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Our Experts

Based in the heart of Nottingham, our office is situated next to the National Justice Museum and benefits from excellent transport links and nearby parking. Our welcoming and diverse team is working on some of the most prestigious and innovative projects in Nottingham, across the UK and around the world.

With many award-winners in our project portfolio, including Everyman Theatre which won the RIBA Stirling Prize, we are proud to work across a large range of sectors ranging from cutting-edge education and healthcare facilities to major new residential schemes Find out more about a selection of our projects below.

You are always welcome to visit or contact us to find out more about our services and discuss how our team can support your next project.

Jonathan Purcell
Managing Director,
Building Services

A Chartered Building Services Engineer with over 30 years’ design experience across a wide variety of sectors, Jonathan is Managing Director responsible the North.

His extensive knowledge and experience allow him to simplify and streamline designs, avoiding overly complex strategies and ensuring deliverable solutions that bring best value. Jonathan is passionate about design and believes in developing strategies that holistically consider and adopt the principles of wellbeing and sustainability. His in – depth expertise in dynamic thermal and energy modelling have seen him deliver excellent solutions across multiple sectors of the built environment.

Jonathan has successfully managed the design of several prestigious new build and refurbishment schemes, including Liverpool’s award – winning Everyman Theatre which won the RIBA Stirling Prize and CIBSE Performance Champion Award.

He also designed Nottingham Trent University’s world – beating creative learning facility, the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies.

Mike Lyons

Mike Lyons
Building Services

Ruth Jeffs

Ruth Jeffs
Infrastructure and

Ruth is an experienced Senior Executive with excellent project management and commercial skills. She joined Waterman in 2016 as our Midlands Regional Director, and is also Chair of the ACE Midlands and joined the ACE National Board in 2018.

Her extensive project portfolio includes strategic land sites such as Graven Hill and Mindenhurst, as well as the delivery of the Jersey General Hospital Nightingale Wing. Ruth has also secured local framework opportunities with ESPO, Midlands Connect, Birmingham City Council, Nottingham City Council, EEM, and Oxford City Council. Ruth leads Waterman’s infrastructure and environment team in the Midlands and is a proven project and programme Director who successfully delivers against challenging and complex criteria and timescales. She is passionate about providing trusted, pragmatic, and flexible advice on development and infrastructure projects for a range of private and public sector clients.



Nick Jones-Hill
Technical Director,
Infrastructure and

Net Zero
& Sustainability

We ensure sustainability and net zero principals are embedded in every project at every opportunity.

& Appraisal

The ability to accurately assess the true value of any acquisition or asset is pivotal in the decision making process of any scheme.

Planning &

Exemplary designs need the best site teams to bring them to life, and we take great pride in helping you realise your vision.

Construction & Development

We cover all sectors and span all engineering and environmental disciplines, bringing the right expertise at each stage.

Operation &
Asset Management

Our in–house expertise provides you with a total solution to help you manage and operate your assets.


We recognise the need to optimise the value of your assets whether they are newly constructed properties or existing building stock.

Project Lifecycle Support


Nottingham Trent University’s (NTU’s) innovative new ‘mock hospital’ is based at its Clifton Campus, allowing future healthcare professionals to gain the knowledge and skills they need for modern practice.

Following the launch of NTU’s new Adult and Mental Health Nursing degrees and degree apprenticeships scheme in May 2020, the new 34,000 sq ft education facility serves as the base for its Institute of Health & Allied Professions and offers a range of specialist courses such as Paramedic Science and Public Health.

The Pick Everard architects-designed multidisciplinary research and development centre allows students to advance their skills in realistic settings across three-storeys. With one floor dedicated to creating simulated healthcare environments including hospital wards, consultation and counselling rooms, a makeshift flat has also been created to allow for the enactment of home and emergency care scenarios with Lifecast Body Simulation manikins


The remaining two floors provide office and flexible teaching spaces, including lecture theatres with removeable seating to permit creative learning approaches such as role play.

Led by NTU’s capital projects group within the Estates department, Waterman provided building services engineering design and worked alongside main contractor, Henry Brothers, Edge, Turner & Townsend and Atkins. Our team carried out the full detailed design of the mechanical and electrical packages, including an innovative all electric solution to future proof the building and reduce its life cycle carbon impact. The new centre is substantially naturally ventilated using hybrid heat recovery devices and openable windows to establish excellent internal air quality to ensure the very best learning environments for occupants. It has also achieved a design stage ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating, which is the University’s minimum standard for new developments.