Consulting engineer promotes head of sustainable group Ashley Bateson, who is working on the energy strategy for the new East Terminal at Heathrow

Consulting engineer Hoare Lea has appointed Ashley Bateson, who established a sustainability group at the firm in 2004, as partner.

Bateson's work includes devising an energy strategy for the new £1.2bn East Terminal at Heathrow, and a post occupancy evaluation of award-winning projects such as the Environment Agency’s Red Kite House. He has published many academic papers and recently co-authored the BCO Best Practice Guide to Environmental Management in Offices. The sustainability group he heads up provides advice to clients and architects in all matters relating to sustainability and the carbon agenda.

Paddy Conaghan, partner at Hoare Lea, said: “We are delighted Ashley is joining the Partner team. He has built up a Sustainability Group that clearly differentiates Hoare Lea as a market leader in sustainable design. In his new position we look forward to Ashley’s continued contribution to the further growth of Hoare Lea.”

In 2006 Ashley was presented with the British Land CSR Award 2006 with the citation “Hoare Lea made an outstanding contribution towards our mission to construct sustainable buildings with their energy strategies for Regents Place and Canada Water”.