Anuran Wickramasinghe FCIBSE, an MEP project director with over 30 years’ experience on both UK and international projects has joined Hydrock’s Building Performance Engineering team as a Technical Director.
Anuran joins the company’s rapidly growing Building Performance Engineering team to provide both technical insight on project delivery and to further support the growth of this key business division.
Anuran was previously with Aurecon where he was the MEP lead on the Lusail Stadium, an 80,000 seat stadium which will host the opening ceremony and key fixtures in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Prior to this he was a Regional Director in Qatar and a Board Director in London for Atelier Ten where his work included being MEP and Sustainability Project Director for Msheireb Downtown Doha Phase 3. Anuran has also worked for WSP where his track record included being M&E Project Director on the 43-storey Strata residential development in Elephant and Castle, London, and the £50m Great Ormond Street Hospital redevelopment programme.
Speaking about this appointment, Henry Easterbrook, Divisional Director for Hydrock’s Building Performance Engineering business, said: “It’s a measure of our success and outlook that we can attract people of the calibre of Anuran to Hydrock. Our early-career professionals will learn so much from his deep international experience and he will also be able to offer great support to the continuing development of our client relationships and business growth, particularly in London.”
The culture of Hydrock was a major attraction to Anuran: “When planning my return to the UK from the Middle East, Hydrock was an organisation that impressed me when I researched the market. I liked the fact that they have a multi-disciplinary approach, that they can deliver across the UK, and from my conversations with their senior team I got a real sense of boldness and enthusiasm to develop effective, high performance buildings. It was the culture that made me certain that this was a good fit and a place where I can bring real value to their existing business.”