Engineering consultancy Rodgers Leask has continued its regional growth strategy with the opening of a new office in Liverpool.
Based in Horton House business centre in Exchange Flags, it marks the practice’s first location in the North West and its fifth nationally.
The location offers a prime central spot for the practice which was first established in a single office in Derby in 1984. Now it offers structural, civil, geo-environmental and transport planning services across a range of sectors nationwide.
The office will be headed up by divisional director Chris Pollett, who was influential in the opening and establishment of Rodgers Leask’s Nottingham office in 2021.
He said: “Having worked in Liverpool earlier in my career, I’m proud and excited to be leading our latest expansion.
“I feel that there is a gap in the market that will allow us to offer something different for developers, contractors and architects, although we already have many existing relationships that we’re looking forward to reigniting in this great city.”
Joining Pollett in the Liverpool-based team is principal engineer Gavin Briscoe, senior engineer Daniel Cahill and technician Abbie Butler.
The practice – which also has offices in Derby, Nottingham, Birmingham and Bristol – expects the regional team to grow quickly and become a go-to local business for the next generation of talented engineers. There is currently more than 90 staff working for Rodgers Leak nationally, though a number of vacancies are currently open which will enable the business to grow.
Paul Spencer, managing director at Rodgers Leask, said: “It’s very promising times for the business. Having a base in Liverpool will allow us to provide our new and existing clients with an even better service – a growth approach that has worked for us elsewhere in the country.
“It’s important to us that we choose the right locations for expansion and in Liverpool we’re confident it has the right credentials.”