Hoare Lea

Hoare Lea

Infobox Company
company_name = Hoare Lea Consulting Engineers
company_type = Partnership
foundation = 1862 by Edwin Hoare and Henry Lea
location = Bristol UK 10 offices throughout the UK
industry = engineering consulting
products =
revenue = in excess of GB£50 million (2005)
num_employees = "ca." 600
homepage = [http://www.hoarelea.com]

Hoare Lea is a professional services firm specializing in mechanical, electrical and environmental engineering for construction. Hoare Lea was founded in 1862 by Edwin Hoare and Henry Lea who designed the first air conditioning system at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. The firm is one of the oldest engineering consultancies in the world with over 600 staff based in ten offices throughout the UK. The head office is located in Aztec West Business Park in Bristol. The other offices are located in Birmingham, Cardiff, Isle Of Man, Leeds, London, Manchester, Oxford, Plymouth and Poole. Hoare Lea's motto is "Sustainability Through Innovation".

Specialist Groups

The firm has a range of specialist groups to complement its mechanical and electrical engineering discipline. These are the following:

Acoustics: Engineering, architectural and environmental

Communications: Integrated systems for the workplace

Engineering Management: Post occupancy professional advice

Expert Witness: Forensic investigation & dispute resolution

Fire Engineering: Detection, protection and fire and smoke control

Lighting Design: Architectural, technical, display and daylighting

Research & Development: New technologies, future proofing and information

Virtual Engineering: Building and system performance simulation [cite web
url = http://www.iesve.com/content/default.asp?page=s1_13_5
title = IES Case Study - Hoare Lea
publisher = IES (Virtual Environment) Website
accessdate = 2007-07-09

Vertical Transportation: Lifts, escalators and vertical access equipment

Sustainability: Internal knowledge collection and dissemination

Public Health: Surface water and foul drainage systems, rainwater havesting

Refrigeration: Dry expansion and flooded, ice storage and pumpable ice slurries, CO2 systems, heat pumps and secondary refrigeration systems

BREEAM: Demand for green buildings simulation

Initial Professional Development Scheme

Hoare Lea has a comprehensive and structured Initial Professional Development (IPD) Scheme designed to train its first and second year graduates to become competent engineers. The scheme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). The firm also has strong links with University of the West of England (UWE) and University of Bristol. Last year, they recruited over 60 graduates across the UK to strengthen its position in the construction industry.


Hoare Lea has won numerous CIBSE Building Services Awards which include "Large Consultancy of the Year", (1998, 2003 [cite web
url = http://www.bsjonline.co.uk/magazine/html/Building_Services_Awards_2003.html
title = 2003 Building Awards
publisher = Building Services Journal
date = 15 December 2005
accessdate = 2007-05-20
] , 2006 [cite web
url = http://www.bsjonline.co.uk/story.asp?storyType=162&sectioncode=352&storyCode=3069642
title = 2006 Building Awards
publisher = Building Services Journal
date = 8 July 2006
accessdate = 2007-05-20
] and 2007 [cite web
url = http://www.bsjonline.co.uk/hybrid.asp?typeCode=4&pubCode=45
title = 2007 Building Awards
publisher = Building Services Journal
date = 25 June 2007
accessdate = 2007-07-05
] ), "Best Office of the Year", (2007) "Building Services Best Practice", (2006) and "Engineers taking the Lead", (2002) to name a few. The firm also won the Lighting Design Awards 2003 for the Apollo Victoria Theatre. [cite web
url = http://www.njoleds.co.uk/gallery.htm
title = 2003 Lighting Design Awards
publisher = NJO
accessdate = 2007-05-20
] .


Some of the notable projects in which Hoare Lea was involved are as follows:

*Bank of America, Canary Wharf
*BAA Terminal 5 Phase 2, London
*Adnams Brewery in Southwold, Suffolk
*Reydon in Southwold, Suffolk
*University of Warwick, Mathematics and Statistics Department Building, Coventry
*Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol
*The Mall, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol
*British Museum - Mexican Gallery, London
*Hewlett Packard Research Building, Bristol
*The Oracle, Reading
*Conversion of Highbury Stadium (Arsenal FC) to Residential Units [cite web
url = http://www.arsenalnewsreview.co.uk/news/169/42/
title = Arsenal sign Davies, and Hoare Lee set for Highbury
publisher = Arsenal News Review
accessdate = 2007-07-09
] .


External links

* [http://www.hoarelea.com Hoare Lea Consulting Engineers Website]
* [http://www.hoarelealighting.com Hoare Lea Lighting Group Website]
* [http://www.hoareleaknowledge.com/ Hoare Lea Research & Development Group Website]
* [http://www.hla-projects.co.uk/ Hoare Lea Acoustics Projects - Home Page]
* [http://www.iee.org/professionalregistration/accreditation/ACC_HoareLea1_Casestudy.pdf IET Hoare Lea Case Study]
* [http://www.bsjonline.co.uk/ CIBSE's Building Services Journal (BSJ)]

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