Thomas Consulting have provided Civil and Structural Engineering Services to the Nuclear Industry for over 21 years. We have provided services in connection with 25 Statutory Reactor Outages across the EDF Energy Fleet. Work carried out includes the inspection and reporting upon the condition of existing structures including sea defence walls and marine structures such as piers and jetties.

Services have been provided for EDf Energy at Heysham, Sizewell, Torness and Hartlepool Power Stations, for Magnox at Wylfa and Hunterston A Power Stations for Magnox and we have also conducted work for Westinghouse and other Nuclear clients. We have completed a number of high QA Grade projects involving Seismic Qualification of new and existing structures involving complex 3D dynamic modelling using Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Our staff includes Chartered Engineers who are security vetted/ counter terrorist checked (CTC), DBS checked and site inducted to work in Nuclear Installations.


  • Seismic Analysis of existing structures
  • Seismic Analysis and design of new build structures
  • 3D Finite Element Dynamic Analysis of structures
  • Interpretation of Response Spectra Information
  • Steel Beam Assessments in accordance with LOLER
  • Cover Surveys of Existing Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • Detailed setting out and level surveys
  • Survey and condition reports of existing structures
  • Asset Management Surveys of existing structures
  • Assessment of cylinders using FEA analysis
  • Design of trailer modification and or lifting equipment for the transportation of Nuclear Waste
  • Tie down strategies for Nuclear packages being moved by air, land, road or sea.


Grey Steel Beam Assessments undertaken under LOLER

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)