5th Floor
Alan House
Clumber Street

t: +44 115 948 2612

Our Experts

Based in the heart of Nottingham, our office is situated just off Old Market Square adjacent to the City Council HQ and benefits from excellent transport links. Our welcoming and diverse team is working on some of the most prestigious and innovative projects in the East Midlands, across the UK and around the world.

From leading-edge arts and media facilities such as the Everyman Theatre and Confetti Institute of Creative Arts to major new student residential developments, 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.

Jonathan Purcell

Jonathan Purcell
Managing Director,
Building Services

A Chartered Building Services Engineer with over 30 years’ design experience across a wide variety of sectors, Jonathan is Managing Director responsible the North. His extensive knowledge and experience allow him to simplify and streamline designs, avoiding overly complex strategies and ensuring deliverable solutions that bring best value. Jonathan is passionate about design and believes in developing strategies that holistically consider and adopt the principles of wellbeing and sustainability. His in – depth expertise in dynamic thermal and energy modelling have seen him deliver excellent solutions across multiple sectors of the built environment.

Jonathan has successfully managed the design of several prestigious new build and refurbishment schemes, including Liverpool’s award – winning Everyman Theatre which won the RIBA Stirling Prize and CIBSE Performance Champion Award.

He also designed Nottingham Trent University’s world – beating creative learning facility, the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies.

Ruth Jeffs

Ruth Jeffs
Infrastructure and

Ruth is an experienced Senior Executive with excellent project management and commercial skills. She joined Waterman in 2016 as our Midlands Regional Director, and is also Chair of the ACE Midlands and joined the ACE National Board in 2018.Her extensive project portfolio includes strategic land sites such as Graven Hill and Mindenhurst, as well as the delivery of the Jersey General Hospital Nightingale Wing. Ruth has also secured local framework opportunities with ESPO, Midlands Connect, Birmingham City Council, Nottingham City Council, EEM, and Oxford City Council. Ruth leads Waterman’s infrastructure and environment team in the Midlands and is a proven project and programme Director who successfully delivers against challenging and complex criteria and timescales. She is passionate about providing trusted, pragmatic, and flexible advice on development and infrastructure projects for a range of private and public sector clients.


Dominic Hardy

Dominic Hardy
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 enhances Nottingham presence with move to prime central location

Through our commitment to a ten-year lease on 3,813 sq ft of prime office space located on the fifth floor of central Nottingham’s Alan House, the move reflects sustained growth in our Midlands workstreams and will allow us to drive our collaborative multidisciplinary working approach.

Harnessing 100% cloud-based technology, the new space will focus on facilitating team collaboration amongst our environmental and engineering specialists who will utilise the UK’s leading desk booking system to maximise the flexibility and efficiency of the premises.

In addition to offering a wide variety of collaborative spaces, the move will also provide our team with an improved welfare offering and will boost their green and active travel options through the extensive local public transport network and onsite bike storage area, showers, changing and drying facilities.

Led by Jonathan Purcell, Ruth Jeffs and Dominic Hardy, the team is looking forward to welcoming existing and new clients to our new premises from 9th May, located at Alan House, Clumber Street, Nottingham NG1 3ED.

Commenting on the relocation, Waterman’s Managing Director for Building Services – North, Jonathan Purcell, said: “I’m delighted that we’ve secured our new Nottingham home at Alan House which will offer an inspiring workplace for our team and clients, helping drive our people-focussed, collaborative culture. This move reflects our continued growth in the Midlands, underlining our commitment to supporting the development of this thriving region’s built environment and infrastructure networks.”

Ruth Jeffs, Waterman’s Director for Infrastructure and Environment, celebrated the move, saying: “This relocation is a clear indication of our continued growth and commitment to strengthening our local presence, delivering our full range of engineering and environmental services from the centre of Nottingham. We’d be delighted to welcome clients and colleagues for a chat and coffee with our team!”

Waterman’s multidiscipline team in Nottingham is supporting a diverse range of schemes, including Nottingham Trent University’s innovative Clinical Skills Centre, Laing O’Rourke’s Centre of Excellence for Modern Construction, supporting Via East Midlands in delivering a range of council services, SeAH Wind’s Teesside offshore turbine base factory, and premium lifestyle brand Joules’ new HQ in Market Harborough. In addition, our specialists are playing a leading role in a wide range of public sector frameworks, strategic infrastructure projects including National Highways, HS2 and national rail stations, along with local residential, education and university schemes.

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