Cundall picks Everington in sustainability drive

The multidisciplinary engineering consultancy has made David Everington, local network coordinator for the UK Green Building Council, its sustainability lead for the region.

Everington will be responsible for overseeing the growth of the company’s sustainability consultancy in Greater Manchester as Cundall looks to meet increased demand for sustainable solutions as authorities and businesses look to meet net zero carbon ambitions.

With more than 12 years’ experience in sustainable design, Everington has worked for Cundall since 2015.

He specialises in renewable energy systems technology and has led on many high-profile projects in Manchester and UK, including the Salford Crescent masterplan, which has the aspiration of being the largest net zero carbon regeneration scheme in the UK.

Everington said: “Sustainability consulting and net zero carbon construction solutions have become increasingly in demand in Manchester over the last 12 months, and I’m very pleased to be able to step into this role and help Manchester businesses and developments achieve the region’s ambitious net zero carbon targets.”

Simon Wyatt, sustainability partner at Cundall, added: “David’s understanding of low carbon technology makes him a great asset to the business and will significantly enhance the business’s offering in the region.

“While the pandemic has certainly reshaped the way we work, over the last 12 months the sustainability team has experienced unprecedented growth as demand for our services increases, especially around the net zero carbon agenda. This is especially evident in Manchester.”

Cundall’s sustainability consultancy currently has 87 members worldwide. The firm hopes the team will reach the 100 staff mark within the next few months.

Projects in progress that Cundall is working on in Greater Manchester include the Four New Bailey office building, Alumno’s student accomodation scheme in Cambridge Street, and the House of Fraser conversion.

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