The building services and engineering design consultancy has made two hires to support recent project wins including in the healthcare sector, and plans further growth as the UK recovers from the pandemic.
Stockport-based SI Sealy, which has just celebrated its 70th year, has boosted its workforce to 32 and reports “strong growth across all sectors” of business.
Martin Jørgensen, has been appointed as digital design engineer. He joins SI Sealy from MagiCAD, a provider of specialist digital design software in the built environment, where he was a technical support engineer (MEP).
Matthew Smith joins the company as assistant electrical engineer, from Kantey & Temple Consulting Engineers where he was electrical design engineer.
The appointments take the team of specialist building services engineers, digital design engineers, Revit technicians and building physics engineers to 28, one of the largest specialist teams in the region, SI Sealy said.
Director David Stafford said: “We are seeing strong growth across all sectors. We continue to undertake a lot of healthcare commissions, including supporting the NHS with several [healthcare] projects in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as other major projects such as the £28m expansion scheme at the Royal Oldham Hospital and extra care projects with a combined development value of £60m.”
Outside the North West, SI Sealy is delivering a range of restoration projects for the Palace of Westminster in London, including Elizabeth Tower, which houses Big Ben, and regeneration projects such as the £33m CIF community-led mixed-use scheme for SAFE Bootle, and an ultra-low carbon ‘green store’ concept for the Co-operative Group, intended to reduce carbon emissions by up to 80%.
The company has also been appointed to procurement frameworks for Your Housing Group, EN:Procure, Procure Partnerships and Pagabo, and the Dynamic Purchasing Systems framework for Places for People, Prosper UK and developer Sovini.
“This growth is a testament to the investment we have made in our engineers’ skills, as well as digital design technology,” Stafford said. “We are looking forward to Martin and Matthew joining our team and expanding our offering – enhancing our already significant virtual and digital engineering capabilities.”