WSP bolsters Scottish building services business

WSP, the global professional consultancy, has today announced the appointment of three new directors in the UK, including two senior directors in its building services business in Scotland.

Garry Calder and Graeme Bruce will both be joining WSP’s Edinburgh office as technical directors, bringing a combined fifty years’ experience in the building services industry. Garry joins WSP from Mott MacDonald’s building services team in Edinburgh that he established and led. He has worked on a number of interesting and diverse projects including the Royal Yacht Britannia and Murrayfield Stadium. Graeme rejoins WSP from Waterman, where he was regional director for Scotland. In his career he has worked on projects for the Royal Mail, NHS Fife and the Hard Rock Café project in Glasgow.

The building services team is recruiting at all levels in Scotland, including senior engineers. Two graduates have already been recruited and are due to start in the coming months. The building services business works with other parts of WSP on key Scottish infrastructure projects to provide an integrated service for clients.

Garry said:

“My inspiration to join WSP was motivated by their excellent reputation and the diversity of opportunities that exist within the group. I am thrilled to be given the opportunity, along with Graeme, to lead and develop the existing building services team to have WSP recognised as the consultant of choice within the Scottish marketplace.”

Graeme said:

“I am re-joining WSP, as I believe they have a significant brand identity in our market, and will provide an excellent platform to work from. I am looking forward to joining forces with Garry, and developing the practice in a way that will provide service excellence to our customers, and a dynamic working environment for our staff.”

Roy McKenzie joins WSP’s fire team in Basingstoke as associate director. A former fire fighter in the UK and South Africa, he arrives from Atkins Rail Solutions. Roy has worked on a number of high profile projects throughout his distinguished career including Selfridges, the British Museum, and more recently London Underground and Crossrail stations, and the London Cable Car across the Thames.

Roy has received a Fire Service Commendation following his work after the Grand Hotel Brighton bombing in 1984, and is currently a lecturer in rail fire engineering at University College London.