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SVM (a Brookbanks Company) is our Mechanical and Electrical Engineering brand, with a renowned team of award-winning, energy-centric building services specialists. We are a creative team of engineers, designers and technical specialists, providing innovative solutions to complex engineering and design challenges within buildings. We work alongside the other Brookbanks Groups to drive value on our clients projects.

We’ve spent 60 years making buildings work better for people, enhancing our reputation for innovation with practicality at every turn, and are proud to have become one of the UK’s top 30 M&E consultancies. High-profile museums, libraries and other national treasures tell part of the story of our past successes but it is the next project – with its opportunities to combine the highest of standards with value and sustainability – that excites us most.

Our Mechanical work includes:

Full Mechanical Design Works (RIBA stage 1-7)

Mechanical performance specifications and scope of works (RIBA stage 1-3)

Air conditioning and comfort cooling plant

Mains cold water and boosted cold water systems

Renewable & sustainable solutions

Heat generation plant

Hot and cold water distribution

Hot water generation plant

Gas distribution systems

Car park ventilation designs

Above ground drainage

Building management and control systems

Our Electrical work includes:

Full electrical design works (RIBA stage 1-7)

Electrical performance specification and scope of works (RIBA 1-3)

Mains and sub-mains power distribution

Cable containment systems

Small power and ancillary services

Internal & External lighting systems

Emergency lighting systems

Specialist lighting design and control systems

Lightning protection systems

Data & communications services

Earthing and bonding requirements

Standby generation and UPS systems

LV power supplies and distribution systems

Renewable technology power requirements

Power and controls wiring associated with mechanical services systems

Our Environmental work includes:

Building regulations UK Part L (BRUKL)

Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) Residential

Wellbeing Strategies

Low and zero carbon designs


Simplified Building Energy Modelling (SBEM) Commercial

Daylight studies

Overheating calculations in compliance with Part O

Our Analysis (detailed surveys and reports) includes:


Acceptance and compliance

General Condition


Commissioning management


Site services

Feasibility studies

Design inspections

Auditing surveys

Technical appraisals

As installed

Capacity issues

Technical services management

Incoming utilities

Our Specialist services include:

Vertical transportation

Strategic operational management

Development of PPM and CBM systems

Facilities management advice

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Meet our Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Leadership Team:

Director, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Group

Lucy Wildesmith

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Technical Director / Head of London Office

Paul Rushmer

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Director, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Group

Robert Keane

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