Esher 28 July 2017: Keltbray Group, which is a UK leading specialist business, which offers engineering, construction, demolition, decommissioning, remediation, rail, environmental services and reinforced concrete frame solutions has appointed Michael Pelken as Innovation and Research & Development Director with immediate effect.

This is a newly created role to help Keltbray capture, harness and promote Research & Development across the Group.

“Based on his track record in award-winning patent development in design, architecture, engineering, and construction, we are confident Michael can help us build on and further develop our innovative and competitive edge both internally and externally,” said Keltbray Group CEO Brendan Kerr.

“To help future proof our business and deliver our goals for growth, it is key to keep abreast of future trends and be at the cutting edge of these. We believe Michael is well placed to build on our innovation achievements to date and identify and drive future research opportunities to ensure we keep evolving as a business,” Brendan continued.

Michael has extensive experience working on projects ranging from industrial design to large scale architectural structures and has practiced in Germany, Italy, the UK, USA and China. His work has been widely published and exhibited, and he is a sought after keynote speaker both in the UK and abroad.

He will be combining his work at Keltbray with his responsibilities as a Partner of London based P+ Studio, Visiting Professor at Nanjing University and Southeast University and will continue his academic research at Cambridge University.

“I am passionate about interdisciplinary collaboration and very much look forward to working with Keltbray to ensure we maximise our opportunities for future growth and development through research and innovation, and by ensuring we develop a creative culture, where innovative ideas are valued, nurtured and implemented to facilitate change for the better,” Michael said.


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For more information, please contact Keltbray’s head of communications, Marit Meyer-Bell, on tel. 0786 765 3392 or by email to [email protected]

Keltbray Group
Keltbray Group is the UK’s leading specialist business, which offers engineering, construction, demolition, decommissioning, remediation, rail and environmental services. The company dates back to 1976, employs more than 1,500 people, and is a key player in developing and maintaining Britain’s built environment. Keltbray provides services to meet the needs of diverse and complex projects, and its well qualified people take pride in delivering projects safely and efficiently, on time and to budget, and with care for the environment and our communities. Keltbray has contributed to a range of high profile construction projects including The Shard, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium, St Pancras International, Crossrail, Earls Court and Battersea Power Station. For more information, see