Projex’s new division expands after just a year

L/R: Celebrating £200m worth of construction project wins are Chris Thomson (brown tie and glasses), Sarah-Jane Denniss and Steve Silver of the Projex Health & Safety team

Projex’s new division expands after just a year

A Leeds-based construction consultant’s health and safety team is expanding after advising on £600m worth of construction projects in its first year.

There is currently a further £200m in the pipeline including new contracts for Waterloo International Terminus, Birmingham International Airport and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

Building and cost consultants, Projex, launched the new division last summer in response to the growing focus within the industry on mitigating health and safety risks in construction following recent government legislation.  

The successful first year has included advising on the construction of 2,500 student accommodation beds across several UK sites, as well as advising on 1.25 million sq ft of retail space and 4 million sq ft of industrial space.

The team has also been retained by Land Securities to provide a range of services including overseeing the installation of solar PV panels on the White Rose Shopping Centre, the largest installation of its kind in the UK.

As a result of the project wins, the department has recruited Sarah-Jane Denniss as senior health and safety consultant to the Leeds office.

Sarah-Jane is a former senior health and safety consultant at NPS in Leeds and will be responsible for a series of projects across the Yorkshire region.

Head of health and safety, Chris Thomson, said: “Both clients and architects welcome the opportunity to outsource health & safety requirements to our experienced and solutions-based team. 

“Our level of repeat work is exceptional and it is great to be part of the wider Projex team, which is seen as one of the UK’s most progressive consultancies, helping clients and architects to mitigate development and construction risk from design stage through to completion.”

Building and cost consultants, Projex, was founded in 2008 and now employs over 40 people across its three offices in Leeds, Solihull and London.