Bob Swayne

Building Services (M&E) Consulting Engineer & Expert Witness

The Hampden Consultancy, established in 1993, is the trading name of THC Consulting Engineers Limited and specialises in assisting clients in resolving technical and contractual problems with respect to mechanical & electrical engineering services that can (and often do!) occur on many construction projects, whether during the pre-contract or construction phases, or indeed post-contract.

Although ‘trouble-shooting’ and ‘problem-solving’ forms a core activity of The Hampden Consultancy, it is nonetheless our working knowledge of the total building design and construction process, including the contractual elements of building and engineering services contracts, that enables us to provide truly-independent technical advice and support to our clients, often working alongside both client-appointed design teams and on-site project teams.

In addition, by carrying out activities such as design audits both before and during the construction phases, we have ensured that projects are handed over in accordance with both individual client requirements and relevant design standards.

Indeed, our expertise has also enabled us to provide clients with credible and cost-effective solutions to problems such as:

– Development on restricted sites
– Phasing works whilst existing buildings and/or engineering services installations remained in use
– Complex building layouts requiring unusual or innovative technical solutions
– Listed buildings requiring ‘sympathetic’ treatment
– Difficulties caused by geographical locations

In addition, by carrying out activities such as design audits both before and during the construction phases, we have ensured that projects are handed over in accordance with both individual client requirements and relevant design standards.

Whilst our expertise is in respect to healthcare engineering services working on many hospitals both in the UK and overseas, we nonetheless have a good track record of assisting clients in other industry sectors, including defence, government, commercial, retail, sheltered accommodation, private healthcare and nursing homes.

We also undertake expert witness work in respect to mechanical & electrical engineering services, being retained either directly by the instructing client or by their legal representatives.