Dylan Kenny

Project Engineer

Dylan joined Lamorbey Associates back in 2017, following the completion of his engineering degree in his native country, Canada. During his time at the company, Dylan has worked on a range of projects including residential, commercial office accommodation and industrial schemes. Dylan has also developed an extensive knowledge of the IES Suite of engineering design software.

Jamie Scott

Apprentice CAD Technician

Jamie became part of the team in 2018. He has been highly involved in the drafting aspects of a number of projects, as well as completing CAD training courses.

Oliver Perales

Trainee Design Technician
 

Since joining the practice in 2018, Oliver has been developing his knowledge of the building services sector. He is currently enrolled onto a HNC programme for building services engineering. After completion of the HNC, Oliver is looking to continue his studies to attain a BEng Honours degree.

Niall McGowan

Senior Engineer

Niall joined the practice in 2009 as a Trainee. Since then, he has gained his BEng (Hons) in Building Services Engineering and an MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems. Niall has extensive experience in electrical design across a wide portfolio of projects for a variety Clients.

James McGowan

Associate

James has over a decade of experience working for the practice. During this time, James has develpoped from overseeing design internally, to assuming responsibility for client liaison and for delivering projects nationwide. James has introduced multiple clients to Lamorbey Associates and continues to nurture these key relationships.

Mike McGowan

Managing Director

Mike has worked within the building services industry since 1974, initially serving an indentured apprenticeship as an electrician before joining the Ministry of Defence. After a period of studying, Mike obtained an Honours degree in 1988 and, shortly after, became a Chartered Electrical Engineer. Subsequently Mike received a Masters Degree through private study. Since forming Lamorbey Associates, Mike has maintained an enviable portfolio of prestigious clients, working on a variety of noteworthy and challenging projects throughout the UK and overseas.

Jonathan Wade

Design Technician

Jonathan joined Lamorbey Associates in 2013, having previously received training as an electrical craftsman. As well as developing his CONVENTIONAL CAD expertise, Jonathan has become proficient in Building Information Modelling (BIM) using Autocad Revit software. Jonathan is also an experienced user of Dialux lighting design software and the Amtec suite of electrical design programs.

Jeff Collin

Senior Engineer

Jeff is an extremely experienced and well-known character within the Building Services industry, first joining the ranks of Harding McDermott & Partners in 1959. Since then, Jeff has witnessed the changing face of building services engineering. With over 10 years of service to the company, Jeff is a great asset to the practice.

Current Work

Large commercial office refurbishments in Marlow and in Clerkenwell are nearing completion as we enter the summer season. The scheme in Marlow comprises two buildings with an aggregate floor area of over 40,000ft2.

These two buildings which were originally constructed in 1989 have now been fully refurbished and equipped with numerous Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems to facilitate multiple occupants although early indications from the marketplace suggest that single occupants might be secured for each of the buildings. Both buildings are equipped with LED lighting throughout controlled by an addressable lighting management system which enables individual luminaires to be dimmed either individually or in groups. Perimeter lighting is automatically switched off when ambient daylight levels exceed the designated threshold. LED lanterns are also provided to the large car parks which are also equipped with an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) traffic control system which will facilitate Tenant’s parking strategies. It is likely that both buildings will achieve a ‘B’ asset rating for the Energy Performance Certificates which we are preparing over the coming weeks.

The development in Clerkenwell will provide over 80,000ft2 of commercial office accommodation. The development comprises a mix of new build extensions and refurbished office and is likely to achieve an ‘A’ asset rating on its EPC. This is a significant achievement considering that the main original building was constructed during the 1950’s. Again high efficiency heat recovery VRF systems have been specified and new high performance fenestration is being fitted throughout. The lighting design has been developed by Lamorbey Associates working in conjunction with the respected international lighting manufacturer Fagerhult. The resulting luminaire is a variation of the popular Notor luminaire but includes separate dimmable up and down lighting LED light sources.

Other projects include the design and specification of incoming services for a new Retail and Leisure facility in Yate, near Bristol in South West England. The facility will comprise two new substations providing electrical supplies to a dozen retail and restaurant units and to a new multiplex cinema. An extensive car park will be illuminated by high performance directional LED lanterns mounted on six metre columns, the design for which has been influenced by fairly rigorous lighting pollution constraints imposed by the local planning department. The resultant scheme will have minimal light pollution and will be sympathetic to local householders and to the diverse wildlife associated with the riverway which runs through the site.

THE MERIDIAN BUILDING

3D Image Meridian

IES Software Model – ©Lamorbey Associates 2015

Screenshot showing building model of The Meridian Building in Marlow. The model has been prepared using IES Software and is used to calculate heating and cooling loads.

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