Martin Design is a practice with a wealth of experience across the broad range of building services. We have a team of engineers that are both well trained and experienced and this allows us to quickly appraise problems and to move positively towards well engineered solutions. We work as a team and while each project will have a lead engineer they are fully supported by the whole team.

Chris Martin / Managing Director

Chris is first and foremost an engineer and qualified as a Chartered Engineer in 1988 and his experience is applied to the business on a daily basis. Having qualified during the first energy crisis he has always had an interest in energy and this has become one of the key deliverables for his design team over the past few years.

He is a dedicated family man and is still involved playing and administering squash.

Peter Milner / Associate Senior Electrical Design Engineer

Peter is a Chartered Electrical Engineer working in building services design since 1987 initially training with local authorities and latterly practicing in private consultancy.

He is familiar with all aspects of electrical systems in both traditional consultancy and design & build roles. His wide ranging knowledge of electrical and mechanical services ensures a coordinated approach is applied to every project.

When he can tear himself away from work Peter has been known to ride several hundred miles for fun on either his motorbike or his bicycle. Recently his trips are more sedate, more often than not with his two young sons in their camper van.

Pat Benson / Associate Senior Electrical Design Engineer

Patrick is an electrical engineer with over 15 years experience in electrical building services design. He is an accomplished engineer with a broad experience as lead electrical engineer on a wide range of projects ranging in the Commercial, Industrial, domestic, hospitality and healthcare sectors.

Patrick is a very conscientious and approachable engineer who develops all projects in a professional manner.


Adam Willis / Associate Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Adam joined MDA as a college leaver in 2003 and has since gained a bachelor of engineering degree with honours along with becoming an accredited Domestic/Non-domestic Energy Assessor and registered Low Carbon Consultant. Adam also became a BREEAM Accredited Professional (AP) in 2015.

He now manages his own projects for a variety of clients.
Out of the office he races a Go Kart, competing across the county in various national championships albeit not as intensively as previous years with arrival of his 1st child in May 2011 and his 2nd in January 2014.

Chris Ashby / Electrical Design Engineer

Chris has been with MDA since 2006 and concentrates on a full range of electrical services design. He is also responsible for production of coordinated services designs in Autodesk Revit to provide BIM level 2 projects.

When he’s able to get out of the office Chris loves travelling, having visited 30 countries across 5 continents, quizzing and spends a little too much time playing computer games.

Lorraine Hodgson / Office & Marketing Manager

Lorraine started with MDA in 2007 following the closure of her own business. Having a 20 year history in banking and a personal interest in property Lorraine was well prepared for her role within Martin Design.

Garry Kay / BREEAM Assessor, BIM Technician, Trainee Mechanical Design Engineer

Garry joined MDA in 2014 with a bachelor of engineering degree in Mechanical engineering. Since then he has been training as a mechanical design engineer and has recently become a qualified BREEAM assessor and competent with Autodesk Revit providing BIM services. His career goal is to become an accomplished engineer and achieve chartered status.

Outside of work Garry enjoys running and cycling and hopes to complete his first marathon next year.

Jon Melling / Mechanical Design Engineer

Jon joined MDA in 2014 and has several years experience in building services consultancy. Jon has recently achieved his masters in building services and is working towards chartered status and becoming a low carbon energy assessor. He now manages his own projects for a variety of clients.

Marius Cical / Building Services Design Engineer

After gaining his degree in Building Services and beginning initial practice in a Design Consultancy, Marius moved into ventilation equipment manufacturing. Having progressed to product design and development he’s once again returned to Building Services Design joining MDA in 2015.

Pat Thornton / Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Pat has a wealth of experience in all aspects of mechanical building services design. Of undisclosed age, he still harnesses a youthful curiosity to discover how new plant systems work and how best to push their boundaries to suit the clients aspirations. When not buried in psychometric charts and system schematics, he has a tendency to win speeding prizes on his motorbike.

Rumen Gradev / Technician

Having graduated from Nottingham in 2015 Rumen has chosen to apply his knowledge of sustainable building technologies in the M&E services design arena. Since joining MDA in 2016 he has gained a valuable insight into modular building techniques.