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Mike Wood Retires

Mike Wood Retires

Congratulations to Mike Wood on your retirement!!! Mike has been an integral part of HBL for over 15 years and had a career spanning over 48 years (just two shy of a half century). His hard work and dedication to each and every one of the 1009 projects he has...

HBL Associates appointed to two Multi-Disciplinary Frameworks

HBL Associates appointed to two Multi-Disciplinary Frameworks

We are delighted to announce that HBL Associates has been appointed to the LHC's and Consortium Procurement Construction's Multi-Disciplinary Consultancy Services Framework (MDC1). HBL Associates came first in our size class and third overall for the Structural...

HBL Associates receive Workplace Wellbeing Charter Reaccreditation

HBL Associates receive Workplace Wellbeing Charter Reaccreditation

HBL Associates are delighted to have received our reaccreditation with the Workplace Wellbeing Charter. The Workplace Wellbeing Charter is a nationally recognised accreditation that celebrates workplaces' great wellbeing strategies. HBL first gained the Workplace...

HBL Associates instructed on a residential project in Stockport

HBL Associates instructed on a residential project in Stockport

HBL Associates were instructed by Wiggett Construction as consulting Structural Engineers on a residential scheme in Reddish, Stockport - alongside HNA Architects and civil engineers Build Vision Ltd. The project, comprising 16 new build, 3 storey homes, was made...

Two Projects Shortlisted at the Park World Excellence Awards

Two Projects Shortlisted at the Park World Excellence Awards

Two of HBL’s 2021 projects were recently shortlisted at the Park World Excellence Awards for Attraction projects. Unfortunately, they didn’t win this time, but it was still an honour to have our projects listed. LEGOLAND MYTHICA was shortlisted for both Best Product...

5000m2 New Production facility opened

5000m2 New Production facility opened

This 5000m² new production facility at WFEL LIMITED Stockport has been formally opened! Contracted by the UK Ministry of Defence to build ‘Boxer’ mechanised infantry vehicles and military bridges at their Stockport site. HBL provided consultancy for the project. This...

Croc Drop wins National Award

Croc Drop wins National Award

How do you build a 16m high crocodile head with a ride coming out of the mouth? Click on the link to find out how! https://www.tekla.com/uk/bim-awards/1624-project-plummet It is great to see the contractor and fabricator for the project, B&E SERVICES, put our...

Why businesses should embrace sustainability

Why businesses should embrace sustainability

Abdul Ben Ghalbon, director at civil and structural engineering consultancy HBL Associates, discusses the importance of why businesses should embrace sustainability. Rapid population growth, economic development and an unrelenting demand for more natural resources are...

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week

We are celebrating National Apprenticeship Week. At HBL, our commitment has always been our investment in people; providing ongoing training and a focus on their personal development. Nearly 25% of our current staff began their HBL careers as apprentices, totalling...

HBL Associates announces new office opening in London

HBL Associates announces new office opening in London

UK Leading civil and structural engineering consultancy, HBL Associates today announced it has opened an office in London. Due to continued business growth in and around the city, HBL took the strategic decision to open the office to enable them to meet the needs and...

HBL Associates shortlisted for two national NCE Awards

HBL Associates shortlisted for two national NCE Awards

Manchester-based civil and structural engineering consultancy, HBL Associates has followed up last year’s success at the civil engineering industry’s leading national awards by being shortlisted in two categories of this year’s New Civil Engineer (NCE) Companies of...

EN:Procure appoint HBL Associates to new consultancy framework

EN:Procure appoint HBL Associates to new consultancy framework

HBL Associates have been appointed to the EN:Procure Consultancy Framework. EN:Procure, the specialist procurement arm of social housing consortium Efficiency North Holdings Limited, has appointed HBL Associates to their new Consultancy Framework following an...

HBL Associates welcome onboard new board directors

HBL Associates welcome onboard new board directors

HBL Associates has announced a major restructure of its management team, with business founder, Henry Long standing down as director and the internal promotion of three associate directors to the role of board directors. The move will see Henry continue his...

HBL’s Haunted House is star attraction at European industry awards

HBL’s Haunted House is star attraction at European industry awards

One of last summer’s most popular visitor attractions, which HBL Associates helped to deliver at Legoland Windsor, has been recognised at a prestigious international theme park awards event. The Haunted House Monster Party attraction, which HBL designed and built for...

HBL Associates drives forward with Pirelli tyre plant expansion

HBL Associates drives forward with Pirelli tyre plant expansion

Ongoing expansion of the Pirelli tyre factory in Carlisle has helped Manchester civil and structural engineering consultancy, HBL Associates maintain its long-standing relationship with the world’s leading tyre producer, securing two new extension contracts. Pirelli’s...

HBL Associates completes £75m packing site project at AstraZeneca

HBL Associates completes £75m packing site project at AstraZeneca

Manchester-based civil and structural engineering consultancy, HBL Associates has completed a contract with pharmaceutical giant, AstraZeneca to deliver technical improvements to the packing site of the company’s 1,800-strong campus in Macclesfield, Cheshire...

HBL Associates puts employees first with Wellbeing Charter

HBL Associates puts employees first with Wellbeing Charter

Recognising its corporate responsibilities and commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of its workforce, HBL Associates has become one of the UK's first SME's to secure the Workplace Wellbeing Charter. Delivered by Health@Work Consultancy Services, this...

Structural Awards success at the double for HBL Associates

Structural Awards success at the double for HBL Associates

Manchester-based civil and structural engineering consultancy, HBL Associates enjoyed a winning double at the North West Structural Awards in Manchester, with two of its engineers taking Young Structural Engineer and Volunteer of the Year Awards. The annual awards,...

Life is a roller-coaster for HBL Associates

Life is a roller-coaster for HBL Associates

Manchester-based engineering consultancy, HBL Associates, has been awarded a contract to provide civil and structural design of the new DUPLO Dream Coaster at the Legoland Windsor resort. The DUPLO Dream Coaster has been designed specifically to provide pre-school...

Masters Degree success for civil engineer, Danny

Masters Degree success for civil engineer, Danny

Engineer, Danny Patel, who has worked at HBL Associates for the past 11 years, has graduated this summer with a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University (Class 1). Danny joined HBL in 2008 as a CAD Technician and, in line with the...

ICE Chartership success for associate director, Liam

ICE Chartership success for associate director, Liam

Associate Director, Liam Massey has successfully completed his Institute of Civil Engineering (ICE) Chartership at the first attempt, as he continues to fast-track his career at HBL Associates. Liam joined the consultancy straight from college in 2008 as a trainee CAD...

HBL Associates get in the spirit at Legoland Windsor

HBL Associates get in the spirit at Legoland Windsor

Reinforcing its reputation in the theme park sector, Manchester-based civil and structural engineering consultancy, HBL Associates, has helped deliver this summer’s major new attraction at Legoland Windsor. The Haunted House Monster Party provides guests with a...

HBL Associates on trend in leading industry awards

HBL Associates on trend in leading industry awards

HBL Associates has enjoyed double success in its industry’s leading national awards. The Manchester-based civil and structural engineering consultancy was not only shortlisted as one of New Civil Engineer magazine’s ‘Top 100’ consultants, but was also recognised in...

The Duncombe Arms

The Duncombe Arms

HBL are delighted to have been involved in the latest project at The Duncombe Arms in Ellastone. The Walnut House, luxury bedroom accommodation, extension was completed in December 2018, together with the extension to the kitchen facilities in the original pub. HBL...

New Residential Development, Richmond Point

New Residential Development, Richmond Point

Richmond Point, on the outskirts of Lytham St Annes, is the latest housing development from Kensington Developments and aims to be one of the most prestigious ever created on the Fylde coast. Continuing our relationship with Kensington Developments, HBL are engaged as...

B&M’s 600th Store Opening

B&M’s 600th Store Opening

Just before Christmas B&M Stores celebrated the landmark opening of their 600th store in Tonbridge, Kent. HBL Associates have worked on over 100 B&M stores in the past 5 years providing structural engineering services for new stores, expansion and...

The Bear Grylls Adventure Opens

The Bear Grylls Adventure Opens

The Bear Grylls Adventure opened in October 2018 at the NEC Birmingham. HBL were appointed by Merlin Entertainments to carry out the lead civil and structural consultancy role on the world first attraction, featuring the following activities; Shark Dive Indoor Skydive...