We are a firm of Building Services Consulting Engineers established in 1998 by Steve Levell, formed on the principle of a personalised, responsive service, backed-up by innovative and sound technical knowledge. We have achieved controlled growth year-on-year built largely on repeat commissions from a loyal and diverse client base, in both the public and private sector. We are based in Stockport, Cheshire and due to our continued success, we have recently opened a new Isle of Man office.
In the public sector our clients include Manchester City Council (ECS are one of only eight M&E Consulting Engineers on Manchester City Council Framework) Tameside ,Stockport, St Helens, Stoke, High Peak, Macclesfield, Lancashire and Cheshire Local Authorities. We also undertake commissions for the Isle of Man Government and Merseyside and North Wales Police Authorities. ECS also work with many developers and architects on Commercial, Educational, Industrial and Residential projects.
In the residential sector, ECS have delivered and consulted on many multi-occupancy apartment buildings, developed for private sale, shared equity or rental. We have also built up an enviable reputation for the delivery of one-off luxury residential home development incorporating Smart Home technology, swimming pools, spas, gymnasiums and cinema rooms. Whether this involves new construction or the restoration of historic sites, ECS have delivered projects across the UK, from Scotland to the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
We have proven experience of undertaking complex design projects within the healthcare sector, including a hospice refurbishment and extension, with minimal disruption to front line services. From intimate ‘court’ schemes through to ‘villages’ with over 100 residential apartments, we have been involved in Extra Care community developments which are designed around the needs of the residents, promoting independence, healthy and active lifestyles whilst offering a range of provisions for occupants who require care.
ECS have been commissioned as part of the project team on many Commercial and Industrial projects; from office developments and Data Centres to large factory fit-outs and Distribution Centres. Our experience with blue-chip retailers, including Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Tesco, JD Fashion and Mothercare, allows ECS to advise during the early stages in terms of Utility design allowing applications to be made securing supplies at early stages and ensuring cost viability.
ECS are actively involved with CIBSE and have written the building services chapters in an Institute of Structural Engineer document on Multi-Storey Car Park design.
Quality is key to our organisation to ensure customer satisfaction and this is reinforced through our ISO 9001 accreditation and our commitment to staff is demonstrated with the Investors in People ‘Silver’ Award accreditation.
We have also achieved ISO 14001 Accreditation – the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS) that an organization can use to enhance its environmental performance.
Our Mission Statement is to consistently deliver excellence in engineered building services solutions, encompassing low energy design to reduce carbon emissions, resulting in the highest possible grade of energy performance certification for clients.
Our Core Values
Quality – Quality is key to our organisation to ensure customer satisfaction and this is reinforced through our ISO 9001 accreditation. ECS has developed processes which will form the backbone of future expansion, ensuring present and new staff have the necessary support, and frameworks in place, to maintain the high quality we demand.
Professionalism – We believe that investing in our staff is an investment in the future of the business, so we offer opportunities to learn, to research, to develop. Continuous Professional Development ensures our staff are able to develop and enhance their skills & knowledge, helping them to remain motivated and enthusiastic, whilst helping ECS to maintain a sustainable and competitive advantage.
Teamwork – Teamwork is essential in the successful delivery of any project and here at ECS we have a really great team. Their hard work, dedication and commitment is the mainstay of our success, helping to ensure projects are delivered on time and to budget. Engendering co-operation and collaboration is essential in successful project delivery and helps nurture relationships with our clients and between professional team members.
Commitment – We are committed to consistently deliver excellence in engineered building services solutions for our clients, to providing support, encouragement, and continued personal development for our staff and to ensuring further success for our dynamic and innovative company.