Technical Director (Electrical)
BEng(Hons) LCC CIBSE
Richard joined P3R as Principal Electrical Engineer in 2016, becoming Technical Director (Electrical) in 2021. He started his career as an electrical apprentice, working on various sites with RTT Group, before moving into consultancy with ACDP in 2006. Before joining P3R, Richard was working as a Senior Electrical Engineer at Van Zyl & De Villiers in St Albans.
Richard leads the electrical team to develop and meet varying technical design briefs, providing clients with buildings that are simple to use, whilst ensuring that technological advances in areas such as controls, distribution, lighting and generation are taken advantage of. Unusually for an electrical engineer, Richard is also a certified CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant, advising on Part L building regulations for the conservation of fuel and power. This enables him to apply his expert knowledge of renewable technologies, including photovoltaics and energy metering, making sure that buildings are designed to run as efficiently as possible. Legislations on how buildings must perform as well as rising energy prices have meant that a proactive and informed approach to efficient building design is now a vital part of building services engineering.
Richard is particularly interested in public spaces and performing arts venues, and embraces learning about new or technically complex industry systems. He manages the design of each project’s electrical infrastructure and systems in order to specifically meet individual client and specialist needs, remaining committed throughout to ensuring that the completed building functions effectively for its occupants.
Notable projects that Richard has worked on include the major refurbishment of Young V&A in London, The British Film Institute (BFI) in London, and the Science and Media Museum in Bradford.