Today’s construction projects require a full range of consulting skills to satisfy not only the needs of economics and planning but also to harmonise the development within the environment and meet social needs. By recognising that every project is different and applying our commitment to engineering excellence, we provide practical, efficient and cost effective services to the construction industry. As environmental issues acquire an ever-higher public profile and legislative controls multiply, it becomes increasingly critical to enlist practical, experienced help in meeting environmental needs. Practical problem solving is at the core of our business and by deploying a wide range of skills, we provide innovative and sensitive solutions to environmental issues.
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Who We Are
We are a building services design practice with over 30 years’ experience designing in custodial, commercial, residential, retail and healthcare sectors.
The company was formed by Colin Harding who remains Senior Electrical Partner in the organisation. He is supported by Colin Hoare as Senior Mechanical Partner and they are surrounded by a closeknit Senior Team and team of engineers. People are a large part of what makes a brand successful and we’re proud to have a committed set of individuals.
What People Say About Us
As a contractor that has to look at many drawings, you would be surprised at how great a difference two consultants could do the same work so differently with drawings.
If every client was shown a sample of the quality and style of drawing their consultant was going to produce for them at the beginning of the project, they would probably select someone like CJ Design.
Main reason being that if the client can clearly understand the drawing, then so will the contractor and the chances of getting a more accurate cost, will almost certainly prevail.
When a contractor is presented with poor information and potential risk of missing items, their price will have to compensate for this and the end client will always be picking this up.
If a client also has strict deadlines on tender returns, this is much more likely to happen when the drawings and equipment schedules are of the high standards produced by CJ Design are issued to contractors.
Dean ShackelEstimating & Operations Manager, BM Air Limited
We have recently engaged CJ Design Partnership (CJ Design) to design the MEP engineering services for number of projects including a healthcare project at Medway Maritime Hospital. In 2020, we also completed a large commercial fit out project at Canary Wharf together. We have been exceedingly pleased with their performance and approach when delivering their services. Their professional team has consistently paid attention to detail and delivering on each project quickly, efficiently and within the code requirements. Additionally, the communication received from the team has always been timely, informative, and easily understood.
Daniel S WallDeputy Managing Director, BWA (Europe) Limited
‘Having worked with a number of M&E consultants over the years, we highly enjoy and recommend CJ Design as our preferred consultant for MEP Design. Their attention to detail and consideration of how their packages will have a bearing architecturally, is something that we have not experienced before with other consultants. We have developed a great working relationship with CJ Design and having the personable communication with their team makes project co-ordination more efficient and effective. We look forward to working and delivering projects with CJ Design in the future’
Demi YiannakasAssociate Director Papa Architects Ltd
‘We have been very fortunate to work with Nick at CJ Design on all aspects of M and E on a new build project of 8 apartments and commercial In Chelsea. We received clear drawings with great solutions. They were also able to recommend contractors, some of who we have engaged on the project. We would be very pleased to use them again on our next project.’
Tim HalesDirector, Sphinx Properties Limited
‘Having worked with CJ Design, they have consistently delivered first-class, creative and innovative engineering solutions, that offer great value for money. I heartily endorse this organisation and would thoroughly recommend them and their services’.
David Brown Head of Compliance. Asset Management Metropolitan
‘CJ Design have been a revelation regarding their design, procurement, project management and document control in respect of our installation programme and the roll out of remote viewing and diagnostic BMS. Their attention to detail and target times along with full contractor commercial management and hand over procedures has ensured that our residents experienced minimal disruption. I look forward to partnering with this company in the future’.
Phil LambertBuilding Services Manager, Family Mosaic
CJ Design understand our brief every time and work successfully with us as Client and our Design team to achieve the desired vision. It works well because they are proactive, responsive and highly dedicated to the job. It’s a pleasure to work with them.
Damien HollandRetail Development Director, Value Retail
‘The CJD team have delivered an excellent fit out on time, in budget and to an exceptionally high standard. They were proactive in identifying value engineering opportunities, had firm control of the finances and ensured that the contractor’s safety management delivered an accident free project in a building that is partially occupied.’
James LadermanAssociate Director, Building Consultancy, Projects. Lambert Smith
‘We enjoy working with consultants who are similar to ourselves, small enough to care, big enough to do things right, nimble and professional. It is therefore only natural that we have developed a great working relationship with CJ Design. We really value their insight and attention to detail and continued commitment which helps bring to projects to a successful conclusion. We have worked with the team for many years and would not hesitate to recommend them’
CJ Design has always fully supported us in delivering value added projects that meet Clients aspirations, making the design and procurement a thoroughly rewarding and enjoyable experience’.
Philip AtkinsonManaging Director, Orbit Architects
‘We prefer to work with consultants who share our values of excellence, collaboration, innovation, integrity and discipline. And because of these shared values and more, we have developed an excellent partnership with CJ Design. We have worked with the team for many years in the Judicial sector and value their problem solving capabilities as well as a dedicated commitment to mutual project success and completion. We are very happy to recommend the team and their services’.