Events & News News Chamber News Celebration For Structural Engineering Company East Midlands-based civil and structural engineering company BSP Consulting is celebrating a decade in Leicester. It is ten years since the firm opened a Leicester office in De Montfort Street – the third office in the group. Since then, the award-winning company has moved to larger premises, double the size of the original, to cater for increasing demand for its services in the area. “We opened our Leicester office in December 2007 with three staff and since then have gradually grown as we established ourselves as a key civil and structural engineering company in the city,” said Paul Elphick, BSP Consulting director, who manages the Leicester office and has been based at the De Montfort Street branch since it was launched. “During our decade in Leicester we have increased the range of services we offer from this office to include pre-planning support and traffic and transportation engineering, and this has been one of the reasons behind the expansion of the team. “However, as our reputation has grown, so has the number of engineers and technicians we have employed in Leicester and we currently have a team of 15 based in our city office, working across the city, county and beyond.” During the past decade, BSP has provided civil and structural engineering services for a number of key projects in Leicester and Leicestershire, including Makers’ Yard in Leicester’s Creative Quarter, buildings at Brooksby Melton College, refurbishment schemes at Loughborough University, the new Birkett House SEN School in Wigston, and the HQ for Dunelm at Syston. It has also recently supported the development of the Get Busy Living Centre near Melton Mowbray – the rehabilitation centre for those with life-changing sporting injuries, which is being spearheaded by the Matt Hampson Foundation, the charity set up by the former England Under-21 and Leicester Tigers player, Matt Hampson who was paralysed in a rugby accident. In addition, members of staff from the Leicester office have been involved in numerous developments further afield and are currently working on projects as far away as South Wales, where the firm has been appointed to work on the spectacular new multi-million-pound Afan Valley Adventure Resort, which is set over 500 acres of forests and hills and will be the first development of its kind in the UK, and home to a wealth of adrenaline-fuelled indoor and outdoor activities. BSP Consulting managing director David Sumner said: “On behalf of BSP Consulting, I’d like to congratulate Paul Elphick and his team on the way they have built up the Leicester office of the company to become a well-established and highly regarded business in Leicestershire, and to also thank them for their hard work and commitment over the past decade.” The Leicester BSP team headed to Warwick Castle for an away day to mark the tenth anniversary of the office. BSP Consulting was founded in 1999 in Nottingham, and later opened a Derby office before also expanding into Leicester. It offers civil, structural, transportation, environmental and geotechnical engineering services and provides a complete range of consultancy services to all sectors of the construction community, from architects, project managers and contractors to developers and estate agents. For more information, visit www.bsp-consulting.co.uk For more information, contact Paul Elphick on 0116 204 7766.