The ambitions and objectives of the practice are always to provide a genuinely professional yet personal service in all aspects of the design, specification, contract administration and cost control of building services for all clients, regardless of size, scope or location.

AP Ltd recognise that the design of building services is not an isolated discipline but one which has to be undertaken as part of a greater professional team, in order that the clients may garner the optimum solution for their needs. As part of this philosophy, AP Ltd are acutely aware of the need for positive and dynamic input by its personnel, and offers advice in respect of elements such as the building envelope, from the very inception of a project, whilst having due regard of the visual ambitions of others for the building.

Low energy design reflecting the need for sustainability is second-nature for designers at AP Ltd, particularly in view of ever more stringent design codes and legislation. AP Ltd is proud of its record in this respect, having experience of both innovative bespoke designs, together with cost efficient off-the shelf solutions.

The personnel within AP Ltd have experience in a wide range of building services, and market sectors such as healthcare, education, laboratories/research facilities, hotels and leisure, together with bespoke commercial, retail, entertainment and industrial facilities.

The Practice is pleased to offer the following services:

  • Condition and Dilapidation Surveys
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Performance Specifications and Formulation of Client Brief
  • Detailed Design
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Cost Control & Project Management for M&E led projects
  • Energy & Sustainable Design Advice
  • Expert Witness Duties
  • Thermodynamic Building Simulation & Modelling
  • Part L advice and compliance reports
  • Energy Performance Certificates
  • Preliminary Energy Assessments
  • Display Energy Certificates

In the following market sectors:

  • Commercial
  • Leisure
  • Residential
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Industrial
  • Retail
  • Information Technology
  • Public Sector


Incumbent upon our engineers is the need for vigilance during both the design and construction process. This involves strict adherence to the latest CDM Regulations together with visual inspection of construction sites as part of our quality supervision roles.

Our Health & Safety Policy is regularly reviewed, ensuring the latest regulations and guidelines are incorporated in the guidance document issued to our employees.

Our employees attend regular health and safety workshops where all aspects of health and safety are discussed, including the application of our health and safety policy.


AP Ltd have a proven track record of delivering high quality, energy efficient and sustainable design solutions to meet the needs of individual project requirements. The engineers working for AP Ltd have extensive experience of the following;

  • Sustainable energy statements and advice on planning requirements.
  • Low and Zero Carbon building design.
  • Energy performance certificates, domestic and non-domestic.
  • Display Energy Certificates.
  • Part L Advice and Compliance documents.
  • Building, energy and systems modelling and advice.
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics modelling (CFD).
  • BREEAM advice and consultancy.


A majority of utility packages are procured ‘back to front’ leading to developers paying too much for infrastructure charges and losing control over programme.

AP Ltd are able to advise on the efficient procurement of utility packages (gas, electric, telecommunications and water) for commercial and residential developments.

We can provide the following services:

  • Utilities procurement and negotiations with utilities providers.
  • Contestable works procurement.
  • Complete Project Management of utility services.

This benefits the project in many ways, including:

  • Reduced Capital Cost
  • Cost/Programme certainty