Andy King has joined engineering practice Eckersley O’Callaghan as structural director and will lead the firm’s newly established Manchester office, serving the north of the UK.
The Manchester office is Eckersley O’Callaghan’s ninth in total, adding to sites in London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris, Sydney, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.
King has spent the last four years as director of Waterman Group’s structures division, having previously been partner at multidisciplinary practice Bradshaw Gass & Hope.
“EOC is a company that I have seen grow and have admired for the quality and history of their boundary-pushing work for several years now,” King said.
“To me this is a dream opportunity that returns me to my passion for strongly design-led structural engineering. I am excited to see how we can develop the EOC brand in the north of the UK”.
Eckersley O’Callaghan is a structural and facade engineer that specialises in creating building structures and envelopes.
The firm’s projects include the Manchester Library Walk link, Lancaster University Spine, and the London Sky Pool.
Brian Eckersley, founding director of Eckersley O’Callaghan, said: “We now feel the time is right to expand our presence around the UK.
“Andy has a great deal of experience in the North of England having based himself in Manchester over the last 20 years. His design pedigree is very much in-keeping with our ethos and we are excited to see our UK offering develop.”