Newcomers Adam Au, Mike Dunlavy, Josh Shell, Ed McNaught and Harry Ross with promoted Courtney McGee and Luke Collins. Credit: via Clothier Lacey

TGA relocates, adds to headcount

The consulting engineer has expanded into new office accommodation in West One, Forth Banks, close to Newcastle’s Stephenson Quarter, promoting three team members and adding six newcomers.

The new recruits include principal mechanical engineer Michael Dunlavy, senior electrical engineer Jack Atkinson and Ed McNaught, a highly experienced healthcare specialist who is a Fellow of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management.

Also incoming are Harry Ross, a graduate building performance engineer; a trainee mechanical engineer, Adam Au, who has moved to the UK from Hong Kong; and Josh Shell, who joins as a trainee electrical engineer.

Three existing staff members have also been promoted: Courtney McGee becomes a senior Revit technician, Luke Collins has been promoted to BIM co-ordinator from a senior technician role and James Davison has been bumped up to associate with responsibility for developing the specialist lighting design department.

TGA Consulting Engineers, which recently celebrated its 60th anniversary, also has offices in Durham at Salvus House, Leeds and in London. The Newcastle office has relocated from Charlotte Square.

Aside from providing much more work space, its new accommodation provides social space with a larger reception area, a social lounge and collaboration area, an eight-person executive board room, a four-person meeting room, a social breakout/refreshment area, ample storage space and car parking.

TGA director, Scott Graham, said: “We now have far more space, which means we no longer need to share meeting facilities with other tenants and we are still close enough to the city centre, so we see West One as a great base for future expansion.

“Throughout last year we continued to pick up several new projects – resulting in an increase in turnover in line with our growth plans. This meant that by early summer, we were rapidly outgrowing our existing office accommodation and it has taken until now to find suitable accommodation that ticked all the boxes for us.”

TGA has been in a rich vein of form, picking up work with Tier One contractors including Morgan Sindall, for which it is providing building services design for the 94,000 sq ft Callerton Academy, while it is working on heat decarbonisation plans at five sites for Durham University.

The firm also worked with Mosedale Gillatt on 17Nineteen, the RIBA North East Building of the Year.

The appointments bring the total number of staff employed across all TGA offices to 48.

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