Public Sector

Our engineers have worked with and fostered long term working relationships with various local and nationwide clients within the public sector, both locally and nationwide. We have undertaken a variety of projects within education, healthcare, leisure and housing. We support our clients in managing complex portfolios of existing buildings and delivering maintenance works, new build, monitoring/investigations, assessments, alterations and extensions in a live environment.

We understand the key issues and challenges facing the delivery of these facilities and work as a proactive member of the design team to create solutions for a cost effective outcome, while minimising disruption to the public services being delivered on site.


  • Education

  • Healthcare

  • Leisure

  • Housing


As part of a multi-disciplinary team we work with the designers and stakeholders to undertake various works within the healthcare sector.  Our engineers can undertake structural assessments for the installation of new hospital equipment, designs for the extensions and alteration of clinics to improve facilities and new build elements to larger hospitals.

We appreciate the special demands of working in the healthcare sector and work with the client to phase works and minimise disruption for staff and service users.


Thomas Consulting has extensive experience of developing schools, higher education buildings and research facilities, throughout the UK. We understand the need to maintain day to day operations for public buildings and liaise closely with the client to ensure disruption is minimised. When necessary, projects are developed in a phased manner to help control the impact of site construction on staff and students.

We work closely with the other design team professionals and provide technical services covering drainage, highways, structural and geotechnical design. We also undertake detailed assessments of existing infrastructure and building assets to determine the most appropriate way of developing schools and higher education infrastructure throughout the UK.

Housing Authorities

We work collaboratively with several housing associations to identify any structural repairs required to the housing stock including non-traditional and defective housing types.  We undertake structural inspections to determine the likely cause of damage and specify remedial works such as underpinning, lintel replacement, masonry crack repair and repairs to damaged or defective roofs. 

We understand the need to minimise disruption to the tenants and where practicable remedial works are designed so that they can be undertaken without transferring the tenants to alternative accommodation.

15 Nov 1958

The date the keys were handed to the first two families moving into Langley Farm Estate

A message from Thomas Consulting
Here at Thomas Consulting as other organisations during this time of uncertainty with COVID-19 we are responding to the Government recommendations to try and reduce the spread of the virus. Staff have been made aware of the steps that need to be taken if they show any signs of the infection or have been in contact with others with the symptoms and are updated with any changes daily. That said we are focused on delivering safe, reliable on-going support to both new and existing clients; having implemented measures to ensure that we are able to have staff working remotely (i.e. at home) reducing their contact both with each other and clients to keep all as safe as is possible.

Unfortunately site meetings are postponed until the current restrictions are reviewed and updated and each meeting/site visit will be assessed individually at that time. All other elements of each project will continue to be progressed where possible and each member of the team will be updating clients on their progress.

Thomas Consulting are committed to continue to review the Governments recommendations and make the necessary changes that enable our projects to be delivered on time collaboratively during this period with the minimum amount of risk.

Unfortunately this is going to be an ongoing process for the next few months with constant review; however should you need to contact any member of our team the following numbers will always be available during our normal working hours of 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday 01743 237940 (Shrewsbury), 01772 299040 (Chorley) and 01524 846022 (Lancaster).