UK & International

In addition to our successful practice here in Ireland, PUNCH have a UK office located in Glasgow, Scotland. The UK registered company PUNCH Consulting Engineers Ltd took over the well-established practice of Petrie Robertson Design in 2014. Through the acquisition of Petrie Robertson Design (PRD) our capabilities have been further strengthened with the addition of Alastair Petrie and David Robertson, Directors of Petrie Robertson Design along with their existing staff.

Alastair and David founded Petrie Robertson Design in 1988 and during the 26 years that the company traded they provided Consulting Engineering services to a wide variety of both public and private clients across a range of sectors. Alastair and David have provided consultancy services to in excess of 40 housing associations with a number of those relationships extending since the formation of the Company.

Petrie Roberson Design award winning projects include Kilmarnock Opera House, which was winner of the Town Centre Regeneration Project of the Year at the inaugural Scottish Property Awards 2014. The original opera House became derelict circa 1960 and was then subject to an extensive fire in the 1980’s. Essentially only the façade survived the fire. The Client had originally proposed to develop a hotel on the site but following discussions with East Ayrshire Council they agreed to develop office accommodation on the site for use by the Council.

Petrie Robertson Design Conservation projects include the remodelling of the former Govan Town Hall in Orkney Street, Glasgow. The listed structure has been remodelled on a number of occasions in the past. Firstly as a fire station, then as a police station and more recently a film studio. The project PRD were involved in saw the building converted into office accommodation.

PUNCH Consulting Engineers Ltd is an SER Registered Company and has a number of SER Registered Staff. Below is an un-exhaustive list of the services provided



PUNCH Consulting Engineers also provides the benefits of global presence with successful projects in Europe, North America and the Middle East. To enhance our international services, we have brought together the capabilities and specialist skills of three of Ireland’s leading practices – JV Tierney, Ethos Engineering and ourselves PUNCH Consulting Engineers. Together we have the extensive resources required to provide the full range of engineering and consultancy services to clients around the world. With over 100 years experience in the three companies and a commitment to sustainable design solutions that is founded on years of knowledge acquired on landmark and award winning projects, we provide economical and environmentally responsible complete solutions to our clients within a proactive and co-operative team structure.

TPE Consulting Engineers offer a full range of experience from Healthcare, Infrastructure, High-Tech, Sustainability, Environmental, Marine, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Structural and Project Management. A wide range of applications and experience has been gained over 100 years and can be seen in the broad range of clients, projects and industry sectors that we have worked in over the years. TPE Consulting Engineers joint project portfolio includes over 5,000 designs with involvement in over €1,000 million worth of construction works annually with a joint annual turnover in excess of €20 million.

Sample projects completed to date include:

  • Ministry of Health Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  Hospital Refurbishment
  • King Fahad Medical City Masterplan, Riyadh,Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • King Fahad Medical City Cochlear Implant Centre
  • Al Shumaisi Makkah Immigration Detention Centre Compliance Report
  • Al Madina Logistics Services, Warehouse & Distribution Centre Oman
  • BMMI Distribution Centre Review, Sitra, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates
  • Burj Al Baher, 96,00 m2 mixed use development, Tripoli, Libya
  • Saudi Food & Drug Authority Laboratories, Dammam
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Inaugural Facility Bahrain

TPE Philosophy
The corner stone of our philosophy is that we listen to our Clients carefully from the inception to completion of their projects in order to ascertain their requirements at all stages of their project. We listen carefully and work cooperatively with the Client, team members and stakeholders in order to complete the project in time and within authorised cost and to the required quality standards. Our skills which are provided at all project stages include:-

  • Master Planning and Urban Development Strategies.
  • Engineering Design Solutions
  • Value Engineering
  • Project Management and Cost Control
  • Site Selection and Analysis
  • Client Brief Development
  • Fit Out and Post Completion Services
  • Supervision

We have developed an interactive briefing methodology to assist our Client through the initial process of the project, to define their needs and develop a project brief and space programme. Our expert personnel will liaise with Client personnel and other relevant bodies. We optimise the project to the Client’s benefit while always ensuring the flexibility and sustainability are built in to the end result. We tailor each of our projects to its specific set of circumstances and context and each of our buildings has its own unique character.

TPE has a long history of producing excellent projects.  This is due to a combination of factors which include:-

  • Strong Project Management:-
  • Administration
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Fastrack major projects are part of our day to day way of life.
  • Our Directors take a hands on approach to our projects.
  • Our skills in developing project to suit our Clients’ budgets, backed up by sound cost and change control, value engineering and risk analysis techniques.
  • We foster and encourage teamwork between all individuals involved in projects – bringing out the best skills in people to ensure the success of our projects and the finished product of each project.

TPE Design Approach

  • Understanding of key challenges
  • Interactive approaches to brief formulation
  • Understanding appropriate budget and costs control.
  • Leadership, team approach and design management.
  • Dealing with all statutory and permitting issues.
  • Programme/schedule management
  • Our established design excellence
  • Our excellent communications
  • Our enthusiasm and ability to deliver
  • Our culture of listing to our Clients.

TPE Approach to Sustainability

Sustainability Definition: “Meeting the needs of the present without compromising our future needs”

Mission Statement:

“To utilise as many sustainable design options and energy efficient systems as possible, that are technically, environmentally and economically feasible for each individual project, in order to improve on existing standards and to achieve low energy, environmentally friendly buildings.”

In collaboration with our clients and fellow professionals, the design strategy of PUNCH Consulting Engineers is to utilise as many sustainable design options and energy efficient systems as possible that are technically, environmentally and economically feasible for each individual project, in order to improve on existing standards and to achieve low energy, environmentally friendly buildings. PUNCH Consulting Engineers has a dedicated staff with extensive experience with the different and complimentary disciplines of engineering and in-depth knowledge of the different areas of sustainable design and energy efficient concepts.

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