Culture

Practice

OR Consulting is a creative and responsive alternative to larger practices. Our design specialisms are delivered within our project teams, not by a team of individual specialists. We collaborate closely with our clients and project partners to deliver solutions that are the best they can be.

We are committed to developing and encouraging well rounded and creative engineers and we employ tools from simple sketching to advanced 3D modelling techniques to inform, communicate and co-ordinate our ideas with others.

We have a culture of rigorous internal review to ensure our strategies are efficient, safe and maintainable and that our procurement documents “buy” our designs effectively across all packages.

Our projects are developed from inception to operation and we seek to continually learn and improve our process by monitoring our completed projects.

Our History

OR Consulting Engineers was founded by Peter Roberts in 2006 to pursue his passion for the “hands-on” design of the low carbon built environment. Prior to this, Peter worked at Buro Happold as an associate director, leading a team of Engineers, and Oscar Faber Consulting Engineers (now part of Aecom) for 9 years.

Peter studied a honours degree in building services engineering at Loughborough University and completed a further MSc in Acoustics in 2000, to facilitate his passion for integrated building design solutions. Peter is a chartered engineer and a member of both the Chartered Institute of Building Services and the Institute of Acoustics.

Peter has developed a highly innovative style, delivering low energy projects across a range of building sectors. Peter’s passion is for providing integrated, low energy solutions, which offer best value to the client. Peter has led the design and construction of many prestigious buildings in the UK and abroad, including theatres, residential housing, office spaces, heritage buildings, galleries, schools and university complexes.

Vacancies

OR Consulting Engineers welcomes applications from enthusiastic and talented people and are keen to hear from you if you're interested in joining our exciting, growing company. To apply, please submit a letter of introduction and CV to [email protected]o.uk

Awards

Community Links

Project_

Links Studios

Regional Finalist

2022
Civic Trust Awards

Brentwood School

Project_

Brentwood Prep School

Shortlisted

2021
Architects Journal Wards - Schools

Shortlisted

2021
Brick Awards

Girl's Day School Trust

Project_

Streatham and Clapham Girl's School

Winner

2021
CIBSE Building Performance Awards - Collaboration

Winner

2018
AJ Retrofit Award - School Project of the Year

Winner

2018
RIBA London Award

Commendation

2018
New London Award - Education

Project_

Churchill College, Cambridge

Shortlisted

2020
AJ Specification Award for Facades and Cladding

Shortlisted

2020
Cambridge Design and Construction Award for Best New Building over £2million and the Craftmanship Award

Shortlisted

2019
AJ Architecture Award

St Mary's Church

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St Mary's, Stoke Newington

Regional Finalist

2022
Civic Trust Award

Shortlisted

2021
New London Awards

Winner

2020
Hackney Design Awards

Project_

East Street Library

Winner

2019
Blueprint Award - Best Small Project

Shortlisted

2019
AJ Small Project Award

The Garden Museum

Project_

The Garden Museum

Winner

2018
AJ Retrofit Award
Cultural Buildings_Museums and Galleries

Winner

2018
Civic Trust Award

Commendation

2018
New London Award - Conservation and Retrofit

Christ Church

Project_

Christchurch Crypt

Winner

2016
AJ Retrofit Awards
Listed Building - Under £5million

Conde Nast College of Fashion & Design

Project_

Conde Nast

Winner

2014
AJ Retrofit Award
Higher Education under £5m

Winner

2014
FX International Interior Design Award
Public Sector

Westborough School

Project_

Westborough Zero Carbon School

Winner

2015
CIBSE Building Performance Award
Collaborative Working

Winner

2015
CIBSE Building Performance Award
Best Project under £5m

Winner

2013
RIBA Awards
Client of the Year

Winner

2013

RIBA Awards
East Regional

Winner

2013

RIBA Awards
Sustainability

Winner

2011

Retrofit Awards
Public Sector Education Building

London Childrens Hospital

Project_

Royal London Hospital Play Space

Finalist

2013 FX International Interior Design Awards Public Sector

Great Sutton Street

Project_

Great Sutton Street Eco Office Refurbishment

Highly Commended

2010
Retrofit Awards
Commercial Building

Winner

2010
City of London Sustainable City Awards
Sustainable Building of the Year

Winner

2010

CoreNet Sustainability & Innovation

Winner

2010

Green Business Awards
Green Buildings and Facilities

Clients

Environmental & Building Services Design_

AEG O2 Arena
Bhaktivedanta Manor
Brentwood School
Brick by Brick
Cedars School
Christ Church, Spitalfields
Churchill College, University of Cambridge
Condé Nast
Croydon Council
Dinos Chapman
ES Global Solutions
Fairley House School
Garden Museum
Girls Day School Trust
Goodrich Primary School
Hassell
Health Care Professionals Council
Housing Action Resource Project
iFoundation Ltd
John Thompson & Partners
Kaymac Construction
Lloyd Park Children’s Centre
London Metal Exchange
Mamma Mia The Party!
National History Museum
National Trust
Petchey Academy
Radisson Hotel Group
Rosemead Preparatory School
Science Museum
Skanska
Sky
Southend Borough Council
St Catherine's College, Cambridge
St Martin's School
St Peter-in-the-Forest
The Africa Centre
Swanke Hayden Connell Architects
Westborough Academy
Western Ridge Properties
Xtend Barre

Building Acoustics_

AEG O2 Arena
Brentwood School
Churchill College, Cambridge University
Condé Nast
Fairley House School
Garden Museum
Girls Day School Trust
Health Care Professionals Council
iFoundation Ltd
London Metal Exchange
Petchey Academy
Sacred Heart RC School
Science Museum
Skanska
Westborough Academy

Lighting Design_

AEG O2 Arena
Bhaktivedanta Manor
Brentwood School
Churchill College, University of Cambridge
Condé Nast
Fairley House School
Goodrich Primary School
Hassell
Health Care Professionals Council
iFoundation Ltd
Kensal House
London Borough of Camden
London Metal Exchange
Mamma Mia The Party!
Petchey Academy
Science Museum
Skanska
Sky
St John's Waterloo
St Martin's School
The Boltons
Westborough Academy
Wing Recreation Ground

Energy & Facilities Management_

AEG O2 Arena
Brentwood School
Broadgate Estates
Close Brothers Group Plc
Cushman and Wakefield
Drivas Jonas Deloitte
Goodrich Primary School
GVA Commercial Property Management
Jaguar Building Services
London Metal Exchange
NHS Direct
University of Brighton
Transport Research Laboratory

Partners

Aedas
AHR
Amos Goldreich Architecture
Brinkworth Design
Chartered Institute of Building Services
Citizens Design Bureau
Cottrell and Vermeulen Architecture
David Kohn Architects
Dow Jones Architects
Erect Architects
Eric Perry Architects
Feilden Fowles Architects
Forward Associates
Found Associates
Gavin Langford Architects
Glen Howells Architects
Gort Scott Architects

Hassell Architects
Haverstock Architects
Haworth Tompkins
Herzog and De Meuron
Lisa Shell Architecture
Michaelis Boyd Associates
Nissen Richards Architects
Platform Group
Robin Lee Architecture
Royal London Hospital
Sarah Wrigglesworth Architects
Studio Callaghan
Studio Sam Causer
Vernon Architects

News

Civic Trust Awards 2022

We are pleased to announce that two of our projects have been shortlisted as 2022 Civic Trust Award Regional Finalists.  Regional Finalists are also considered for the Selwyn Goldsmith Awards – Recognising Universal Design excellence in the built environment since 2011.

Congratulations to everyone who worked on the St Mary’s Centre, Stoke Newington and the Links Studio in Newham and fingers crossed for the next round in January.

Congratultions to Matthew Walsh on becoming a Chartered Engineer

We are delighted to announce that Matthew Walsh, who is a Senior Building Services Design Engineer, recently became a Chartered Engineer and a member of CIBSE.

Matthew joined OR Consulting in 2015 as a Graduate Mechanical Engineer and is an invaluable member of the team. His achievement to becoming a Chartered Engineer shows his commitment and hard work. Well done!

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