Growing architectural and engineering firm Building Design Northern (BDN) has added to its number with its latest new appointment.

The Sunderland headquartered business has appointed Alex Johnson as a structural engineer, adding to its expanding team based in the Old Simpson Street School on the edge of the city centre.

Alex is a qualified civil and structural engineer, with six years’ time-served with a regional engineering consultancy.

He joins the ambitious multi-disciplinary firm, which has offices in Sunderland and Ulverston, and will work on a number of high-profile for BDN’s roster of clients which includes British Steel and B&Q.

Alex said: “I’m really pleased to be part of BDN, a firm that has really ambitious plans and is working on some fantastic projects for an impressive client list.

“I’ve been fortunate to work on a broad range of projects – both residential and commercial – and across a range of sectors to date, so I am looking forward to putting that experience to use as I settle into the BDN team.”

Throughout his career, Alex has worked on projects spanning leisure, industrial, healthcare, and education, operating as the lead structural engineer on many of them.

His skills and experience will bolster BDN’s structural engineering team, taking BDN’s total headcount to 22, 12 of whom are trained engineers.

Alex is a member of the Institution of Structural Engineers and actively working towards chartership with the support of BDN.

Luke Darwin, structural engineering director at BDN, said: ”It’s great to see Alex fit quickly into our structural team.

“His ability is clear to see early on and I can only see this being a big benefit to the wider team and external client base.”

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