Lee Fraine is the head of building services and sustainability at Rapleys. Credit: via Rapleys

Rapleys launches building services and sustainability consultancy

Lee Fraine has been recruited from Hoare Lea to head the new division, which will provide clients with mechanical, electrical and public health design, asset engineering, and sustainable engineering services.

Fraine’s team will operate within the property and planning consultancy’s wider building consultancy division, which also helps meet the needs of the automotive, life sciences and health industries. Fraine will be based out of the Manchester office.

“As a team, we always look at the big picture, while keeping a close eye on the fine details and issues our clients are dealing with every day,” said Justin Tuckwell, head of building consultancy at Rapleys.

“This means continually evolving and enhancing our offering to ensure we’re best placed to meet the challenges of today, and tomorrow,” Tuckwell continued. “Critically, this includes adjustments all businesses are making to address their carbon footprint and environmental resilience as part of the journey to net zero.”

As head of building services and sustainability, Fraine and his team will provide advice to asset managers, landlords, agents and tenants about engineering systems and how they can be more sustainable.

Fraine described the new division as “offering a truly holistic service”.

He continued: “It enables Rapleys to continue to provide a modern approach to delivering projects with a sustainable focus which, with the important drive for net zero carbon across our industry, is now an integral part of the design and the future life cycles of properties.

“At Rapleys we have taken this as one of our core values and the building services and sustainability team is taking the lead on this climate challenge.”

Rapleys has more than 120 staff members across seven offices in the UK. In addition to an office in Manchester, it also has locations in Birmingham, Bristol, London and Edinburgh.

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