With a civil, structural and transport engineering practice, Civic Engineers has doubled the size of its Leeds office to accommodate its expanding team and growth plans.
The studio moved from a 1,522-square-foot office suite at Tower Works to a 3,163-square-foot building at the Round Foundry, 100 yards away. Civic Engineers have been responsible for a large number of projects within Leeds and the new office has reinforced its commitment to the city and the thriving South Bank and has continued in the same vein.
The firm worked on the £12m ‘eye-catching’ Ironworks project, which saw the conversion of land off David Street into 53 flats, 15 townhouses and two commercial units, close to a new studio.
The Leeds team have also undertaken extensive strategic planning and venue work on Leeds City Council including Leeds Our Spaces and Leeds Innovation Arc and are currently working on the redevelopment of the House of Fraser site in Briggate.
Leah Stewart, Leeds Office Manager, commented: “When we got back into the office, we were really keen to embrace our new studio as a place to collaborate. We know the value of working together as a team, especially to our younger team members.
“Giving them the opportunity to learn alongside more experienced engineers helps us all work more effectively.
“We are excited to stay on the South Bank and be part of the Marshalls Mill community. We have worked to renovate this campus over the years and have seen the progress that developers have made in the surrounding area. It’s a great part of town to be in.”
The Leeds studio has grown from five to 16 team members in recent years and the larger office allows more flexibility for the team to grow further.
Leah added: “We have access to a fantastic pool of talent here in Leeds and West Yorkshire. We will continue to grow and the new office space will give us freedom to expand. The proximity to Leeds station is a huge positive for us.
“Having a nice place to work is essential. We’re next door to some great local establishments, with lots of great amenities and that’s good for us as a company. We look forward to seeing more team members on a regular basis; sharing ideas and spending time together fuels innovation.”
The team are leading mentorship sessions with Leeds Beckett University as well as the Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, and will work to expand these opportunities in the new year.
By Matthew Neville – Reporter, Bidley
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