A SCOTTISH construction expertise firm is to expand its growth plans by opening an in-house civil and structural engineering team.

The engineering team at

multi-disciplined consultancy practice NIXON will be led by director Craig Kempsell, joined by David D’Arcy and James Hunter.

The firm has more than tripled its workforce in recent years to 20, and moved to new offices in Hydepark Street in Glasgow, with an additional office in Manchester.

It operates in sectors including hotel and leisure, hospitality, retail, student accommodation and residential.

Founder and managing director Richard McFadzean said the engineering and architectural departments would “boost the company’s reputation as a

multi-disciplined consultancy with experts in all disciplines”.

He added: “NIXON has expanded its operation to meet the demand we are seeing. Our engineering team can maximise efficiencies for our clients by managing projects from the initial design through to completion and prevent clients from experiencing delays caused by value engineering.

“We’ve had a successful few years, however, we do not want to rest on our laurels and we will continue to diversify to meet our clients’ needs and to adapt to a constantly changing market. The engineering team is another division to add to our growing portfolio at NIXON.”

The team will oversee the build of 32 contemporary residential apartments at Old Sneddon Street, Paisley; 64 apartments at

St Mungo’s Street, Bishopbriggs; the redevelopment of a new BOHO Hotel in Dundee; and a new residential built of 27 apartments planned for Finlay Drive, Dennistoun.

The firm has also secured contracts in England and will be leading in the renovation of St Johns Hotel in Solihull.

NIXON is leading as employer’s agent, project managers and principal designers on a £40 million project at Scotway House for Glasgow-based developer Structured House Group.

It began life in 2012 as Nixon Consultants, later expanding its operation as a quantity surveying and project management practice

to a full development and construction company.