Structural Design Associates (SDA) is continuing to grow its range of services with the appointment of a senior chartered civil and structural engineer, Ken Leung.
Following its acquisition by food and drink capital investment experts, Integrated Food Projects (IFP) at the end of last year, it has launched a new civil engineering division to advise clients of both businesses.
Heading up the department is Ken who brings with him more than a decade of experience in civil and structural engineering, specialising in both design consultancy and construction.
A graduate of Cardiff University, Ken has worked both in the UK and internationally, helping to deliver high profile projects in the public and private sectors.
Commenting on the appointment, Philip Chatfield, managing director of Integrated Food Projects, said:
“Ken has worked for a number of large consultancies, and I am delighted that he has chosen SDA as the place to progress his career further. He is keen to contribute to the ongoing development of the services we already offer to clients, as well as expanding our civil engineering division for both SDA and IFP.
“All this means we can continue to bring together our knowledge and expertise to deliver a complete design service.”
As an engineer, Ken has played a key role in the construction of the 66 storey, New World Centre in Kowloon, Hong Kong. The development comprised of a 17-storey shopping/retail mall, accommodated offices and serviced apartments with the top 17 floors as a hotel. He will be involved on a £7million sports facility at the prestigious Repton School, which is a long-standing client of Derbyshire-based SDA, and also the latest phase of development at Ascott Transport Ltd creating a £6million distribution facility.
Integrated Food Projects have partnered with Kettleby Foods on a number of high-profile multi-million pound capital projects since 2003/4, helping the business to develop and grow. Throughout that time they have provided cost-effective and efficient solutions on development projects both at our existing ready meals production facility and also in creating a new satellite facility. The projects at our existing facility were managed without impact on our ability to service our own clients, and all projects have been delivered within budget, in a timely fashion and to the requisite standards of safety and quality. Their team work ethos and professional approach ensure successful projects and I would utilise Integrated Food Projects in the future without hesitation.
- Jarrod Thorndyke, Production Director
I have worked with Integrated Food Projects on many capital expenditure projects since 2004, the latest being the development of the new plot of land adjacent to our main site. They successfully employed a project delivery process to ensure the integration of a leased modular building solution with the development of the site infrastructure to improve logistics and Health and Safety. Their staff are always positive and enthusiastic and have fostered a team-work approach ensuring another successful project delivered. I look forward to working with them again in the near future.
- Engineering Manager, Major UK Ready Meals Manufacturer