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New Associate Director strengthens Rolton Group team

Rolton Group are delighted to announce the appointment of seasoned engineer, Ty Lawson, who is joining the team as an Associate Director.

A key part of Ty’s role will be managing and delivering mechanical engineering designs for many high profile and complex projects, including the development of the £2.6bn Gigaplant for Britishvolt, while also developing the MEP building services team to strengthen Rolton Group’s service offering, provide mentor support for colleagues and to further develop and maintain technical best practices across the team.

Ty joins Rolton Group with 40 years of experience, having worked with clients across the UK and internationally, advising on and delivering large scale projects while reducing resource usage across a variety of sectors, including the industrial, leisure, retail and commercial sectors.

This appointment enables Rolton Group’s continued growth in key sustainability services including focusing on sustainable, low energy, affordable designs for clients. Ty is a LEED AP Legacy Member inclined towards building thermal massing and geothermal ground source technology and is a specialist in carbon management.

Ty brings a wealth of experience from his past roles, having previously provided building services engineering designs for La Mer, the 7.5-mile-long Entertainment Hub in Dubai with more than 130 restaurants, cafés and shops, plus a cinema, Laguna Waterpark and two hotels. He has also designed the building services master plans for the redevelopment of Maktoum Airport covering 14,000 hectares. Ty assisted with the designs for five of the ten new terminals and was lead designer for an accommodation village for the subsequent 42,000 workers. With project experience such as this, Ty will certainly be a real asset to the Rolton Group team and add true value to all the projects that he works on.

Craig Smith, Managing Director of Rolton Group said of the occasion:

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Ty to Rolton Group. Ty brings a wealth of technical experience in the built environment across multiple sectors and combined with his passion and desire for sustainability and sustainable design within building services, he will add significant value to our team and our clients' projects.”

Ty added:

“I’m really excited to be a part of Rolton Group and to be involved in the designs for the Britishvolt project. It’s the biggest built environment project in the UK right now and I’m looking forward to making a real difference on it. I still love the job after 40 years and can’t wait to see what challenges lie ahead in my new position.”