A focus on our Norwich office, featured in Construction East for Eastern Daily Press

Article posted on: 9th March 2021

Providing multi-disciplinary engineering services to the built environment for nearly 50 years, Clancy Consulting has faced up to the challenges of Covid-19 by embracing change.

Rising to these challenges has, in many ways, brought its 10 regional offices closer together, with greater collaboration and the removal of geographical constraints due to home working. The result has reinforced ambitions to provide pioneering engineering solutions, alongside the latest construction techniques, which focus on long-term sustainable benefits to the local community and beyond.

CEO Martyn Headley said: “Change has been the only constant in our 50-year journey and that has obviously been the case over the last 12 months. Across the country we are delivering fantastic projects by true innovation. In fact, the way in which our dedicated team of almost 200 has responded during this period has been nothing short of remarkable.”

In the Norwich office, workload continues at pace due to strong client relationships and an expanding team thanks to a recent recruitment drive.

The team is embracing the latest technologies on some fascinating projects, including the Digi-Tech Factory at City College Norwich, working with Coffey Architects. Currently onsite, this new learning space will accommodate all digital courses in one high-tech facility.

“The use of ground-breaking mixed reality holographic technology is being trialled on the scheme with design company XLwerks. This enables staff to interact with three-dimensional structures in real-time for a more efficient way of working.

“The concept of ‘adapt and reuse’ is also a very topical thread within the built environment,” says Norwich office director Greg Scott. “The redevelopment of the historic Great Yarmouth Market Place, focusing on regeneration, is a key example of this. The main element of our work involves the design of the large timber glulam roof frame which provides a continuous roof with panels of slatted glazing to create a brighter, airy and welcoming environment.”

A significant proportion of Clancy Consulting’s current schemes involve modern methods of construction to provide greener, faster, smarter solutions and, importantly, assisting in achieving a path towards net-zero carbon.

“Working alongside the UK’s most ambitious off-site modular manufacturers, this method has resulted in new schools and residential schemes across the country,” Greg adds. “Our business ambition of working towards net-zero is taking shape, and we fully recognise that we have a wider part to play in the decarbonisation of both existing and new buildings for our clients.”

Last sentence change to: To read the full article in the ‘Construction East’ supplement, courtesy of Eastern Daily Press, turn to page 16 here.


Image credits:

Coffey Architects – Digi-tech Factory, Norwich City College

Chaplin Farrant – Great Yarmouth Market

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