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Experienced international structural engineer, Alex Johnston, joins Hydrock

24th May 2021

We are delighted to announce that Alex Johnston has joined Hydrock as a Technical Director in our Civil & Structural Engineering team, with a specific focus on London-based clients.

With over 20 years’ experience, Alex joins Hydrock from Buro Happold where he worked for 15 years on a wide range of major national and international projects. His sector experience includes commercial, residential, stadia, education and aviation projects.

Alex’s career track record includes Millharbour in London Docklands – two residential towers with podium bases and a shared basement; Battersea Power Station Phase 3; Millbrook Park, North London – a variety of multi-storey apartment blocks and basement car parking; and the Olympic Stadium Transformation, Lea Valley. Internationally, his projects include Msheireb Downtown Doha, Phases 2 & 3 in Qatar; Dallas Fort Worth Alliance Airport in Texas; and the FC Cincinnati Stadium.

Speaking about Alex’s appointment, Jerry King, Divisional Director of our Civil & Structural Engineering team, said, “We’re delighted to welcome Alex to Hydrock. With his experience of working with London-based clients, he will work closely with both our fast-growing multi-disciplinary team in London, and our other key regional teams. His depth of client relationships and experience of leading major projects, both in London and beyond, will be a real asset to our continuing growth.”

Commenting on his appointment, Alex said: “I’ve had such a warm welcome to Hydrock from colleagues across the UK, it’s been such a positive experience.

“This is an important time for structural engineering as we use our skills and knowledge to help clients reduce both the embodied and operational carbon emissions from buildings. The ability to think creatively around the re-use of existing buildings to minimise the environmental impact from demolition and new build is critical to helping meet our overall carbon reduction targets and reducing climate change. I’m excited to get stuck into our projects at Hydrock and help clients with this agenda.”