Thomas Consulting provide facilities design and engineering support to the MOD and other defence organisations throughout the UK and overseas. We provide technical services for the assessment of critical site infrastructure along with feasibility assessments and offer complete design solutions for the client.

We undertake complex structural analysis and designs associated with defence related facilities, and provide engineering capability with defence specialisms (including nuclear installations, blast etc). Our staff are security cleared to SC level as a minimum and will work in accordance with any stringent client, governmental and site-specific induction processes.

Both civil and structural engineering design facility projects are undertaken and we have significant experience in the design of large substructures, heavy industrial facilities, preparation of remedial work specifications and assessment of existing buildings and site infrastructure.

Our team includes chartered engineers who are experts in the design and assessment of steel and reinforced concrete structures. Using complex software analysis, they can carry out assessments using a seismic structural response spectrum and application of dynamic and blast loadings.


  • Structural Condition Assessments of critical site infrastructure
  • Development of Building Remedial and Upgrade Specifications
  • Analysis and Design of new defence facilities
  • Supporting UK and Overseas defence client management teams
  • Security Cleared experts in the analysis and design of specialised defence structures

20+ years

of supporting defence clients

A message from Thomas Consulting

2021 - Merger Finalised

Thomas Consulting are delighted to announce that over the spring period we have finalised a merger with the structural arm of Carr Faulkner Associates Ltd (CFA Structures Ltd).

CFA Structures Ltd, is a highly regarded structural engineering practice based in Chorley, Lancashire.

The merger will  enhance Thomas Consulting’s already strong reputation within the industry for providing technical services, construction guidance,

and general Civil Engineering services UK wide.

The Carr Faulkner office in Chorley town centre has now closed, all future works will take the Thomas Consulting name.

All the staff at the time of the merger have been retained, with former director Howard Faulkner joining Thomas Consulting as a consultant at the Buckshaw Village office.

Should you need to contact any member of our team the following numbers are available during working hours of 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday

01743 237940 (Shrewsbury), 01772 299040 (Chorley) and 01524 846022 (Lancaster)