MECHANICAL and electrical engineering consultant, XBuro UK, has opened an Edinburgh office to develop its projects and client base in the country’s east coast.
The firm has supported the NHS throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, with it delivering various healthcare projects – including the test facility at Gartnavel Hospital and NHS24’s Scotland-wide rollout of modern, flexible working environments.
The new facility is set to continue the firm’s work on major office redevelopments in partnership with firms such as Ryden, JLL, PMP, Doig and Smith, Currie and Brown, Thomson Gray and Avison Young.
Leading the company’s Edinburgh expansion will be Niall Ryan, who joined the firm as a director after more than a decade with WGM Consulting Engineers as operations director. He will be tasked with growing Xburo UK’s list of east coast projects, with the firm having recently started working with Ambassador Group on master planning Ocean Terminal in Edinburgh.
Director Michael Gribben, who founded XBuro UK alongside Thomas Brady in 2018, said, “The growth has been incredible. We’re winning more retainer clients, and bigger projects. London in particular has grown far more quickly than we ever expected. With the amount of projects we were winning in Edinburgh and the east, solidifying our foothold with an office and by growing our team was the logical next step.
“We’re incredibly excited to have Niall on board. His significant expertise in education and healthcare, and experience with new office disciplines such as Passivhaus design will be invaluable.”
Niall Ryan added, “There are so many opportunities to build on our current project portfolio in Edinburgh, not only because of the growth of the city, but because of the need to support clients in achieving Scotland’s target of net zero carbon by 2045.
“That’s why we’re building a team with extensive sustainability experience. I look forward to working alongside Michael, Thomas and the team to develop a sustainable long-term presence in the East Coast, while further establishing the company’s reputation within Edinburgh’s MEP consultancy market.”