Meet the Team Q&A: Hayley Sheppard

Meet the Team Q&A: Hayley Sheppard

Name: Hayley Sheppard

Role: BREEAM & Sustainability Consultant

How did you become a BREEAM & Sustainability Consultant?

I was interested in the environment. I was brought up in the countryside and as a kid I always noticed things like littering and it upset me. I always had a real sense of wanting to protect the environment.   

I studied Environmental Management and Sustainability at University and my first job out of Uni was for a local company offering Carbon accreditations. This leant itself really well working with companies and assessing their performance in relation to sustainability.

What’s your favourite thing about your job?

I do enjoy the project management aspect, completing projects and getting certificates is satisfying. I also love seeing innovative technologies and building solutions – it never ceases to amaze me how ingenious humans can be to solve problems. I also love noseying around sites and new buildings before they open to the public!

Out of all the projects you’ve been involved with have you got a favourite and why?

My first BREEAM certificate was quite a special one; it was a new university building in Liverpool so that was memorable. My favourite current project is probably the Ralli Quays office building in Salford. The design team is really proactive and pushing the boundaries with this building and it’s exciting to watch it unfold.

How has the industry changed since you first started your career?

When I did my degrees, the industry was really starting to gain momentum. I would say that is still building and there is so much more ‘noise’ around sustainability, but I’m not sure it’s translating into enough action

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

I enjoy being active; riding my horse, mountain biking and walking the dog with my partner, we also love going out for tea!

If you weren’t an engineer, what would you be?

I tried to be a professional horse rider out of college and I wasn’t brave enough! So I’d probably be a psychologist. I am very interested in mental health and do believe it is intrinsically linked to achieving a sustainable society.

Hayley Sheppard

Hayley Sheppard

BREEAM & Sustainability Consultant

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Meet the Team Q&A: Tom Cutt

Meet the Team Q&A: Tom Cutt

Name: Tom Cutt

Role: Mechanical Design Engineer

Years at Hannans: 5

How did you become a building services engineer?

During my time at school and college I worked in a garage assisting with car repairs and services, as I had always wanted to own and maintain my own classic car. Alongside my interest in mechanics and how things work, I found myself performing better in science-based subjects, which meant a degree in Mechanical Engineering was the ideal course.

After completing my degree, I returned to work as a bar supervisor whilst searching for permanent jobs. My employer had previously run an engineering firm and he recommended Hannan’s. After making initial contact, I was invited to two interviews and started with Hannan soon after.

What’s your favourite thing about your job?

I find it really satisfying to get involved on a project at an early stage and develop the M&E strategies, begin to present these on drawings, then see the various services installed as drawn when the project advances to construction phases.

Out of all the projects you’ve been involved with have you got a favourite and why?

The majority of my experience stems from the commercial and residential sectors and of these projects one of my favourites has been the Oakfield 4 development, which is currently under construction at Cheadle Royal Business Park.

The building is modest in size, however the design team have had to overcome a number of challenges as a result of some tenant specific requirements. The proposed tenant is a prestigious American multi-national chemical corporation, who will use the building as their new UK headquarters and incorporates research & development facilities.

How has the industry changed since you first started your career?

Even in the relatively short time I’ve been in the industry; there has been a significant shift towards BIM protocol and Revit, which helps in co-ordinating with other disciplines early on in the design stages of a project.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

In my spare time I try to keep active both in the gym and by running. I also play rugby and (try to play) golf.

If you weren’t an engineer, what would you be?

If I wasn’t an engineer; I would have liked to join one of the armed forces.  

 

 

Thomas Cutt

Thomas Cutt

Mechanical Design Engineer

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Mountpark Warrington Omega II Progressing on Site

Mountpark Warrington Omega II Progressing on Site

Mountpark Warrington Omega phase II is the latest development at Omega South distribution park.

This state-of-the-art logistics development funded by Mountpark Logistics comprises three units of 307,807 sq ft, 225,312 sq ft and 203,180 sq ft.

Each unit will include a rooftop solar PV array and battery storage that will meet about 50 per cent of the facility’s incoming supply capacity.

Hannans are providing MEP design and monitoring services, infrastructure services consultancy and BREEAM assessment.

We are pleased to join Chetwood Architects, Doig & Smith, WSP and Projex Solutions on the project design team, and the principal contractor McLaren Construction.

The scheme is under construction and the first two units are due to be complete by January 2021.

The Hannan industrial & logistics team have been involved with the development of Omega Business Park since 2012; providing Building Services & Utility Infrastructure consultancy to Omega Warrington Ltd and several of the tenants across both the North and South sites.

Hannan Associates are experts in Building Services Engineering and Infrastructure solutions for the industrial sector and In total we have helped our clients with the development of over 3.0 million square feet of industrial and logistics space. Please click here to see our brochure:

If you would like to talk to us about a future project please get in touch.

John Walker

John Walker

Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Hello, from our homes to yours!

Hello, from our homes to yours!

How is everyone doing six weeks into lock-down?

Team Hannan have settled into working from home and everyone is doing a brilliant job of maintaining ‘business as usual.’ With a little help from the miracle of modern technology we remain apart yet connected. 

We are increasingly thankful to all the key workers, selflessly risking their safety to continue to provide essential services for us during this time and we feel very proud of how UK communities & businesses have come together to support each other and help fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

We are thankful for our strong client base and the interesting projects that are keeping us busy and we are each making the most of the additional free time we do have to reflect and take stock; learn new skills & hobbies; exercise; bake; read and catch up with friends and family.

Although maintaining a positive outlook towards the unknown territory that still faces us, we very much look forward to things gradually returning to something even vaguely resembling the ‘old normal’ and seeing people in the flesh again soon!

We think that it’s important to maintain contact with one another now more than ever, so if you fancy a virtual coffee and catch up or perhaps have a query about a project please get in touch…….

Stay safe everyone!   

Vicky Priestley

Vicky Priestley

Business Development & Marketing Manager

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Welcome to the team Jack Hopper

Welcome to the team Jack Hopper

We are very pleased to introduce you to Jack Hopper, the latest member of the Hannan team.

Jack has joined Hannan Associates as a thermal modeller to strengthen our building physics and energy modelling team and help continue to meet the increasing demand for this service.

We wish him much luck and happiness in his new role.

Welcome Jack!

“I am very invested in developing designs for high performing buildings and becoming a part of the dynamic team at Hannan. There are lots of exciting projects that I am looking forward to being a part of. It is my priority to create comfortable and usable buildings, and my engineering background brings a fundamental understanding of physics that can be used to develop quality buildings, optimised to perform at their best.”

Our Building Physics team is led by experts in the assessment of building energy usage. Using the latest dynamic thermal modelling software the team work closely with clients at the early stages of the building design process to help make informed decisions about the most effective ways to design their buildings to maximise comfort and ease of use for tenants, whilst minimising energy usage and carbon output.

Please just drop us an email if you would like a chat about how we can help you.

Sean Duffy

Sean Duffy

Mechanical Design & Building Physics Engineer

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Meet the Team Q&A: Ian Joyce

Meet the Team Q&A: Ian Joyce

Name: Ian Joyce

Role: Director & Mechanical Design Engineer

Years at Hannans: 35

How did you become a building services engineer?

I left school at 16 and couldn’t afford to go to university so I wanted a job where I could do day release at college.   I was offered roles as an electrician, a factory manager, a printer and a draftsman at building services companies and   i decided to take the draftsman’s job at Portland Mechanical Services.   I went to college to study for my ONC and HNC in Building and Building Services and developed from there to become an assistant engineer and then a design engineer.

What’s your favourite thing about your job?

Creating buildings is very rewarding , its interesting to see buildings you have been involved in design and even after many years when you see them being demolished or redeveloped!

Out of all the projects you’ve been involved with have you got a favourite and why?

I do enjoy football stadia projects and having worked on the original Maine Road Stadium and then working on the City of Manchester Stadium was very interesting. The Coop HQ in Manchester was the most complex and challenging scheme i have worked on and the redevelopment of Riyadh Airport has been the largest so far at £5 bn.

How has the industry changed since you first started your career?

The technology of communications has massively changed how we work – we used to get letters from site and respond accordingly and now it’s almost instant.  When we wrote specifications we had to get them typed and changes were very difficult – now its all digital. When I started you had to draw in pencil and move on to pens after months of practice before CAD and 3D.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

Jobs around the farm and watching football and other sport.  I like DIY and building or developing property.

If you weren’t an engineer, what would you be?

I should have been in the City! :0)

 

Ian Joyce

Ian Joyce

Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200