01 / About Us

DSSR is an award–winning engineering design consultancy.

We are an independent building services design consultancy with more than 78 years of experience which specialises in the design of innovative mechanical, electrical and public health services. We help our clients achieve operational Net Zero Carbon by applying our expert knowledge and using the latest design technologies and methods to create the most energy-efficient MEP services possible.

Nationwide Coverage

DSSR is one of the largest independent Building Services Consultants in the UK, with offices in Glasgow, Harrogate, London and Manchester.

In over 78 years of trading, DSSR has been commissioned to complete a very diverse range of projects throughout the country. Operating throughout the UK, the organisation relies on experienced teams of engineers and designers from different specialities to offer a wealth of technical expertise and design innovation.

Our dedicated teams specialise in specific markets sectors from retail, leisure, education, commercial, residential, healthcare and industrial.

We can draw on these specialist teams to ensure that we offer a robust, innovative and sustainable M&E design service to our clients.

Collaborative Approach

DSSR’s entire approach to service delivery is predicated on the idea of collaborative team working and only in this way would the commission be properly understood, designed, managed and delivered. A keystone of this approach is the Director and Regional Director-level commitment throughout the life of the commission with key roles including Customer Relationship Management, Expertise and Leadership of the DSSR Engineering Team.

DSSR have a well-established procedure for management of the professional services provided on all projects. The senior management structure and design responsibility assures involvement at the appropriate level throughout the contract from inception to completion stage. DSSR’s team of dedicated professionals are fully accredited with memberships including CIBSE, ASHRAE, ACE, IHEEM, BREEAM.

History of Sustainable Projects

A forward-thinking firm with a legacy in low-carbon building design, DSSR has contributed to a number of sustainability firsts throughout its 78 years—including a number of landmark renewable energy projects.

Energy efficiency has always been a vital consideration within every design created by DSSR. Over the past 78 years, we have demonstrated that we are specialists in designing energy-efficient buildings across a wide range of professional sectors, utilising innovative MEP designs, and applying the latest design technologies.

The Sustainability Lead for DSSR, Fiona is a Regional Director who has been with the company for over 23 years. She manages a multi-disciplinary team, with particular expertise in Sustainable Building Design, is a Chartered Engineer, and has been a Member of CIBSE for 16 years. Fiona is a Low Carbon Energy Assessor LCEA (Scotland), BREEAM Assessor (NC & RFO), BREEAM Accredited Professional (AP), CIBSE Heat Network Consultant.

02 / Our Approach

Company Ethos

The DSSR ethos is to work successfully as part of an integrated design and construction team, to be client-focussed, and to deliver a low energy / low carbon impact, well-designed, capital and revenue cost-efficient scheme. We also offer intelligent and informed advice and input on all matters relating to the project and we are willing and able to contribute to the overall design development of the project. Many projects have benefited from our input beyond the scope of the base M&E design, by using our problem-solving, analytical skills and applying them to the issue at hand.

03 / Our People

With over 100 experienced people across offices in Glasgow, London, Manchester and Harrogate...

DSSR are positioned perfectly to offer clients a wealth of technical expertise and design innovation from small scale refurbishments to large scale multi-million pound developments across a broad range of sectors.

04 / History of Innovation & Success

The secret to our successful 78-year legacy is being adaptable, forward-thinking, and leading the way in sustainable building services design. DSSR has contributed to a vast portfolio of award-winning projects over the course of almost a century. Below are some of our nationally significant projects completed in recent years.

05 / Case Studies

Nationally Prestigious Projects

We have provided a selection of nationally significant projects below, followed by a gallery of our most recent projects which you can filter by sector. If you would like to know more, please contact us to see how we can help with your next project.

06 / Contact

Let's talk. Please don't hesitate to contact any of our offices.