Congratulations! Hannan Team Promotions News

Congratulations! Hannan Team Promotions News

We are delighted to announce the following promotions within the Hannan team…..


Andy Carrington – Director 

Andy joined Hannan Associates as an apprentice mechanical design engineer 25 years ago. He has developed consistently and is a key member of the Hannan team contributing to the success of a wide range of projects and some of our longest-standing clients. Andy has helped the business progress, improving standards and methods of working to ensure we meet changing industry needs.

Vicky Priestley – Marketing Director

Vicky joined Hannan Associates 20 years ago as a Marketing Assistant and PA to the directors. Her continued loyalty and enthusiasm has led to her growth within the business and she has become an integral part of the leadership team, driving the marketing & business development related activities and supporting the other main business operations.

Tom Cutt – Associate Mechanical Engineer

Tom joined Hannan Associates eight years ago as a Graduate mechanical design engineer and during this time he has worked hard to progress as a design engineer, team player and team leader. He is driven and focused, with a keen interest in sustainability. He has played a key role in the successful delivery of many projects.

Juan Carlos – Head of BIM

Juan joined Hannan Associates eight years ago to develop our in-house BIM capability to meet changing industry standards . He continues to maintain high standards within the BIM department whilst developing the skills of other team members.

Shaun Wilkinson – Head of Construction Monitoring  

Shaun joined Hannan Associates ten years ago and has 25 years industry experience.  Shaun’s eye for detail and excellent communication skills lends themselves to the project monitoring role and he now leads our in-house monitoring service. Shaun is a positive team player and leader, who brings enthusiasm and a sense of humour to his teams. 



Vicky Priestley

Vicky Priestley

Marketing Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

40 Years of Hannans: Q&A with John Walker

40 Years of Hannans: Q&A with John Walker

Name: John Walker

Role: Director

Tell us a little bit about how you came to join Hannan Associates and what it was like when you started.

The previous director decided to emigrate to New Zealand and I responded to a Hannan advertisement for an Electrical Director Designate.

I was interviewed by Bill, Heather and Ian and was lucky to land the position.

Hannan Associates was a successful business with a good reputation when I joined but I could see there were areas of improvement needed to underpin the success and move it forwards.

There was too much focus on Bill Hannan as an individual and not enough on the other talented people in the business so we began to market the wider skills base with clients.

How has the business changed since you joined?

The Business relocated to a new office in Denton which showcased some of the ideas and technologies we were recommending to clients at the time.

The design processes and the skills we require have evolved, driven by the availability of design software and faster computer technology.

Sustainability and the need to improve the performance of buildings has significantly enhanced our role within the design teams and our relationship with the architect.

The increased complexity of developments and buildings has resulted in more specialists being required within the team and we now offer a much wider range of services to clients to meet this demand.

We now operate successfully in a wider range of sectors some of which have been planned and some has been in response to repeat client requests.

What do you think has been the key to keeping so many long-term clients happy over the years?

Everyone in the business is aware of how important it is to keep repeat clients happy and has a good understanding of what it takes but I think it goes beyond that because our people are genuinely interested in delivering what is needed for success on the projects even if that means stepping outwith our scope and I think clients recognise this.

In terms of the process for us it includes; helping to define our own scope, self management, building relations with the team, flexibility, commercial awareness, technical competence, meeting deadlines, good communication and delivering value on fees.

What do you think the next ten years holds for Hannan Associates and the industry?

The focus on sustainability will continue to offer significant opportunities as we approach the worldwide carbon deadlines for 2030 and beyond.

The pace of change looks like it will be the main challenge for us over the coming years. If we are to take advance of the opportunities we will need to embrace and master the new technologies and design tools which are likely to include AI.

Construction needs to be more diverse and whilst we have moved forwards there is much more to do.

What are you most proud of in terms of your contribution to the business? 

The systems and processes which we have implemented to help us deliver our services.

The successes we’ve had with the people who joined us a graduates and trainees – even the ones who moved on.

The freedom enjoyed by the staff and the absence of red tape and bureaucracy.

The stability of the company and the way we have responded UK and World recessions.

John Walker

John Walker


Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Prestwich Village Regeneration Plans

Prestwich Village Regeneration Plans

Image Courtesy of Muse Places

Hannan Associates are currently working to deliver a £100million regeneration scheme within Prestwich Town Centre. The scheme is being brought forward via a joint venture partnership formed between Muse Places & Bury Council.

The existing Longfield Shopping Centre and a nearby surface car park are proposed to be used as a platform for the Phase 1 development, which will comprise of the following:

Plot A

Approx 37,000sqft Community Hub comprising community/event space, library, open plan office or health facilities, generally delivered to CAT A level of fit-out, with shell & core retail space within the ‘pavilion’ at ground floor level.

Plot B

Approx 25,000sqft retail and leisure facility constructed over ground+1 storey, with first floor open plan gym / office delivered to CAT A level of fit-out, with shell & core retail space at ground floor level.

Plot C

Approx 10,000sqft Market Hall including general retail, fresh food, and food & beverage stalls, with front of house seating area.

Plot G

Ground+3 storey car park transport hub delivering approx. 350nr spaces inluding 20% EVC provision.

Phase 2 of the development shall deliver the residential elements of the scheme and shall be brought forward in the future.



Image Courtesy of Muse Places

Energy Strategy

National Policy, local legislation and the Clients’ sustainability policies will operate to reduce energy demand and CO2 emissions, enhancing the sustainability credentials of the development.

Each of the plots has been designed with the aim of reducing operational energy and carbon emissions, and as such, each is employing a fossil fuel free all-electric strategy, with no provision of mains gas to the development.

Passive measures have been prioritised to reduce energy demand, including enhanced fabric performance and air permeability, along with optimised glazing design.

Active measures have been taken to optimise the energy efficiency of fixed base build systems, i.e. Mechanical ventilation incorporating heat recovery, low flow sanitaryware, energy efficient LED lighting and controls systems.

Low & Zero Carbon Technologies have been incorporated where applicable in the form of high efficiency heat pumps to generate space heating, and allocation of dedicated zones at roof level for installation of a PV array.


Plots A, B & C have been designed to achieve a minimum of BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

Hannan Associates Appointment

We are working on behalf of the Client to;

  • Assess works associated with existing utilities networks to accommodate the new development proposals.
  • Consult regarding new utility supply requirements.
  • Provide MEP design duties for each plot and the associated public realm.
  • Assess the anticipated building performance using operational energy modelling techniques.
  • Undertake the BREEAM assessments for the relevant plots.

Hannan Associates are working in conjunction with Jon Mathews Architects, Chroma, Civic Engineers, MAC Construction Consultants, Hoare Lea, DFC & Asteer Planning.




Thomas Cutt

Thomas Cutt

Associate Mechanical Design Engineer

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Refurbishment Plans for Ronald McDonald House Alder Hey

Refurbishment Plans for Ronald McDonald House Alder Hey

Image Courtesy of Ronald McDonald House Charities UK

Our client, Ronald McDonald House Charities UK have revealed plans for the multi-million-pound refurbishment of its 83 bedroom house at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.

The refurbishment works will include a complete refit of all bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms and the addition of family kitchens to each floor. Interconnecting rooms will be created for larger / blended families and the dayroom facilities will be improved to offer complimentary services such as hairdressing, yoga and family support. There will also be a re-landscaped garden for all age groups. 

We are providing Building Services Engineering consultancy for the project, which will include the complete replacement of the heating and domestic hot water system with a new system incorporating a micro CHP unit supplemented by gas fired boilers.

LED lighting will be installed throughout along with roof mounted photovoltaics. 

We are working alongside AEW Architects, MAC Construction, Urban Green, Heyne Tillett Steel, Hydrock and Mike Jackson Associates on the project design team.


Image Courtesy of Ronald McDonald House Charities UK

Ronald McDonald House Charities UK provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for families whose children are undergoing treatment, giving them a warm and welcoming environment where they can stay for as long as they need. The RMH Alder Hey will benefit more than 900 families who will stay there each year.

The charity have raised the majority of the funds needed but have launched a public appeal to help raise the remaining required. If you would like to donate please visit 


“We are delighted to be part of the team involved in the refurbishment of RMH Alder Hey and to have the opportunity to continue our work with this brilliant charity who do such a good job of supporting families during the most difficult of times”

Andrew Carrington

Andrew Carrington

Associate Mechanical Design Engineer

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Ronald McDonald House Oxford

Ronald McDonald House Manchester

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