Built Environment Consulting expands its Nottingham team

L-R: Richard Wilson, Matthew Faulkner, Duane Martin
East Midlands mechanical and electrical engineering firm Built Environment Consulting (BEC) has further expanded its team with the appointment of Duane Martin as a senior mechanical design engineer and Richard Wilson as a mechanical engineer.
Duane and Richard will be based at BEC’s new Nottingham office which opened in November and are part of the firm’s growth strategy in the city.
BEC, which has a second office in Castle Donington, delivers projects across a range of sectors including sport and leisure, hotel and education, and provides leading sustainable solutions for the built environment.
Duane Martin, who lives in Basford and has 12 years of experience as a mechanical design engineer, studied building services engineering at Coventry University.
In his new role, Duane will be responsible for infrastructure designs, handling budget costs, undertaking site quality and legislative inspections, and will work with the mechanical engineers to derive low energy design solutions.
Duane said: “BEC is a company I’ve been interested in for a while and it’s fantastic to be able to work on home soil now that the firm has opened its new Nottingham office.
“Nottingham is a fantastic city to work in with a proactive and progressive commercial property sector. I’m pleased to be joining BEC during this time of growth and look forward to further expanding its client base in the city.”
Richard Wilson, from Sutton-in-Ashfield, who is a specialist in the healthcare, commercial and education sectors, joins BEC from WSP in Cambridge where he worked as a mechanical engineer.
At BEC, Richard will be responsible for the production and co-ordination of the mechanical and electrical design of BEC’s projects.
Richard said: “Having originally studied architecture at the University of Nottingham it is exciting for me to be working in the city where my career originally began.
“Being part of the development and growth of the new Nottingham base will bring with it increased responsibility, which is something I am looking forward to.”
Duane and Richard’s appointments brings the Nottingham team to five, which is expected to grow to eight members of staff in the next year.
Matthew Faulkner, director of BEC and head of the Nottingham office, said: “Our team is expanding rapidly to accommodate business growth and having opened our Nottingham office recently, we needed a highly skilled team to help us manage that growth and to further expand our portfolio.
“Duane has a great deal of experience in mechanical design engineering and knows the city and its ongoing construction projects well, he will be a real asset to BEC and Richard is enthusiastic, sociable and has extensive knowledge of the industry, making him a perfect fit for the team.
“I’m very pleased to welcome them both into our new Nottingham office and would like to wish them the best of luck in their new roles.”