Battle McCarthy Limited

Battle McCarthy Limited

Battle McCarthy Limited is a Building Engneering consultancy and Landscape Architects which specialises in the design of innovative low energy buidings and ecological masterplanning. We are a multi - disciplinary firm and are able to provide a wide range of engineering services, including, structure of environmental systems, civil engineering, structural engineering and sustainable masterplanning.

Company details

Dog and Duck Yard, Princeton Street , London , WC1R 4BH United Kingdom

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Business Type:
Engineering service provider
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Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
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Christopher McCarthy founded BattleMcCarthy Consulting Engineers & Landscape Architects with Guy Battle as a partnership in 1993. Battle McCarthy was then among the very few pioneers implementing Sustainability in its infancy. In May 2000, the company became Battle McCarthy Limited.

Battle McCarthy has evolved into a multi-headed disciplinary practice led by Christopher McCarthy, Jamie Hiller and Mark Adams, with Guy Battle as a Consultant to the practice. The team provides innovative integrated solutions in known technologies in the design and delivery of sustainable solutions for the built environment. Our goal is to seek solutions that find an optimum balance between environmental benefit, social well being and financial viability both for the client and the community. We deliver innovative yet practical solutions through the combined skills of civil, structural and MEP Engineers, environmental analysts, landscape architects, environmental planners, scientists and artists. Our services include:

  • Building Services Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building Simulation
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Research and Development
  • Sustainable Economic, Social and Environmental Development Frameworks
  • Sustainable Masterplanning
  • Sustainable Planning
  • Sustainable Assessment
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Health Impact Assessment

In 2003 Battle McCarthy was one of the first Consulting Engineers to participate in Carbon Trading. In 2007 a separate company dcarbon8 was created to develop Carbon Trading in isolation from Battle McCarthy Limited’s Sustainable Engineering and Landscape Architecture Design and Services.

‘Sustainability is a journey of continuous progress’, in as much as sustainable architecture is concerned with the application of engineering progress, while sustainable engineering is concerned with the application of scientific progress. For example, Battle McCarthy Limited recently formed a collaboration with Imperial College (London), University College London and Cambridge University in the pursuit of naturally engineered solutions such as incorporating vegetation as a part of the cladding, water, energy and air quality building and infrastructure systems.

Battle McCarthy's success has grown out of our ability to foster and synergise our unique range of skills and experience within the practice, in tandem with our passion for delivering solutions that not only meet the client's objectives and budget expectations but are also sustainable. As a consequence, we have established a world renowned reputation for breaking boundaries and producing award-winning results.

In each project, we encourage the engineering and architectural teams to explore and understand the engineering issues generated by the design brief. Computer and physical analysis is carried out to assess: stress and strain; daylight and solar penetration; thermal control; and ventilation and sound control. The results of the analysis are then used to develop the engineering strategy of the building design and assist the architect to generate an architectural form that accommodates all design issues including structural materials and building systems.

In particular, the practice has developed analytical tools to understand the climatic interaction between landscape, building form and structural materials. In our work, we always look to explore the opportunity offered by the interaction between climate and structure rather than just approaching it as a problem to be resolved. The result is designs that are influenced through an awareness of natural forces such as light, heat, sound and air movement.

As a practice, we recognise the importance of education and the need to engage students from all disciplines. Many of our engineers are actively involved in lecturing, course setting and tutoring. We have an active student intern programme looking to employ both engineering and architectural students with interest in incorporating sustainable design into the built environment.