Our Team

Five graduate engineers and a two architectural technicians, three directors and an architectural consultant.

Nick Maclean BEng– began work with Ove Arup and Partners in January 1964, and then Director of Nick Maclean Ltd an engineering consultancy specialising in the sensitive refurbishment and extension of historic properties. Nick has developed a reputation for developing imaginative solutions to structure which are often low cost and lower impact than more conventional approaches. Projects of note include several listed buildings including the Barbican, West India Dock Building, and Alexandra Palace in London and Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. The investigation of building problems has remained a substantial part of his work. A precise diagnosis is important as it leads to less waste of energy and resources.

Charles Couzens MEnv – formerly Director of Ecos Trust has project managed several prestigious projects in the south west including the Great Bow Yard housing, office and restaurant development in Langport, Somerset, which secured start-up funding of £1.1 million. Great Bow Yard won many awards for the quality of the new build and restoration including the RICS and Building for Life. Five new sustainable houses at the Old Apple Store, Stawell achieved Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5 rating and was also the subject of extensive monitoring and technical evaluation of the design and construction methods by Oxford Brooks University. Sustainable master planning has also been undertaken for The Arvon Foundation to establish a comprehensive and integrated approach to sustainable management of its three residential centres for writers.

Jim Cornick – as a Director of Ecos Maclean has developed its expertise in “whole house’ retrofit for existing properties providing assessment and proposals on the sustainable refurbishment of homes and commercial premises in south west England. Much of this work has been in partnership; including larger sustainable refurbishment programmes such in Bristol (Forum for the Future) and Southampton (Technology Strategy Board, City Council and University). More recently this has expanded into environmental planning advice for new build projects and refurbishment.

John Hutchinson ARB, RIBA, – Conservation Architect has been involved in developing sustainable materials eg high strength organic plastics to enable sealed double glazing in historic buildings, recently conservation architect for the Palace of Westminster.