Royston began his working life at George Wimpey & Co as a Trainee Draughtsman with a four-year indentureship. During this period, he studied at Twickenham College of Technology attaining an HNC in Building Construction. Later Royston moved to Local Authority joining Surrey County Council and then Exeter City Councils rising to the grade of Senior Technician Engineer. In 1998, Royston was invited to join Gilbert & Caswell, a Building Surveying practice that wanted to increase its field of expertise. Royston became a partner to head up the Civil Engineering discipline. It was there that he first met David Pullen, who later become his link to Wilson & Partners which Royston joined in 2013. Royston now works as a Civil Engineering Consultant and has a significant portfolio of projects at W&P, including Euston Station, Crossrail and London Overground, together with large scale infrastructure development projects throughout the Home Counties. One of Royston’s great quotes is that ‘you have to be an enthusiast to be an engineer’ – and that one of the greatest delights of the profession is never knowing what you’re going to find’. Having worked in several construction sectors, Royston has a common-sense approach to problem solving and a keen eye for sustainable solutions.
Nat joined W&P in 2018 and is a passionate and imaginative member of the team. He reflects of Wilson & Partners that the team are exceptionally friendly and approachable, through all levels of the business. Further to this, due to the size and character of the company, the doors are open for making a significant personal contribution. As someone with a very strong commitment to Sustainability, Nat notes his satisfaction with the discussion of holistic design methods that we have at W&P. Since joining, Nat has become one of our Sustainability Champions, working with Luke to support the “design pillar” and ensure clients receive the best solutions for their projects, in a sustainable manner. Nat loves engineering as an industry, because ‘design is a journey’ – and the excitement of being able to use new technology to improve our environment, combining with ancient methods (something that is especially possible for engineers in the UK) are really motivating.
Luke joined Wilson & Partners in November 2014 as a Junior Building Services Technician with a degree in Product Design and an enthusiasm to move into electrical engineering. In his time at the company, he has begun an HNC in Building Services Engineering and is looking to progress onto the HND Programme upon completion.
In his four years’ service, Luke has progressed to the role of Building Services Engineer having demonstrated consistent development through his time at the company. He recalls his two high points of his career here so far: his work on IPL – creating the original design and watching it evolve into something much more than he imagined – and Medway Hospital, a project local and personal to him, with his father having been involved with the M&E installation 15 years prior.
In addition to his technical role, Luke has led the way on CSR, mentoring Work Experience students and visiting schools in the area to offer Career and STEM talks. He has also recently become a co-champion for Sustainability in Design at W&P and actively works with the design team to innovate sustainable & cost-effective design solutions.