About

We are an engineering practice with experience on a wide range of building, infrastructure and masterplanning projects. Our team includes specialists in civil, structural, environmental and infrastructure design.

We have helped design bridges, skyscrapers, airports, commercial and residential developments, cultural and educational buildings.  We have developed engineering solutions and infrastructure systems for significant masterplans around the world. Construction values range between £30,000 and £500m.

Whilst our projects are diverse, what is common to all is our approach: we specialise in design, which we recognise as needing to be collaborative and multi-disciplinary. We believe that for projects to be successful it is necessary to craft a considered mix of exploration, innovation and straightforward good engineering design. And by good design, we mean what seems too often overlooked: thoroughness, intelligence, creativity, enquiry, a search for good value, designing for buildabilty and, of course, listening carefully to the requirements of the client and end users. Our way of working means that our most senior key staff are significantly involved with all projects: their strategic, personal and practical experience enables them to contribute fully in shaping and delivering every project. We also strive always to ‘go the extra mile’ in helping clients extract extra value from their projects.

Founded in 1999 by Prof. Chris Wise and Seán Walsh, the practice has always aimed to place creative engineering at the heart of projects. We are delighted that we were awarded the Institution of Structural Engineers’ highest award in both 2009 and 2011.

Expedition works with developers, private clients, architects, artists, government organisations, fabricators, contractors, environmental consultants and charities on a wide variety of projects, large and small, in the UK and internationally, from inception, site selection and planning to completion and beyond. We can also provide lead design services for projects, or simply resident engineer services. We provide infrastructure planning and design advice in relation to strategic masterplanning projects, including flood risk assessments. Throughout, we are motivated by finding excellent solutions to tricky problems.