05th December, 2018

From History Graduate to Utilities Consultant: My unexpected route into engineering (as a girl)

Eleanor Wratten shares her journey from History Graduate, to Utilities Consultant – and how we can encourage those without engineering backgrounds into the industry.

30th November, 2018

The Wave London: Inland surfing destination planned for the capital

Inland surfing company, The Wave, have announced plans to partner with Lee Valley Regional Park Authority to develop a planning application for a world-class surfing destination in London.

28th November, 2018

Dilon Hilton joins our building performance team in Manchester

Fired up for a new challenge, Dilon Hilton has joined our building performance engineering business in Manchester to develop our client work across northern England.

28th November, 2018

VISSIM modelling unlocks £75m marina redevelopment

Hydrock’s transportation specialists supported Premier Marinas to achieve planning consent for their £75m investment in re-developing the Noss-on-Dart marina in Devon.

22nd November, 2018

Green light for East Street Mews initiative for young homeless people

Our pro-bono contribution of multi-disciplinary engineering design advice has helped secure planning permission for the development of much needed housing for young homeless people in Bristol.

12th November, 2018

Roger Bareham achieves role of Conservation Accredited Engineer

Roger Bareham, an experienced Technical Director in our structural engineering business, is celebrating passing the rigorous industry assessments to be recognised as a Conservation Accredited Engineer.

06th November, 2018

Film commissioned to celebrate 500 years of engineering innovation in Plymouth

The Institution of Civil Engineers has commissioned a new film ‘Engineering Plymouth’, supported by Hydrock, celebrating how civil engineers have helped to shape the city over the last 500 years.

02nd November, 2018

What a Fitbit can teach us in creating high-performing, sustainable buildings

We have the capability to design high-performing buildings. But how can we call them sustainable if we have no feedback loop in place to monitor and regulate how they are used. Matt Wynn argues what we can learn from Fitbit technology.

30th October, 2018

Multi-disciplinary advice helps secure planning for landmark footbridge in Pontypridd

Hydrock’s team in Cardiff has delivered feasibility studies and detailed engineering design to help secure planning permission for a £2m footbridge hailed as a major project within the regeneration of Pontypridd.

25th October, 2018

Why the BBC painted an unfair picture of integrated transport planning

Did the BBC paint an unfair picture of our industry’s approach to residential planning? We think so. Working with house builders and local authorities our experience is of well-planned developments, integrated with transport networks.

23rd October, 2018

Finding the space: dealing with mandatory SuDS on Welsh development sites

From January 7th 2019, all proposed new developments in Wales must include Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) as recognised by Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010. So what does this mean for development sites?

15th October, 2018

Asbestos in soils – addressing the risks

James Macfarlane, Hydrock’s specialist lead on managing the risks associated with asbestos in soils, recently gave a Q&A interview to Brownfield Briefing ahead of his session at the Brownfield Land Wales 2018 conference.