Our Approach

At Hilson Moran, we believe that good engineering should enhance and complement the built environment. We approach every project with the aim of creating seamless designs which deliver comfort, value and sustainability.

We work with our clients and peers to understand and stay faithful to our client’s vision whilst balancing the architectural, structural and commercial intent of each project. To this end we offer bespoke, practical and robust solutions that work, taking nothing for granted and questioning all assumptions.

Hilson Moran draws on 45 years of experience in building design. In this time we have delivered more than 14,000 projects. We continue, however, to constantly challenge ourselves to seek innovative solutions and explore modern methods of design and delivery.


With over 45 years of successful delivery we have a long history of championing technology and we continue to take practice-wide initiatives to support our growth. From upskilling our internal team through simple resource plans, regular reviews and training in new tools and software, to developing and applying advanced technological solutions to projects, we continually enhance and develop our service offer to ensure high quality, data rich solutions for our clients.

Building Information Modelling

One of the early adopters of Building Information Modelling (BIM), where appropriate Hilson Moran carries out all new projects in a BIM environment.

Working in a BIM environment forms an integral part of our delivery model and with an expanding track record of successful projects, the use of BIM is an increasingly important tool in facilitating highly coordinated, collaborative design within the context of increasingly complex built environment projects.

Research and Development 

The practice’s Research and Development initiatives are led by Head of R&D Ben Abel. Encompassing all ten of our service lines, our R&D focuses on emerging technologies whilst also optimising and integrating existing processes. As such we ensure that the practice is always at the forefront of design. Recent projects include Dynamically Adaptive Facades, Domestic Overheating and Operational Energy. We are currently looking into the use of VR in the BIM environment, wearable technologies and collaborative work platforms. In addition to our internal studies we also carry out externally funded research projects: These include a recent project for Sage Glass (a subsidiary of St Gobain) which looked at the emergence of photochromic glass. Please get in touch if you have a project:


Our aim is to ensure that what we deliver is of the highest quality and ‘right first time’. To this end, our dedicated Quality Manager is responsible for the implementation, monitoring, and update of our Quality Management System which is designed in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015. We first achieved certification to the ISO 9001:1987 Quality standard in 1992, and more recently as one of the first companies in the world to transition to the revised 2015 standard, we have consistently demonstrated our commitment to quality.

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