Bristol engineering firm transforms headquarters with HSBC UK support

Property & Construction | South West

A structural engineering design consultancy has transformed its Bristol head office with the support of a five-figure finance package from HSBC UK.

Fenton Holloway, which has been trading on Park Street for the last 20 years, has used the HSBC UK funding to refurbish its 2,500 sq. ft. office for the first time in ten years. A rejuvenated workspace including air-conditioning, shower facilities and new meeting room have created a more attractive environment for clients and support the future expansion of the consultancy.

Established by Richard Fenton and Neil Holloway in 1995, the business offers a wide range of civil and structural engineering services, with the design team responsible for restoration projects on some of the South West’s most iconic structures including Brunel’s SS Great Britain, Portsmouth’s HMS Victory and Clevedon Pier. The business restructured in 2018 and is now 50% owned by its employees as part of an Employee Ownership Trust.

Adam Magrill, Director and Trustee at Fenton Holloway, said: “We challenge our engineers and technicians with some of the most exciting projects to work on in the UK, but our office had become tired and needed a new lease of life! We’re incredibly grateful to our relationship manager at HSBC UK, Joel Dunning, for helping provide our team with a more sophisticated working environment, which we’ve already had some fantastic feedback on from clients and which our employees are proud of.

“As well as HSBC UK it has been a pleasure to work with Matrix BES Ltd who carried out the building work and BOM IT Solutions.”

David Butler, HSBC UK Business Banking Area Director for Bristol said: “Fenton Holloway is an incredibly well-respected business within the engineering and design space, with a lot of experience here in Bristol and nationally. We’re delighted to have supported the business as it looked to create a fresh look for its head office and continue to be an attractive place to work in the city.”

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