New home for our London team!April 11th, 2022
We are delighted to announce that as a result of our ever-growing, hugely talented team our London based team have upgraded to a larger, more spacious office.
The new office is centrally located, near Finsbury Square and the City of London with Moorgate, Old Street and Liverpool Street stations each within walking distance. The move follows the ongoing growth of our London team as it continues to go from strength to strength, working on a wide range of innovative and sustainable MEP design projects, especially in the data centre and mission critical space, a key sector for B&W.
Talking about our new London office, Steven Horn, our UK director, said: “As we continue to grow, we need to ensure our employees and visiting clients have the space they need to work effectively and productively where they feel inspired and supported to innovate, create and develop.
“Our new office has been recently refurbished to a BREEAM excellent rating and features floor to ceiling windows, providing natural light and warmth to the building. It also boasts a large reception area with a commissionaire and bicycle storage and showers for employee use. We have got some fantastic facilities including several new meeting rooms, conference facilities and a large break out area for the team to socialise and enjoy some downtime or a break from their desk when required.
“The move reflects the continuation of exciting times for B&W as part of our ongoing and dynamic growth strategy.”
If you are in London, we would love to show you around our new office so please let us know if you would like to pop in.
Our Edinburgh team has moved!March 11th, 2022
We’re very excited to announce that our Edinburgh team has moved to a brand new office following a very successful growth period for B&W in Scotland.
Despite opening our Scottish office during the pandemic, with the team delivering virtually for a considerable length of time, our engineering experts have achieved incredible success, winning new clients and working on some of the most innovative and exciting MEP design projects.
Due to expansion we’ve moved over the road from our old office to a more spacious office in Verdant, Edinburgh Park, a vibrant business hub near Edinburgh airport. Our team in Scotland is 10-strong and we’re focused now on further growth with a specific emphasis on data centre projects across Europe.
Talking about the Edinburgh team’s new home, Brian Dryburgh, our managing director, said: “We have built a very strong, talented and capable team to successfully work on a wide range of MEP design projects not just in Scotland but on an international scale. The office move follows a period of rapid, robust growth, which has seen the Edinburgh team grow steadily. Our new building provides great facilities including showers, wet clothes drying lockers as well as a bike shed to encourage us all to run or cycle to work – all we need now is the warmer weather to make our commute to our new Scottish headquarters perfect!”
B&W Engineering expands in IndiaMarch 8th, 2022
We are very pleased to tell you that our one global team keeps growing! Recently, our team in India moved to larger premises as we continue to expand around the world.
The new office is a key milestone in our ambitious growth plans as we continue to push forward with our global growth strategy. Our 45-strong team in India has relocated to the nearby Welldone Tech Park, a much bigger office with better facilities to enable us to further expand our workforce by an extra 30 engineering design specialists over the next two years.
We continue to grow strongly in India. In September 2021, we successfully acquired THINK BIM Technical Services Pvt., a 40-employee MEP consultancy based in Gurugram which is a major financial and technology hub in India. The acquisition enabled us to strengthen our MEP services in India and expand our wonderfully talented and hardworking team in the region.
Establishing and developing a strong presence in India is a vital part of B&W’s growth strategy to enable us to provide our award-winning MEP design services to clients in the country. We’re particularly focused on servicing clients in the data centre and hospitality markets as well as supporting wider projects in Europe, the Middle East and APAC regions.
Talking about the new offices, Sudhish Sharma, our Managing Director of B&W Engineering India, said: “It’s great to move into our brand-new home, which is a larger, modern office that aligns with B&W’s open and transparent culture by being completely open plan with over 80 workstations. The office also features a 15-seater meeting room with video conferencing facilities. It’s a fully functional workspace that is well connected to major roads for ease of access too – the perfect place for a growing team.”
To find out more about our MEP design services in India, contact Sudhish Sharma by email at [email protected]
Global data centre demand growthMay 10th, 2021
Due to continued steady growth in demand for our global data centre design expertise and despite the global pandemic and its impact on our way of working, we have welcomed 72 new team members to the Black & White family across Europe, the Middle East and Asia since March 2020. This represents a remarkable growth of over 30% in our total workforce.
“I would personally like to thank all our clients for the opportunity to work on some exciting landmark projects and to our team who have worked incredibly hard to get to where we are today” says Mick Cairns, CEO.
During the recent uncertainty created by Covid-19, B&W’s long-term commitment to creating One Team integrated online global design facilities has provided significant additional value to our clients. Our ability to implement remote working and procedures that ensure the safety of our staff has allowed our projects to continue on track despite significant global disruption.
Jason joins the Black & White teamMay 10th, 2021
We are delighted to announce that Jason Popiolek has joined the Black & White Engineering team as Technical Director, initially based out of the Singapore office. Jason will be supporting all our regional Directors in building client relationships and delivering major designs in our expanding South East Asia region. Initially focused on supporting the growth of the Technology sector, Jason will look to develop parallel business opportunities using his extensive experience across the region across a variety of sectors.
Based in Singapore since 2014, Jason has previously led an electrical team in Singapore and was the capability lead for Asia as well as the South East Asia Data and Telco lead. Jason was responsible for managing and leading major projects across the APAC region. Before Singapore, Jason spent time in Australia delivering several iconic projects in Perth having originally started his career in the UK.
Having worked across a wide variety of sectors, Jason has gained substantial experience in all aspects of design and construction during his career. He is a Chartered engineer with UK Engineering Council and an accredited ATD designer.
Jason strives for excellence in all areas and leads by example. He encourages his team to challenge the norm and expand their thinking to develop better solutions in every area of their work. We are looking forward to having Jason as part of our expanding team.