Eva Mills

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Eva Mills Divisional Director, Building Performance Engineering

Eva leads our highly successful national building performance engineering business. She has deep experience of leading MEP teams from early concept design stages through detailed design to construction and close out. In 2019, Eva was recognised as ‘Best woman electrical and mechanical engineer’ at the European Women in Construction and Engineering Awards.

Since joining Hydrock in 2016, Eva has acted as project director delivering the M&E design on a major hi-spec R&D facility for Dyson, working closely with the on-site construction team to meet a fast-paced programme. In addition, she has also been instrumental in our work on the new headquarters for the UK Hydrographic Office and on our work with retirement living specialist, PegasusLife.

In a career spanning over 20 years, Eva is highly experienced in operations, project delivery and client and stakeholder management. She has managed projects across the residential, office and industrial sectors, has particular experience in tall towers design, and her career track record includes working both internationally and on major schemes in London.

Career highlights include developing the building services concept for the phase 3 masterplan for the China World Center which provided over 1.5 million sq ft of conference, retail, 50-storey office and residential high-rise accommodation, plus the landmark 81-storey mixed use tower, which includes the flagship 278-room Shangri-La Hotel. Eva worked closely with all stakeholders including the construction and maintenance teams to develop a design that met the 3-year construction programme.

In addition, Eva was the project director for the £49m Swiss Cottage residential and leisure development in London, led the design team to develop the former Howard Air Force Base in Panama Pacifico, and played a key role in the design of the 39-storey, 126 Phillip Street in Sydney, Australia, designed with an external services core to provide column-free office floor plates to best utilise the narrow site and provide unrestricted views of the harbour.