About FM Finnegan Consulting Engineers

FM Finnegan Consulting Engineers is small professional design based company providing structural and civil engineering services to clients throughout the North of England and Scotland. We design all types of new build projects including ​large industrial and commercial buildings as well as smaller bespoke houses and extensions. We also design refurbishment and renovation schemes for commercial, industrial and residential premises including historic buildings. Subsidence investigations (including mining) for residential and commercial buildings are a specialism.


The Principal Director who supervises all projects is a graduate of the University of Sheffield, a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of ​Structural Engineers, Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Member of the Institution of Mining, Minerals and Metallurgy.

He has over 30 years wide ranging experience as a Chartered Engineer including the design of multi-storey commercial, industrial and residential buildings, single storey industrial warehouses, large industrial process plants, retaining walls, as well as extensive experience of Ground Investigations associated with new build and the investigation of subsidence damaged buildings. His experience also includes repair and upgrading of grade 1 and 2 listed historic buildings in conjunction with English heritage. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the mining industry including mining subsidence investigation and remediation. This experience was gained whilst working as a Senior Design Engineer at two large Consulting Engineering practices and as Principal Engineer for a Local Authority. Mining subsidence experience was gained over many years with British Coal and as Senior Structural Engineer for the Coal Authority.

The practice is approved by the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Scottish Parliament to self certify designs for building regulations purposes throughout Scotland. The practice is fully professionally indemnified for individual projects of up to £1million in value (larger projects can be quoted upon request). Up to the minute design aids are utilized including full CAD facilities and designs will be carried out in accordance with the latest British standards and Eurocodes. Checking is carried out independently by Chartered Engineers.

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