The building physics business will now be run as a completely separate entity, with its 12 strong team being known simply as Yonder and moving to Leeds from Harrogate before the end of this year after an amicable separation.
The building physics experts of Yonder work with leading construction professionals, including project managers, architects and contractors, throughout the UK.
It will deliver a great amount of sustainability among other benefits to their buildings, including reduced consumption costs, less running expenses – through factors such as minimised energy consumption – better indoor environments and lower carbon emissions.
The Yonder team: contributes to buildings’ passive design – their use of natural sources like the sun for heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting; leads on their active design, involving deploying non-natural elements, such as boilers and electric lighting, for these purposes; and defines constructions’ ideal renewable energy sources.
Rob Gill, Managing Director at Yonder who founded the business four years ago, explained the reasons for the separation: “Building physics engineering is a specialist discipline in its own right and independence will allow us to concentrate fully on our field of expertise. Mechanical and electrical engineering is concerned with building services, whereas we focus on the whole construction.
“Separating will enable us to ensure passive design is rightfully prominent in a project, which maximises benefits for clients. It will also allow us to invest in our own specialism and deliver unbeatable customer care and service.”
The building physics team at Yonder has advised on hundreds of constructions in both the private and public sectors throughout the UK. These have included commercial, distribution, education, healthcare, industrial, leisure and retail buildings.
A number of these developments have earned prestigious accolades, including Leeds’ First Direct Arena, which won the Royal Institution of British Architects’ Yorkshire Award last year after Yonder was the project’s energy assessor for client BAM Construction.