Darren Sparkes

DARREN SPARKES

Darren is a Chartered Structural Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in a wide range of high profile civil and structural engineering projects. Prior to establishing Intrado Limited, Darren worked for several consultancies in the South Wales area gaining valuable experience on projects throughout the UK.

Darren’s commitment and enthusiasm ensures a constant delivery of innovative engineering services and a loyal Client base.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering
  • HNC Civil Engineering
  • Chartered Structural Engineers

KEY SKILLS

  • Over 20 years’ experience in civil and structural engineering
  • Design and Project Management of multi million pound developments,
  • Building Structures
  • Heavy Civil Structures
  • Wind Turbine Foundation Design
  • Residential Developments
  • Subsidence and Perils Insurance Management
  • Timber Frame Design

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

  • 2015 to date Intrado Limited
  • 2007 to 2015 C D Gray & Associates
  • 2006 to 2007 Merebrook Consulting Engineers
  • 2005 to 2006 GAB Robins(UK) Ltd
  • 2003 to 2005 Capita Property Consultancy
  • 2011 to 2003 Burroughs
  • 1998 to 2011 Bradley Associates
  • 1994 to 1998 Hyder Consulting
  • 1991 to 1994 Mid Glamorgan County Council

PROJECT EXPERIENCE: STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

  • Education
    • Cardiff: Hawthorn Primary School – £1.8m
    • Cardiff: Hywel Dda School – £1.8m
    • Bristol Schools surveys – 15No. Schools
    • Newport: Rougemont School Extension – £1m
    • YGG Aberdare School – £2.8m
    • Abercanaid Community School – £2m
  • Healthcare
    • Wootton Bassett: 63 bed Care Home – £4.5m
    • Stanwell, Heathrow: 78 bed Care Home – £6.5m
    • Tewkesbury: 60 bed Care Home – £5m
    • Brackley: 60 bed Care Home – £4.5m
    • Treforest: Chiropractic Centre £1.5m
    • Caerphilly: Medical Centre – £1.8m
  • Renewable Energy
    • Maesteg: Pant-Y-Waul Wind Farm
    • Glynneath: Maesgwyn Wind Farm
  • Refurbishment
    • Llanelli: Refurbishment of 27 No. Apartments £1.6m
    • Cwmbran: Refurbishment of Housing Association properties—£1m
  • Residential
    • Swansea: 18 new build apartments
    • Llanelli: 27 refurbished/new apartments.
    • Sarn: New build residential development, 200 units
    • Kidwelly: New build residential – 70 units.
    • Cowbridge: Large single detached dwelling with pool.
  • Industrial
    • Milford Haven: New oil storage tanks
    • Keele: New Salt Barn & infrastructure
    • Ansty: New Salt barn & infrastructure
    • Worcester: New recycling facility £7m
    • Swansea Bay Waste Water Treatment Works – £90m
    • Isle of Man: IRIS scheme £160m
  • Commercial / Leisure
    • Pembrokeshire: Bluestone Holiday Village, Spa Building, Arrivals lodge and Bike Hire Building £1.5m
    • Port Talbot: Magistrates Court – £3m

Note : Projects listed are relevant to the individual’s experience