Hydrock appoints North West regional director
Danny Hope has cemented his role at the multidisciplinary engineering design consultancy, bringing more than 20 years of experience to his new position.
Having been regional director for Hydrock’s geo-environmental and geo-technical division since 2018, Hope will now head the whole team of 95 working across the company’s North West offices in Manchester, Hale, and Stoke-on-Trent.
Hope joined Hydrock as a technical director in its national land quality and geotechnical division in 2015, opening the company’s Manchester office where he is based in the process.
Hope previously worked as a specialist contaminated land officer for Rochdale Council, as well as a scientific officer at Salford Council.
In his eight years at Hydrock, Hope has worked across a wide range of projects as a land quality specialist. With previous companies his roles included acting as the lead contamination specialist on the Mersey Gateway and Greater Manchester Waste PFI Projects, and an oversight role on HS2.
Speaking of his appointment, Hope commented: “Having effectively performed in this capacity for the last few years whilst also maintaining my technical position as the business grew at rapid pace, I’m now really looking forward to giving the regional director role my full attention…
“Our teams have delivered transformational projects in recent years, which we now plan to build upon further.”
Brian McConnell, chief executive officer of Hydrock, added: “We’re delighted that Danny is taking the helm of our teams in the north west, where we have trusted relationships with our clients.
“We’re working with them on exciting urban regeneration projects like Middlewood Locks, Stretford Mall, Wigan Galleries, and Wirral Waters.”
Hydrock’s team includes specialists in acoustics and air quality, civil and structural engineering, energy and sustainability, fire safety, MEP, mobility analytics, nuclear safety, transport planning, and water management.