Award-winning Structural Engineering practice Eckersley O’Callaghan is excited to announce it is opening up a new office in Manchester with Andy King as leading Director. Andy is a highly skilled structural engineer and motivated business leader having previously set up and led offices in Manchester for Whitby Bird (now Ramboll) and most recently Waterman Group’s Northern Structures team.
The new office adds to EOC’s already global presence with offices in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris, Sydney, Shanghai, and Hong Kong and will complement its extremely active UK London headquartered office.
Andy King is a highly skilled structural engineer and motivated business leader having previously set up and led offices in Manchester for Whitby Bird (now Ramboll) and most recently led Waterman Group’s Northern Structures team.
Founding Director Brian Eckersley, originally from Bolton, commented: “Over the past seventeen years, since the inception of our practice, we have developed our work in a truly international sense. We have been fortunate to grow in some of the world’s premier and most prestigious locations providing an exceptional service in Structural and Facade Engineering. Whilst we have already been extremely active in the UK from our London office, we now feel the time is right to expand our presence around the UK. Andy, in addition to his own international experience, has a great deal of experience in the North of England having based himself in in Manchester over the last 20 years. His design pedigree is very much in keeping with our ethos and we are excited to see our UK offering develop.”
Founding Director James O’Callaghan, who was originally a graduate of the University of Manchester commented: “We are looking forward to building our work in the north from our new hub in Manchester, which is a thriving centre of collaboration in the construction industry.”
Andy King said: “EOC are a company that I have seen grow and have admired for the quality and history of their boundary-pushing work for several years now. To me, this is a dream opportunity, that returns me to my passion for strongly design-led structural engineering. I am excited to see how we can develop the EOC brand in the north of the UK.”
Eckersley O’Callaghan is a Structural and Facade Engineer, renowned for its detailed, collaborative and innovative approach to building structures and envelopes. Its clients include Apple, Google, Universities, Museums and Galleries such as the V&A, and Abbot Hall Kendal, as well as private developers. Projects include the Manchester Library Walk link, Lancaster University Spine, and the London Sky Pool as well as their work for Apple in the US and around the world.
The company has won multiple awards including two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise and twice being named Engineering Consultant of the Year.
The new Manchester office comes after recent new openings in Sydney and Delhi, as well as recent growth into new larger offices in Paris, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, a remarkable success story in the past year of the pandemic.
News courtesy of Eckersley O’Callaghan