John McElwee

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John McElwee Divisional Director, Hydrock MRB

Leading our specialist M&E and energy and sustainability team based in Yorkshire, John has 35 years’ experience in the construction sector working both nationally and internationally.

An electrical engineer by background, John is both a licensed BREEAM Assessor for commercial, retail, leisure, bespoke and international schemes, and a qualified BREEAM Accredited Professional.

John is a highly respected project director working with clients across the commercial, leisure, industrial, hotel and social care sectors. He has led the delivery of work on schemes for Travelodge across the UK, the transformation of 33 Wellington Street in Leeds into a corporate headquarters for Walker Morris, the delivery of boutique hotels for Dakota Hotels in Leeds and Manchester, and the ongoing ‘Multiply’ phases at Logistics North near Bolton for Harworth Estates.

John was Managing Director and a founding director of MRB Consulting Engineers which was acquired by Hydrock in October 2019. He successfully led and grew MRB over 12 years having previously grown an office in Leeds from a standing-start for another consulting practice. John has also previously worked in London and New York.