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Laurence Johnson

Partner

As head of our firm’s Utility & Energy Infrastructure group, I have delivered a wide number of demanding projects across the UK. I recognise the importance of relationships and how these can make profound differences to a project, drawing on my contacts across the competitive market to ensure success. As well as contributing to infrastructure guidance for the industry, ​​I engage with utility companies at director level and often assist them in developing their own policies.

Engineering human experiences.

Although I work underground, which means aiming for a lack of human impact, the projects I work on can help transform cities and communities. The work we did for the Graven Hill self-build scheme was a rare public interface; in our small way, we allowed many people reach their dream of building and owning a home.

Biggest engineering challenge.

On the Cabot Circus project, we had the M32 closed overnight to all traffic while we diverted 12 telecom companies, at 2am in the pouring rain! With half the trench dug, we uncovered a massive well that hadn’t been picked up in the surveys. We had to quickly redesign and re-route the services on a different path, all in time before the road had to open three hours later.

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