your assets whether they are newly constructed properties or existing building stock.

Project Lifecycle Support

Latest News & Projects

Waterman appoints new head of heritage

Waterman is delighted to welcome Sally Hales as Technical Director to lead our national heritage team.

Sally brings over 25 years’ experience in advising a wide range of clients on the archaeological and built heritage issues on new residential, infrastructure, industrial, and recreational developments. She returns to Waterman after 15 years with WSP and Mouchel, where she helped develop and grow UK-wide heritage teams.

Over the course of her career, Sally has gained a deep understanding of all aspects of heritage consultancy, from initial feasibility and option studies, archaeological risk assessments and written schemes of investigation, through to the design, implementation and management of archaeological fieldwork. Her extensive portfolio includes the management of archaeology and heritage issues on large infrastructure schemes such as the A5 Western Transport Corridor in Northern Ireland and the Grantham Southern Quadrant Link Road in Lincolnshire.

Sally has liaised extensively with national consultees such as Historic England, Historic Environment Scotland, Cadw and HED Northern Ireland, alongside archaeological advisors within Local Authorities. She has also acted as Expert Witness for heritage issues and is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and the Registered Post Holder for Waterman.

Richard Stockwell, Waterman’s Regional Director for Infrastructure & Environment in the South West commented: “With our growing portfolio of strategic land projects and major infrastructure schemes, Sally’s skills and experience will be key to growing our national heritage offer. I look forward to working with Sally to help meet the needs of our clients and deliver sustainable developments across the UK.”

Sally Hales