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John Blanchard

Director, MEP



Based in Leeds, John has over 25 years’ experience in the construction sector having trained as an electrical engineer.

John has particular experience in the infrastructure, retail, hotel, leisure, industrial, social care, healthcare, and commercial sectors.

John’s career includes acting as project director on a number of care villages for Springfield Healthcare across Yorkshire, including Seacroft Green Care Centre in Leeds, the Chocolate Works in York, and schemes in Ilkley, Harrogate and Beverley. He has also led work for Vida Healthcare to deliver dementia care facilities and supported a number of projects at Chesterfield Hospital.

Additionally, John’s retail and leisure experience includes new mixed-use developments that expand and improve the existing offer in locations that include Halifax, Leeds and Beverley, as well as the White Rose Centre on the outskirts of Leeds.

John was a founding director of MRB Consulting Engineers which was acquired by Hydrock in October 2019. In his early career John worked for Northern Electric managing a large team and with responsibility for all technical specifications and the quality of installations carried out by the company.