Wentworth House Partnership (WHP), the leading engineering design consultancy owned by the Keltbray Group, has appointed John Laverick as the head of its new office based in Yorkshire.

The opening of the site, initially located at Ferrybridge C Power Station, marks the second stage of WHP’s growth plan to develop a wider UK offering, following its earlier expansion to Belfast.

Managing a team of up to ten staff, John has joined to ensure the leading design specialist of temporary works, geotechnical, and permanent works has the required local knowledge and experience to support businesses and construction projects in the region.

John has spent the last 15 years executing multi-discipline engineering projects in the power generation (thermal & nuclear), defence, oil and gas industries. The projects have included new-build, upgrade and retrofit, statutory outage and demolition. He is also a chartered engineer with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers with post graduate qualifications in Power Plant Engineering.

Tim Lohmann, Director at WHP, said, “We had an extensive recruitment process to select our leadership for this new venture and are delighted to have secured John Laverick. His wide local experience in the process and power industries will enable us to improve our service to our existing customers in the region and help us develop our services to the process and industrial markets.”

Commenting on his new role, John said, “As Regional Director of Wentworth House Partnership, I will be recruiting a team of civil, structural and geotechnical engineers and developing new business opportunities in the North of England. I’m incredibly proud to be working for such an innovative company and look forward to growing its presence.”

As a first task, John and his team will be leading the engineering aspects of the demolition of SSE’s Ferrybridge C Power Station in West Yorkshire.

For more information please contact Keltbray’s Head of Communications, Hannah Brice on [email protected] or 07717 217046.

About Wentworth House Partnership
Wentworth House Partnership (WHP) is a well-established engineering design consultancy specialising in the safe, effective and innovative design of:
• Temporary works
• Geotechnical
• Permanent works

The company has successfully created some of the most technically advanced and ingenious solutions for many of the leading construction projects in London and throughout the UK.

A key component to its success is early involvement with its clients and their design teams to establish practical and safe solutions, and
to ensure contracts are delivered on time and budget.

As an expert in its field, WHP works to approved ISO9001:2015; the international standards for quality management. It offers extensive experience, strong leadership and value for money solutions on projects ranging from complex live environments such as major rail interchanges and inner city locations to historic buildings UK wide. In particular its expertise includes sites with constrained boundaries, complex foundations, heritage and listed buildings, deep basements and retained facades.

Wentworth House Partnership is part of Keltbray Group to which it provides valuable in-house design skills and expertise, but also acts as an independent consultant to major property clients and construction companies.