Who We Are

SDS is a forward-looking, dynamic construction consultancy specialising in the design of mechanical and electrical engineering systems for buildings. We design innovative, flexible, energy-efficient functional solutions for hospitals, schools, universities, public buildings, commercial and industrial projects creating exceptional environments for living, work or leisure, delivered to budget and programme

The business has grown rapidly, since our formation in 2004, now with over 60 staff at our offices in Plymouth, Exeter and Bristol.

Shaun Hoppins, our Managing Director, is supported by a board of directors, comprising of Mark Plant (Regional Director for Plymouth), Alan Watson (Regional Director for Bristol), James Laughlin (Regional Director for Exeter), Rob Shepherd (Operations Director) and Karen Field (Services Director). Our talented and skilled technical team have extensive experience across a number of sectors.

The business has grown each year through developing our expertise, investing in our staff, being at the forefront of technology and building a strong client base and reputation.

Our growing presence in the construction industry is recognised by our inclusion in Building Magazine’s UK’s top 150 professional construction consultants.

Our Experience
  • Experienced building services team
  • Sustainability and energy-efficiency
  • BIM Revit delivery capability
  • Specialist laboratory knowledge
Our Commitment To You
  • Focus on understanding your needs
  • Well thought out practical designs
  • Ability to deliver throughout the UK
  • Depth of resource and capability
Our Practice
  • Dynamic, forward thinking organisation
  • Structured approach to business
  • Well-established quality systems
  • Investment in staff development
Our History
Group 4 Created with Sketch. Herald Business Awards Built Environment & Infrastructure Award Exeter Office Expanded Shortlisted CIBSE Employer of the Year Exeter Office Opened Bristol Office Opened Practice Established 2004 2008 2014 2016 2018 Bristol Office Expanded Awarded ISO 9001 QA Standard CIBSE Employer of the Year G4C Awards Commitment to People Development Award New board of Directors formed with Shaun Hoppins as MD ‘Building’ Top 150 Consultant 2019 2009 2006 2015