Our people

David Armstrong


What first attracted me to Hoare Lea, and indeed the building services industry – was the varied nature of day-to-day work, both in the office and on site. As the Partner responsible for managing our Manchester office, I still to this day enjoy the technical challenges that delivering such specialist services provides.

Engineering human experiences.

For me, the human impact I see on our projects comes from working with many different people – both within Hoare Lea and outside, across a wide range of projects and sectors. When people collaborate, we can achieve great results. I’m also inspired by seeing our staff develop their own knowledge and experience while working on challenging schemes.

Biggest engineering challenge.

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, was a demanding project. We needed to develop complex integrated design solutions using detailed analysis, all while working to ambitious client requirements. The entire facility was delivered within very tight timescales and, at the time, was one of the largest projects in which he had integrated BIM. The result is a fantastic, award-winning space that we are all extremely proud of.