Chatham Maritime

With offices throughout the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, and employees on the ground in key regions, we work together as one firm. Our national and international experience enables us to serve clients wherever they need us.

Address

The Old Surgery
The Historic Dockyard
Chatham
Kent
ME4 4TZ

Contact us

    • James Groves

      Director

      James Groves

      Director

      Qualifications

      MEng (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering, CEng

      specialism

      Fire Assurance Services, Construction Support, Fire Engineering

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      James Groves

      Director

      James is a Director at BB7 working from our Chatham Historic Dockyard office, having gained an MEng in Civil Engineering he joined us as a Fire Engineer working on the design of buildings in a number of sectors. James is a full Member of the Institution of Fire Engineers and is a Chartered Engineer registered with the Engineering Council. James heads up our Fire Assurance Services discipline in the UK and Ireland which focuses on FRAEW & EWS1 services, intrusive inspection services, remedial consulting services, expert witness, and RIBA 5 site inspections. 

    • Shane Ryan

      Operations Director

      Shane Ryan

      Operations Director

      Qualifications

      MSc AIFireE

      specialism

      Computational Fluid Dynamics and Fire Strategy

      Shane Ryan

      Operations Director

      With an electrical engineering background, complimented by a postgraduate Master of Science (MSc) in Fire and Explosion Engineering, Shane is a well respected Associate Director at BB7.  His experience as a consulting engineer spans residential, to commercial use and both national and international projects.

      Shane manages a large team in our Chatham office, undertaking complex engineering studies utilising computational fluid dynamics, zone modelling and fire engineering calculations. He is a seasoned project leader working through all seven RIBA stages and a proven negotiator with approving authorities.

    • Steve Michael

      Director

      Steve Michael

      Director

      Qualifications

      ACABE MIFireE MIFSM

      experience

      40 Years

      specialism

      Fire Risk Management

      Steve Michael

      Director

      Steve has significant fire safety and Building Regulations knowledge which is why he is the right man to head BB7’s major projects. His experience enables him to provide cost effective solutions for our clients, reducing approval risk with efficiency and increasing certainty during the design phase.

      Steve’s the ‘go-to’ guy in the office credited with mentoring many our people throughout their early careers. He started his long career at the Greater London Council Building Regulations Division. He progressed from here to a successful career in the London Fire Brigade, Fire Safety Department. He gained a further 14 years’ experience here and reached the recognised rank of Station Officer (non-operational). He was involved in some prestigious projects during this period and became involved in a number of larger Section 20 developments, including the Tate Modern Gallery and GLA building. Prior to joining BB7, Steve was the Fire Engineering Manager at a large multi-national fire engineering consultancy and headed their major projects including the planning development stage at 20 Fenchurch Street. At BB7 Steve heads a number of our major projects.

    Manchester

    +44 (0)161 956 8973

    First Floor Eastgate Building
    2 Castle Street
    Castlefield
    M3 4LZ

    London

    +44 (0)203 603 5535

    1 Fore Street Avenue
    London
    EC2Y 9DT

    Birmingham

    +44 (0)203 603 5535

    Coming soon

    Leeds

    +44 (0)113 834 9960

    Carrwood Park
    Selby Road
    Leeds
    LS15 4LG

    Glasgow

    +44 (0)141 530 5805

    Pentagon Centre
    36-38 Washington Street
    Glasgow
    Scotland
    G3 8AZ

    Belfast

    (028)94 548 940

    Nextspace
    Antrim Enterprise Park
    58 Greystone Park
    Antrim
    BT41 1JZ

    Dublin

    +353 1907 3222

    Unit D, Mount Pleasant Business Centre
    Ranelagh
    Dublin
    D06 N925

    Cyprus

    +44 (0)203 603 5535

    Dimotikis Agoras 20, Larnaca 6021
    Cyprus

    Donegal

    +353 1907 3222

    Unit 150 CoLab, LYIT
    Port Road, Letterkenny
    Co. Donegal
    Ireland
    F92 C5XK