Sweco invests in structural expertise with major new appointment

Published on: 12 Mar 2018

Engineering, environment and design consultancy Sweco has boosted its senior buildings team in the UK, as the company continues its targeted growth in the structural design and multi-discipline engineering consultancy market.

Daniel Singh joins the business from Arup as Executive Structural Engineer, bringing 13 years’ experience in delivering high-end, architecturally-led projects, which include the new Arts & Humanities Building at Manchester Metropolitan University with architects Allies and Morrison, and the flagship Lusail stadium with Foster + Partners for the 2022 FIFA world cup in Qatar.

In his previous role, Daniel also worked on the expansion of the main stand of Anfield stadium for Liverpool FC (adding 8,500 extra seats), the delivery of the seven-storey Charles Street Building at Sheffield Hallam University and as a technical advisor for ITV on the Coronation Street Studios development at Media City, Salford.

In his new position, Daniel will support the growth of the current 35-strong team of structural engineers while boosting Sweco’ s portfolio of high-end, architecturally-led work across the UK.

David Leversha, Sweco Structural Engineering Director for buildings, said: “Daniel’s parametric design skills and experience of completing high-end, iconic projects will enhance our integrated, engineering, planning and consultancy capability, and build on our building services portfolio across the public and private sectors. We have a strong pipeline of multi-disciplinary, high value construction opportunities in the UK and Daniel’s appointment will help the business capitalise on these.”

Daniel said: “My background in delivering complex, high profile buildings is a good fit for Sweco. I’m looking forward to driving forward the parametric design and virtual reality capabilities of the team and helping the business achieve its ambitious growth plans.”

The news follows Sweco’s appointment to two lots of the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) flagship consultancy framework, which will assist the government deliver the £163bn of construction projects planned in the Government Construction Strategy 2016-2020.

The business consults on major projects nationwide via its network of offices, with recent projects including Number 1 Spinningfields in Manchester, One Nine Elms on London’s South Bank, Bloomberg’s new European headquarters, Five Pancras Square at King’s Cross and the new Camden Council headquarters and community facility building.