Mechanical and electrical design consultants Manchester

On construction projects, mechanical and electrical design consultants use their expertise to design components of the build and specify how they should be integrated with other areas of the project.

Mechanical and electrical design consultants use specifications, sketches, calculations and visuals to prepare detailed drawings for consideration by the client or main contractor.

We are M&E consultants in Manchester


Robert Whetham Associates are Mechanical and Engineering (M&E) consultants in Manchester.

M&E consultants in Manchester have rich pickings in this era of reinvention for the city. We have enjoyed the privilege of being involved in some of Manchester’s most prestigious construction projects, including a new facility for the North West Ambulance Service, the renovation of Manchester Metropolitan University’s 70 Oxford Road, the city’s Grade II listed Harter Street Apartments, and the new Belle Vue site of British Car Auctions.

Established in 2003, Robert Whetham Associates have vast experience as M&E consultants in Manchester for a range of clients from the education, healthcare, industrial, commercial, rail and emergency services sectors. We are RISQS approved which affirms our expertise and commitment in serving the railway industry.

As well as providing exceptional mechanical design expertise, we ensure that as respected M&E consultants all project builds we work on are safe and secure.


Why mechanical design consultants are needed for building projects


Mechanical design consultants are needed for building projects to design, build, install and maintain the mechanical components of the build. Regardless of the size of the project, mechanical design consultants should be heavily involved at the planning stage of all builds to determine the costing and implementation of crucial mechanical elements.

Without a mechanical design consultant, mistakes on build projects and renovations can easily be made. These mistakes can be costly.

The mechanical designs determine how different components of the build work together. The layout of wiring and plumbing, for example, needs to allow both elements to operate co-efficiently. Without accurate planning, there could be a need to make expensive changes further on in the project.

A mechanical design consultant collaborates with architects, quantity surveyors and structural engineers to provide the framework of the build, allowing the client or main contractor to make important decisions about all aspects of the work.

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Our mechanical and electrical services


As mechanical and electrical design engineers, Robert Whetham Associates provide the following mechanical and electrical services:


Mechanical and electrical design – we design mechanical and electrical elements across all building amenities. Our practical solutions are based on the requirements of the client, the potential of the building, cohesion of services and budget and timescales, amongst other considerations.


Condition surveys – our detailed inspections establish the condition of mechanical and electrical services and determine the need for maintenance projects with costings.

Building appraisals – Robert Whetham Associates are often asked to provide building appraisals to facilitate the purchase or rental of commercial buildings.


Service checks – we provide design checks on existing mechanical and electrical services running throughout a building. We report the current status of the services so that decisions can be made on maintenance and repair.


With problem-solving at the core of our business, we have primarily worked within the education, healthcare, industrial, commercial, emergency services and rail sectors.

Robert Whetham Associates have been involved in the following mechanical and electrical projects in Manchester:


Manchester Metropolitan University

At the MMU site at 70 Oxford Road we were involved in the development of new teaching spaces, lecture theatres, an IT suite and a new dance studio. Our work centred on recommissioning elements of the existing air conditioning system to provide an energy-efficient building.


Harter Street Apartments

Robert Whetham Associates designed the routing of services throughout the Grade II listed building that houses Manchester’s Harter Street Apartments. We delivered an energy-efficient building that met all the building regulations relating to fuel and power conservation.


British Car Auctions

For the new British Car Auctions Belle Vue site we introduced a range of renewable and sustainable technologies, including photovoltaics, natural ventilation and internal and external LED lighting.


Find out more


For more information about Robert Whetham Associates’ mechanical and electrical services in Manchester, get in touch using our online form or by calling 0161 624 5544.

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