25 AUG 2022


National engineering consultancy Rodgers Leask has continued its regional growth strategy with the opening of a new office in Liverpool – its first location in the north-west and its fifth nationally. 

The practice, which was first established in a single office in Derby in 1984, has established the new base at Horton House business centre in Exchange Flags. 

Rodgers Leask offers structural, civil, geo-environmental and transport planning services across a range of sectors nationwide. 

The office will be headed up by divisional director Chris Pollett, who was influential in the successful opening and establishment of Rodgers Leask’s Nottingham office in 2021. 

He said: “Having worked in Liverpool earlier in my career, I’m proud and excited to be leading our latest expansion.

“I feel that there is a gap in the market that will allow us to offer something different for developers, contractors and architects, although we already have many existing relationships that we’re looking forward to reigniting in this great city. 

“Among the range of sectors we work in, industrial and logistics is particularly buoyant in the north-west and there is a busy housing market – both of which are increasing client demand for our support and expertise. We’re situated in a prominent location in the centre of Liverpool and our experts will be contributing to projects in close proximity as well as in the surrounding areas.”

Joining Pollett in the Liverpool-based team is principal engineer Gavin Briscoe, senior engineer Daniel Cahill and technician Abbie Butler. 

The practice – which also has offices in Derby, Nottingham, Birmingham and Bristol – expects the regional team to grow.

There are currently more than 90 staff working for Rodgers Leak nationally, though a number of vacancies are currently open which will enable the business to grow. 

Paul Spencer, managing director at Rodgers Leask, said: “It’s very promising times for the business. Having a base in Liverpool will allow us to provide our new and existing clients with an even better service – a growth approach that has worked for us elsewhere in the country.

“It’s important to us that we choose the right locations for expansion and in Liverpool we’re confident it has the right credentials. 

“For example, strong local universities offering good engineering degrees give us a platform to support and attract graduates in entering the industry. While the ongoing regeneration agenda and increasing investment gives us confidence that improvement to important elements of the city, like transport links, can be replicated in other areas of infrastructure.” 


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