Innovative Structural Engineering Solutions

Our Structural and Civil design engineers deliver exceptional quality and service on all projects regardless of size.

Innovating Structural Engineering Since 1979

For dependable and efficient structural and civil design engineering services, look no further than Thomas Consulting. Our team of dedicated professionals has extensive experience in the structural and civil design engineering industry, and is committed to providing a high quality service tailored to your individual project. We strive to go above and beyond to ensure that your project is completed safely, on time, and on budget. Contact us today to get started on your next construction project.

Structural Engineering

Civil Engineering

Geotechnical / Environmental

Expert Witness & Forensic Services

Structural Inspections & Surveys

Pre-Planning Services

Making an Impact Across the UK

Our aim is to provide our clients with the highest quality structural and civil engineering services, while maintaining the highest level of safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. We strive to provide our UK-wide clients with innovative and timely solutions in order to maximise their success. We are committed to providing our clients with superior customer service and reliable engineering solutions that are tailored to meet their individual requirements.


Our Management Team

We strive to exceed your expectations and to continuously improve our services through research and development. We are committed to building long-term relationships with our clients and to making a positive impact in the communities we serve.

Kieron Hounslow

Director – BEng (Hons) CEng MIStructE

Based in our Chorley office I have been a structural engineer now for over 35 years having grown within the Thomas Consulting team…

Phil Howden

Director – BEng (Hons) CEng FICE FIStructE IMaPs

I have been a business owner in Thomas Consulting now for over 15 years. Specialising in Structural Engineering with over 40 years’ experience…

Paul Bailey

Director – BEng (Hons) CEng MIStructE

Over my 30-year career in structural engineering, I have worked tirelessly to develop a role as a trusted advisor and problem-solver…

Steve Bridges

Director – BSc (Hons) CEng FICE

I am a Chartered Engineer with over 22 years’ experience within the construction industry. I manage the Lancaster Office including…

Julian Pearson

Director – BSc (Hons) CEng C.WEM MICE MCIWEM MCIHT

I am a chartered engineer with both CIWEM and ICE and have over 10 years’ experience within the construction industry…

Mike Hooper

Commercial Director – CEng MIStructE MICE MCIHT MAE ​

My working life began as a structural steelwork designer with a busy Structural Steelwork Fabricator based in the Northwest…

Daniel Fryer


As an experienced Consulting Engineer with 30 years in the Construction industry, with an extensive knowledge of refurbishment and new build projects.

Diane Brown

Regional Director – BA Assoc CIPD

I have worked at Thomas Consulting now for nine years focusing on providing the technical team with the resources they need to deliver our services to our clients…

Seb Warren

Associate – MSc

I started with Thomas Consulting as a school leaver in 2006 and progressed steadily with the support of the company into my current position…

Chris Redman

Associate – IEng MICE

I am a Structural Engineer and I have worked for Thomas Consulting for over 10 years based in the Lancaster office where I manage…

Iestyn Williams

Associate – Beng (Hons) CEng MICE

I am a Chartered Engineer with over 18 years’ industry experience, based in the Shrewsbury office where I lead the Structural’s team…

Sharon Roscoe

Finance Manager

I have been working at Thomas Consulting now for just over 5 years as the Finance Manager based at our Head Office in Chorley…

Work For Us

Working for Thomas Consulting provides an opportunity to be involved on a variety of projects and challenges in the field of structural and civil engineering. As a valued member of our team you will be involved in designing both innovative and challenging projects offering an excellent opportunity for you to grow professionally.

We offer competitive salaries and employee benefits as well as a supportive working environment. We also provide access to the latest technologies, tools and resources to ensure that you are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in your role.

Our commitment to excellence, integrity and customer satisfaction means that all of our engineers work with confidence, knowing that their work will be of the highest quality.

Case Studies

We are committed to providing our clients with innovative and timely solutions to their engineering needs, while delivering exceptional customer service.

Abbey Green School, Chester

No. 10 & 11 Abbey Square opened in Autumn 2020 as a School for Autistic Children. Thomas Consulting were appointed as Structural Engineer...

Bridges at Waters Edge, Mossley

Sited in the scenic upper River Tame Valley Barret Homes residential development required a new 23 metre span access bridge and...

CNG Fuels, Corby

Some sample information text in here about the projects aims, objectives and what has been measured and resulted in a positive project...

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Thomas Consulting Staff Forum 2022

We are committed to providing our clients with innovative and timely solutions to their engineering needs, while delivering exceptional customer service.Well, the TC Staff Forum 2022 took place this month and for the first time in five whole years…. With one thing and...
coast to coast

Coast to Coast Cycling. Whitehaven to Tynemouth.

The germ of an idea of a long cycle ride was mooted when ten of us were cycling in the Elan Valley during a relaxation of covid regulations in 2021. The germinator, later to become the group’s pack leader began emailing details to us all in early 2022 & before...

Kickstarter Isabel Syms tells us of her journey

After I graduated from university last summer with a BA in History but very little actual work experience, job-hunting became months of time-consuming application processes following by generic rejection emails, or no replies at all. Dispirited, I finally applied for...

Biodiversity – Sustainable Drainage Systems

Here at Thomas Consulting we are looking to continually promote the four pillars of sustainable drainage systems. We are particularly focusing on the pillar of Biodiversity, the development of ecosystems. By considering this in our projects we can create improved...

Ground investigation finds extension to be stable

Phil Howden inspected a property this week. The house has suffered from damage following deep excavation works near the property by a Statutory Undertakers' Contractor, with heavy plant causing significant vibration. The Contractor had also needed to dewater due to...

Double beam engine

​In 2021 it will 50 years since Blists Hill Victorian Town Museum opened to the public. In keeping with the areas innovative past, the Blists Hill museum was a first for a new type of open air museum. We were thrilled to be invited by The Ironbridge Gorge Museum to...

Cracks in your property

Depending on where you live a colloquial term for “fun, entertainment and conversation” is ‘crack’. It often turns up in writing from Northern England and Scotland such as Walter Scott and Robbie Burns. I know someone will be saying it should be ‘craic’ but this...

Civil engineering, past, present and future

200 years ago in a London coffee shop, a small group of young engineers got together and founded the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the world’s first professional engineering body. Just to put that into context, in the same year (1818) Mary Shelley’s...

3D Printing: Taking DIY engineering to the extreme…

3D printing (additive manufacturing) has come a long way since its very humble beginnings in 1983, when Charles Hull printed the very first 3D object, a simple eye wash cup. Hull’s first ever 3D printer (he called it stereolithography or SLA printing) worked by moving...

It’s getting hot in here! Is nuclear power the key to slashing greenhouse emissions?

British people love to talk about the weather, we are renowned for it and probably always will be. However, anyone can be forgiven for obsessing about the dramatic weather of 2018, a year that saw both the hottest summer ever recorded (parts of Britain consistently...