DTZ has established a building engineering services division as a new skill line within project and building consultancy.
Tony Comber, director in London, will lead the team alongside Derek Lawrence, director in Birmingham.
The four-strong team also includes Adrian Vickers (Birmingham) and Nicholas Wright (London) and will work closely with the existing skill heads.
Ian Thomas, UK head of project and building consultancy at DTZ, says: “I am delighted that we are able expand the range of services our building and project management consultancy can deliver. Tony is an electrical engineer and joined DTZ from hurleypalmerflatt. Derek Lawrence is a mechanical engineer and joins from Arup. Both bring additional skills to our current client offering and represent the start of an exciting new initiative to further grow our building and project management consultancy across the UK.”
Comber says: “There is a great opportunity for DTZ to capture opportunities in response to clients’ requirements related to building engineering services. Bringing the skill line in house enables us to react quickly to clients’ needs and enables a seamless service providing added value.”
Lawrence says: “Bringing our new-build design strategies to the existing building market opens the door for making a real difference where fundamental building performance problems lie. DTZ's client contacts at a decision making level within these markets gives us an exciting new landscape to explore.”