We pride ourselves on being a people business which focuses on relationships with our clients and within our own team. We understand the key to our success is our staff and we want to be people who our clients enjoy working with and want to return to.

We believe in communicating completely and respecting our clients and each other.This core value is at the heart of our approach to business.

One of our primary philosophies is that we aspire to enable our staff to achieve their full potential, through ongoing development; we provide structured training programmes for our Engineers and Technicians, leading to Chartered or a professional status and encourage college courses for Technicians.

Building Design Consultants : meet the key players

Gary Freeman – Managing Director




  • • 1991 BEng (Hons)
    • 1997 MIStructE
    • 1997 CEng

Key Skills 

• Management of multi discipline projects
• Structural Engineering
• Commercial Focus


Gary is the Managing Director and founder of Building Design Consultants and has over 27 years experience. Gary has considerable experience working on residential, major office, retail, warehouse and educational developments. Since 2003 Gary has run a Regional office of a large PLC Consultancy practice responsible for the Technical and Commercial management of projects with an annual turnover of £2M to £3M. Gary has built an excellent reputation as a focused and committed Engineer with a passion for detail, a deep appreciation of buildability issues and an absolute dedication to exceed client aspirations.

In addition to his role of Regional Director Gary also managed the National Civil and Structural Engineering framework for Crest Nicholson and successfully delivered services across a range of residential projects, under the framework agreement. Services ranged from due diligence site appraisals through to delivery of numerous working drawings packages. Schemes varied in size but annually Gary helped Crest deliver 800 to 1000 units with annual fees of circa £1.5M including work in support of Crests' standard house type range and detailing.



Matt Cook - Director





• 1996 BEng (Hons)
• 2003 MIStructE
• 2003 CEng

Key Skills

• Management of large multi discipline projects
• Structural Engineering
• Project Management



Matt is a Director of Building Design Consultants and has over 15 years' experience within Engineering Consultancy. He has worked his way up from graduate engineer to hold senior positions in three companies prior to becoming a Director in Building Design Consultants. His great reputation is based on his dependable, honest and trustworthy approach to business. He has a deep understanding of the technical aspects of construction within the sectors which he operates and enjoys bringing this experience to the fore on projects.

Matt has collected many long-standing clients who rely on his drive and close involvement to ensure their projects' success.

2 Station Court
Radford Way
CM12 0DZ
Tel : 01277 314 455

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