London Calling

London Calling

We asked Craig Robertson to share some of his thoughts on our history and activities in and around London… Wallace Whittle has been established in London for over 20 years and we have worked on some of the capital’s most amazing projects, with some great clients and innovative designers and contractors.

I’m very proud of our track record in London, and a significant project that really sticks out in my memory is the Athletes Village for the London Olympics in 2012, where we provided expertise to many areas of the regeneration. These included temporary works, site-wide infrastructure, and sustainable MEP engineering to more than 1,200 homes and a state of the art 8,000m2 Polyclinic, delivering community health services following a temporary existence as the medical centre for the Games. This was closely followed by Battersea Power Station Phase 1 and Phase 2, providing over 1,000 new apartments and attractive retail and leisure destinations, in what is now recognised as an outstanding mixed-use urban regeneration development.

One of our longest associations has been with innovative developer Lendlease at their Elephant Park Regeneration in South London. Elephant Park comprises an entire new neighbourhood with thousands of homes, and many cafes and shops have been created, providing a great place to live, and thriving community al around a new central park with hundreds of retained trees.

Our London office, led by Location Director Matt Graves, is currently involved in some excellent projects including the major mixed use hotel, retail and BTR development at Victoria Square Woking, residential developments at Battersea Power Station Phase 2 Switch Houses and Network Homes at Northwick Park as well as the Dalata Hotel in Brighton. Our focus for the future is on the implementation of Net Zero Carbon strategies through the whole life of the developments and built environment we are involved in, and bringing our knowledge led approach to all our clients and friends. As members of the UK Green Building Council, and working closely in accordance with LETI principles, we are very well placed to deliver this approach. I have enjoyed reflecting on 20 years of London projects, and I’m looking forward to looking forward to even more exciting projects to come in and around London.

WW Charity

WW Charity

At the beginning of May Wallace Whittle staff were encouraged to take part in the Neurosciences 5kMay fundraiser. We had a lot of fun, and some of the photos are shared here.

After analysis of the total raised, we know that Wallace Whittle raised a substantial proportion of the £2,621 raised by the charity, with Mark Chaston plus friends and family alone raising a whopping £335! As a result, Wallace Whittle agreed to fund match the whole of the funds raised for Neurosciences, so WW has donated a further £2,621 to the charity. This will make a big difference to the valuable work that the Neurosciences Foundation do, and they are very grateful for your efforts in supporting them.

Henry Gildie, Trustee and Treasurer, said: “Many thanks to the Wallace Whittle Team for supporting the Neurosciences Foundation. We are a small charity and to receive match funding of £2,621 in relation to the Foundations campaign will make a massive difference to the research we will be able to fund.”

Dr Sara Deans, Chair of the Board of Trustees, added: “I am absolutely overwhelmed by your most generous support to the NSF through and on behalf of Wallace Whittle. As Henry has said, we are a small charity and your donations will make an incredible difference to the number of projects and PhD studentships we can continue to fund. Please pass on our gratitude to all at Wallace Whittle, and thank you so much for your fundraising. This support will ultimately help people with conditions such as stroke, brain tumour and dementia, and I look forward to updating you on our ongoing and relevant research and educational activities.”

We are conscious of the part we play and the impact we have in our communities, and we will continue to impact positively where we can, through our Corporate and Social Responsibility Policy.

Edinburgh St James Quarter

Major Project : Edinburgh St James Quarter

Major Project : Edinburgh St James Quarter

We were very excited to see the Edinburgh St James Quarter galleria open for the first time to visitors on 24th June and the front cover photo on this newsletter was taken on opening day. Originally due to open in 2020, work was forced to temporarily come to a halt on the £1 billion development amid the coronavirus lockdown, and construction has been underway for five years to bring the new site to life, after the former St James Centre closed its doors for the last time in 2016.

Edinburgh St James Quarter introduces a new retail led, lifestyle district that fully integrates into and enhances Edinburgh’s City Centre providing an inspiring, attractive, and vibrant destination for locals and visitors to live, shop, eat, sleep and play. St James Quarter accommodates an enviable line up of restaurants, cafés, bars, shops, public spaces, leisure venues, residential and hotel accommodation.

The development, which spans across 1.7 million square feet, accommodates 85 shops and more than 30 food outlets, as well as Scotland’s first W Hotel, which includes a bar, outdoor terrace, restaurant, and spa. Still to come in the later phases of the development, over the next 18 months, will be more shops, restaurants and bars, a boutique Everyman Cinema, a Roomzzz Aparthotel, and 152 New Eidyn residential apartments.

Everyone at Wallace Whittle is very proud of the part we played in bringing this fantastic development to fruition, providing MEP engineering design and Sustainability consultancy with an MEP construction value of £70m. We were engaged from concept to completion, and this has been a journey of more than 10 years to date. We have worked with many talented and dedicated people and companies along the way, and we are very much looking forward to seeing Edinburgh St James Quarter fully complete.

environmental engineering consultancy

Electrical Engineer, Glasgow

Job Description

Job Title: Electrical Engineer
Directly reports to: Senior Engineer / Associate
No of Direct Reports: 0
Location: Glasgow

Position Summary:

To support the Senior/Associate Engineer(s) in producing robust design solutions including drawing and written deliverables with moderate supervision.

Responsibilities and authority:

  • Produce Electrical Design drawings, calculations (Amtech, Hevacomp, IES, Relux, Dialux), reports, specifications and schedules
  • Contribute to BREEAM or equivalent legislation
  • Contribute to Building Regulations Section 6 compliance modelling
  • Witness test the proving and commissioning procedures of final installations
  • Assist the development of trainee engineers
  • Work to internal and external project programs effectively
  • Work to company Quality Assurance management systems
  • Support Senior/ Associate Engineers and Management

Education and Experience:

  • Engineering degree preferred. Minimum Engineering HNC/D or equivalent qualification
  • Previous experience in a Building Services consultancy required

Specific skills, knowledge, competencies and training


  • Competent in AutoCad and knowledge of Revit
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external design team members
  • Undertake non-intrusive surveys of existing installations
  • Undertake main plant area spatial allowance exercises
  • Ensure industry knowledge is kept up to date with new legislation, standards and regulations, product development and new technology
  • Attend and contribute to design team and project meetings
  • Collaborate and work effectively with all others affecting or affected by your work
  • Carry out all personal management duties including weekly timesheets
  • Comply with all security procedures and commercial in-confidence restrictions associated with work duties


  • Study towards Chartership and maintain CPD requirements
  • Quality checking/review of trainee staff work and equivalent grade engineers
  • Liaise with lead and/or support engineers to ensure that discipline designs are completed to expected quality and programme

Apply Now

Wallace Whittle

We Are Back!

We Are Back!

I’ve never been more proud to announce that the management buyout of Wallace Whittle has now successfully taken place and, on behalf of myself and the senior management team, I would like to welcome you all “back” to a Wallace Whittle that will retain its original core values of Quality of Service and Quality of Product at the heart of everything we do.

As of the 1st April 2021, the full business shareholding has been passed over to the management team and it is our vision to build a business that you will be proud to work with for many years to come.

As a team we have tried to speak to as many of our clients and fellow design team members as possible over the last period however should you wish to discuss any aspect of the new “old” Wallace Whittle business please get in touch as we would be delighted to hear from you.
Allan McGill
Managing Director

+44 (0)330 460 5200

Morgan Stanley

BCO Corporate Workplace Scotland Award!

BCO Corporate Workplace Scotland Award!

122 Waterloo Street is the EPC A rated, BREEAM Excellent first phase of the wider Bothwell Exchange development and extends to 155,000ft2.  This highly sustainable, grade A office building has a particular focus on employee wellbeing with amenities including a gym, restaurant, meditation room and on-site health care centre, as well as ergonomic breakout areas, collaboration spaces and conference rooms to complement its bright open-plan offices.  The resilient and flexible offices provide some of the most energy efficient accommodation in Scotland and  were pre-let to Morgan Stanley.

“HFD have worked with Wallace Whittle from our own inception 30 years ago and during that time they have heavily supported HFD’s journey in leading the way on high quality, sustainable developments. This has included many of our developments at Strathclyde Business Park & Hamilton International Park including the sustainability award winning EcoCampus. More recently this included another of our award-winning developments, 122 Waterloo Street in Glasgow, where Wallace Whittle drove a highly collaborative approach to the delivery a complex, highly resilient office for our occupier Morgan Stanley.”

Stephen Lewis, Managing Director, HFD Property Group Ltd

Inverurie Community Campus

Wallace Whittle Win Awards!

Wallace Whittle Win Awards!

We are proud of the work that we do, and it is appreciated when our efforts are recognised through awards and feedback from our clients and collaborators.  Recent wins illustrate the value we add, and we are proud to have played our part in these Award winning projects.  We are starting as we mean to go on!

The new £55m campus provides state-of-the-art teaching accommodation for 1,600-pupils includes a 3G pitch, a multi-use games area and an external play area.  New accommodation has also been  provided for the St Andrews Special School and the community facilities include a six-lane swimming pool, a hydrotherapy pool, a warm water pool and a training pool along with a sports hall and community cafe.

“I found Wallace Whittle a pleasure to work with on the £55m Inverurie Community Campus project. They were engaged and pro-active throughout and we are delighted with the final product. Their ability to explain technical matters in an understandable manner was particularly helpful when assessing specification options during design development. I would have no hesitation in recommending them as a leading environmental building services consultancy.”

John Macleod, Project Manager, Aberdeenshire Council

sustainability engineering

New Head of Sustainability

New Head of Sustainability

As we face the global climate emergency, and with more than 40% of UK carbon emissions emanating from buildings and construction activities, we provide leading sustainability consultancy to minimise impacts from the development, refurbishment, operation and disposal of buildings.

Driving towards Net Zero Carbon (NZC) requires new skills in the accurate assessment and measurement of embodied and operational energy. As members of the UK Green Building Council, and in keeping with our strong principles of evolution, our team is facing these challenges through the application of new techniques in design and analysis. We are delighted to welcome David Spiteri as our new Director and Head of Sustainability

David is responsible for driving the green agenda within the company and providing support in delivering sustainable building services solutions.  With a proven track record in the construction industry, David is passionate about promoting human-centred design strategies whilst minimising the impact on our planet. David is a specialist in early concept design and building physics, addressing all aspects carbon, energy and sustainability.  David is passionate in leading our response to the global climate emergency, designing for Net Zero Carbon, wellness and health in the post-Covid world.  Please get in touch and David will be delighted to share his passion and expertise.