16th February 2021

Introducing our new Regional Director for Leeds


It’s a warm welcome to our new Regional Director for Leeds, Martin McGovern who joined the Practice recently. Martin will be working with Director Leah Stuart to lead and develop the existing team of 5 structural engineers, as well as the civil and transport engineers based in Leeds, with ambitions to double team capacity by the end of the year. This growth has already got under way with the appointment of Hannah Keighley, who joins from GHD Group as Senior Structural Engineer.

Both Martin and Hannah’s appointments follow a pattern of steady and successful growth for the practice throughout the Yorkshire region and beyond, since the Leeds studio was opened in 2016. With high profile projects such as the UK’s largest zero carbon housing development with City of York Council; a recent appointment on Cocoa West, a housing development utilising modern methods of construction in York on behalf of Latimer, the development arm of Clarion Housing Group; the Grade II listed Rutland Mills development in Wakefield and the Climate Innovation District at Leeds Southbank, this is a fantastic time to join the Practice.

Martin has been a structural engineer for almost 24 years, with earlier posts held at Arup, Buro Happold, he was most recently Buildings Director at Ramboll. He has served as lead engineer on several major developments including One Centenary Way (Birmingham), Doncaster Civic and Cultural Quarter, and the £50m Arts and Humanities building for Manchester Metropolitan University.

Speaking about his new role, Martin said: “I’ve known Civic Engineers for some time now and as their reputation has quickly grown in the industry, they’ve made it very clear they are fully committed to Yorkshire and to building a stronger presence in this region.

“The impressive work portfolio already speaks for itself and I’m keen to begin building this up along with the team, so that we can bring our engineering skills and approach to even more projects that will help make our towns and cities healthier, more climate resilient places.”

Introducing our new Regional Director for Leeds