Morgan Tucker's ambitious strategy for growth has moved a major step forward with the opening of a new London base.
Due to significant new contract wins with clients in the south of England, the Notts-based firm of consulting engineers has opened an office in a prestigious location close to Westminster Abbey.
Morgan Tucker, which now boasts a team of more than 30 people, now has its sights firmly set on Manchester for a third office location following major project wins in the north west. The firm has also made a series of strategic high-profile hires – including Tim Doubell as an associate, to head up the company’s structural engineering division.
MD Matthew Tucker says that a London office was needed in order to service an increasing number of London-based clients.
He said: “We are working with one of the UK’s largest RSLs, One Housing Group, helping them to deliver a number of large scale housing developments in the south east. We have also recently started working for an organisation called West Register which is the property development arm of the Royal Bank of Scotland.
“Other organisations we are working with, and hence the reason for the new office, include Network Rail, Ashley House Plc, McArdle Group etc. Some of our existing larger established clients such as DB Schenker and Aggregate Industries are increasing their London presence and we want to make sure we are continuing to grow with them too.”
As well as setting up new sites to manage increased workload, Morgan Tucker has also made a significant investment into the way in which the business operates.
The company has invested in Building Information Modelling (BIM) which is the process of generating and managing building data during its life cycle.
“BIM will completely change the way our industry operates,” says Matthew. “The Government has said that all publicly procured construction projects will be designed and managed by the BIM principles.
“This is a major investment and will really benefit Morgan Tucker and its clients. All in all, we are undergoing a period of radical growth and innovation. The past two years have been difficult for the property industry, we all know that, but Morgan Tucker is seeing tremendous change.”
Morgan Tucker, multi-disciplined consulting engineers specialising in all types of building development and construction related projects, pulled off a major coup when it won work on the London 2012 Olympic site. The company has ambitious plans to expand quickly over the next three years, with the intension of employing 200 staff in the next eight years.