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Kevin McKeown

International Development Director


CEng, MIFireE, MSc BSc(Hons), BA

As International Development Director, Kevin leads our growth plans internationally. With a strong track record of setting up and growing our national fire safety division to become one of the largest specialist teams in the UK, Kevin’s dynamic approach is paving the way for Hydrock’s expanding international footprint.

Working closely with our teams in Australia and the middle east, Hydrock is establishing and deepening our relationships with clients and business partners in these regions, bringing the strength and depth of Hydrock’s well-established multi-disciplinary expertise and thought leadership, shaping places, communities and infrastructure that inspires and respects the environment, and delivers societal and asset value for everyone. Supporting Hydrock’s ambition to continue to grow, Kevin also continues to explore exciting opportunities in new markets, that will enable us to lead the way on energy, engineering and sustainability in a global setting.

Whilst Kevin’s significant expertise lies in fire safety strategy development and fire engineering, he has worked across multiple sectors including residential, commercial, public sector, MoD, nuclear, oil and gas, bringing with him a broad range of experience that spans the built environment.

Kevin’s career experience includes the fire-fighting shafts pressurisation design specification for the c1km tall observation tower within the Dubai Creek Harbour scheme; advising on the Electric Boulevard at Battersea Power Station; the fire safety strategy development for the 31-storey New City Court commercial development in London; the 29-storey Shard Place residential development in London; and Victoria Gate Arcade in Leeds.