Leeds

Leeds

2nd Floor
Victoria Wharf
4 The Embankment
Sovereign Street
Leeds LS1 4BA

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Our Experts

Located close to Leeds railway station, our office is ideally placed to make the most of the city’s heritage, retail and cultural amenities. Our welcoming and diverse team is working on some of the most prestigious and innovative projects in Leeds, across the UK and around the world.

From cutting-edge waste and recycling schemes such as Edmonton EcoPark to world-class industrial and manufacturing facilities like Siemens Hull and SeAH Teesside, 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.

John Hughes
Director,
Infrastructure and
Environment

John joined Waterman in 2000 and became a Regional Director in 2011. Throughout his career with Waterman, he has been instrumental in the diversification and growth of the infrastructure and environment business in the North of England. A specialist in land conditions, John also leads our key frameworks with Merseytravel and West Yorkshire Combined Authority. His project highlights include the Liverpool Cruise Liner Terminal, the Isle of Man Ferry Terminal, Manchester’s Voltage Logistics Park, and Merseyside’s Green Bus Routes. John’s strategic thinking, collaborative approach and stakeholder engagement skills facilitate the unlocking of development sites that would normally be prohibitive due to site constraints or abnormal costs.

Steve Halmshaw

Steve Halmshaw
Director,
Building Services

Steven brings over 20 years’ experience to his role as Board Director and Director of Building Services in Leeds. He has played a leading role in major multidisciplinary projects across the North, championing the delivery of BIM – based design solutions which facilitate modern methods of construction.

Steven has cross – sector experience spanning retail, leisure, commercial and residential through to educational, industrial and energy to waste sectors. Employing his strong leadership skills, Steven is pivotal in delivering our major projects and he provides an in depth understanding of project needs to guarantee successful outcomes.

Passionate about embedding climate resilience in the built environment, Steven is at the forefront of integrating BIM MEP design with embodied carbon tracking tools in collaboration with our Net Zero sustainability services team.

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Barry Lister
Regional Director,
Structures

Net Zero
& Sustainability

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

Acquisition
& 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 &
Design

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.

Divestment

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

Siemens Gamesa expands Hull wind turbine blade manufacturing facility

In a major boost for renewable energy production as the UK gears-up to meet net zero targets, Siemens Gamesa’s wind turbine blade manufacturing facility in Hull is being 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. Providing a welcome employment boost for the region, the expansion will also add 200 new jobs to the 1,000-strong workforce already employed at the site.

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.

In a recent statement, former Prime Minister, Boris Johnson said: “The Humber region embodies the UK’s green industrial revolution, with new investment into developing the next generation of wind turbines set to create new jobs, export opportunities and clean power across the country…..we need to see more countries embracing new technologies, building green industries and phasing out coal power for a sustainable future.”

Waterman’s Building Services Director, Steven Halmshaw, said: “I’m delighted that we have continued our relationship with Siemens Gamesa and VolkerFitzpatrick to contribute to the design of the new wind turbine manufacturing buildings. With a backdrop of rising demand for sustainably produced energy, coupled with increasing efficiency in capture and storage methods, the increased capacity of this specialist manufacturing facility will ultimately help secure a climate-resilient future for the UK, whilst bringing vital employment opportunities to the region.”

Construction work began in August, with completion scheduled for May 2023.

 

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