Specialisms

Expert advice and challenge

At the heart of our nuclear management consultancy offering is the provision of expert advice across a wide range of nuclear disciplines – from nuclear safety governance and culture to decommissioning strategy and development of corporate governance arrangements.

External Wall Fire Review Process

Hydrock’s External Wall Fire Review team work with surveyors, property managers, investors, local authorities and developers to assist with the external wall fire review process on residential buildings that exceed 18m in height.

Fire engineering

Across all types of building structures, we deliver fire safety strategies and fire engineering design that delivers regulatory approval and achieves the architectural objective whilst providing an efficient solution that is not over-engineered.

Fire risk management

With a focus on multi-site property portfolios and large, complex buildings, we assess the effectiveness of existing fire risk management strategies, audit fire risk management protocols and recommend areas for improvement.

Independent peer review

Our team of highly experienced nuclear consultants deliver both independent and critical reviews of technical and strategic documentation ahead of submission to nuclear regulators, including safety case submissions and best available technique assessments.

Master planning

Planning and master planning caters for the rapidly changing requirements of the public realm, including population size, technology and waste management. Our designers are considering energy, wind, air quality, utilities and waste management to maximise the ultimate sustainability of a site.

MEPH systems design

The real test of successful MEPH design is users and building occupants being totally unaware of their existence. Getting it right is where we come in. We design all the fundamental mechanical and electrical systems that enable a building to be used efficiently and sustainably, delivering comfort, ease of use, safety and asset value.

Nuclear and industrial fire safety

We advise on fire safety management at nuclear, oil and gas, and other high hazard facilities. Our fire engineering modelling and analysis, and our work on education, process and procedure ensures our clients create safe environments in these critical industries.

Nuclear safety case management and development

Our nuclear specialists provide strategic oversight and management support to the delivery of key safety cases for new build operators, as well as preparing and reviewing safety cases for a range of nuclear sector clients.

Nuclear safety governance and regulatory interface support

As former regulators and operators of nuclear licensed sites, our senior personnel have unrivalled knowledge and experience of nuclear site licensing and safety governance processes.

Organisational capability

For prospective nuclear site licensees involved in the development of new nuclear power stations in the UK, we support development of an appropriate and proportionate organisational capability in order to demonstrate compliance with the legal and regulatory requirements.

Post occupancy evaluation

Where soft landings is about the handover/transition process, post occupancy evaluation (POE) is about ensuring the environment – particularly the workplace environment – is meeting its needs. By focussing on the health, wellbeing and comfort of your occupants, workplace productivity is proven to go up.