Wide Variety of Projects Gives Clancy Consulting the Edge

Article posted on: 27th April 2015

Clancy Consulting recently featured in the April edition of the Project Scotland Magazine, the Scottish construction news magazine. The article reflects on what has helped give Clancy Consulting the edge in todays challenging and competitive market.

Focusing on our Scottish offering with offices in both Glasgow and Prestwick we look to the advantages delivered, both internally and for our clients, though the provision a full mix of civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering and working in partnership across the two offices and nationally.

Headed up by Neil Orrock (Director at Prestwick) and John Mitchell (Director of Glasgow) the two offices are proactive in the continued development of their offerings from the adoption of best practice through to supporting the professional development of all staff we recognise the importance of investing in all aspects of our business and working together and this is what we feel has helped set us apart.

Through the management of projects across multiple sectors of the built environment including: commerce, healthcare, education and industrial we offer a full scope of services to support our clients and deliver innovative and award winning projects.

We continue to undertake a noteworthy amount of work within the housing sector which has provided us with the opportunity to work on a number of bespoke, award-winning architectural projects including Far Field House an architectural dwelling house at a remote location in Loch Awe, Argyll. For this project we were commissioned to undertake full civil and structural engineering design services. Far Field House required an innovative design that was in keeping with its surrounding environment. This included creating the roof geometry with large overhanging eaves in two directions and the use of minimal support columns on the balcony for aesthetic purposes. Both features the architect was keen to include and Clancy Consulting were able to deliver a design that met the architects aspirations and was in keeping with the location. This project went on to win the Daily Telegraph’s Homebuilding and Renovating Awards 2014, The Herald Property Awards for ‘Best Individual New Build’ and also gained GIA Commendation.

As with many firms in the sector a major test for Clancy is finding quality staff. John commented:

“It would be nice to be able to attract graduates with three or four years experience … when you have a few of them working together they bounce off each other and it helps their progression. However there’s been a dearth of those guys, a lot of them have perhaps been lost to the industry. Last year we employed two graduates; they have settled in well and are gaining valuable work experience. They’re the ones we see as leading the way in terms of things like BIM and undertaking design to eurocodes … The best advice for those facing tough choices about what area of the industry to enter would be to gain a broad range of experience, which is where a company like ours can be of benefit, as we see ourselves as mid-stream with a wide range of projects.”

For Further information regarding our Scottish offices or any of our offices please contact marketing@clancy.co.uk

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