Hi, I’m Lee and I have recently joined the Civic Manchester office as a Senior Structural Engineer.
I attended Sheffield Hallam University all the way back in the late 90’s and have worked for a number of multi-disciplinary consulting companies over the last 15 years in the Manchester area. I have worked on a large variety of projects; from small domestic works to large residential schemes, refurbishment projects, industrial, healthcare, education and commercial jobs. Probably the stand-out project has been the recently completed, and hopefully soon to be award-winning, flagship Spire Healthcare project in Didsbury, Manchester. I hope to work on some similarly interesting and engaging projects with the Civic team and continue to develop and learn as an engineer in the coming years.
Outside of work, I have developed into a relatively successful DIYer, having carried out extensive renovation of an old terraced house in the Shaw area of Oldham. This has now been ramped up to the next level by the purchase of a wonderful Edwardian house on the very edge of the Pennines in dire need of extensive renovation and repair (and probably requiring a small lottery win to complete).
I was formerly a keen runner and mountain biker, however this has been put on hold in recent years due to the introduction of two children who seem to take up the vast majority of my time. My most treasured belonging is probably my extensive music collection (which I have only just finished paying for – thanks Student Loans Company!) and collection of guitars, which unfortunately I just don’t have enough time to play these days. My goal at the moment is to convert our small outhouse building to a fully functioning music room / man-cave over the next few years, just in time to be able to escape the horrors of Britain’s Got talent and X-Factor when my kids reach that age. Until then you’ll find me splitting my time between doing bad DIY and cleaning up glitter and playdough behind the kids.