nicoll+mcbrayne is an independent civil and structural design consultancy based between derby and nottingham.

Our Services

Providing our clients with the best possible service is our top priority, and we’re dedicated to addressing their needs quickly and efficiently, treating each with the respect they deserve. We’re proud to offer expert, professional, and logical advice based on our extensive career experience.

At nicoll+mcbrayne, we have a diverse portfolio of housing projects, ranging from small-scale home extensions to large-scale regeneration initiatives. Our team has experience in transforming former offices and factories into modern apartment buildings, and preserving the charm of listed buildings through their restoration and conversion into family homes. In addition to serving private developers and homeowners, we consider it a privilege to have worked with several housing associations to provide essential social housing


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Key People

Our team have provided consultancy services as civil and structural engineers across a wide range of commercial, educational, residential, retail and care home developments. These include projects of all sizes and complexity.

Steve Nicoll

Steve graduated from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh in 1996 and has over 25 years experience in the construction industry. After several years on heavy civils infrastructure projects such as the channel tunnel and large scale sewage works he turned to design consultancy. Steve specialises in finding creative, efficient and sustainable drainage solutions for all scales of project.

Richard McBrayne

Richard graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a degree in design before completing an HND in civil engineering. Having started his engineering career as a technician and building surveyor, Richard has since developed his structural engineering and design skills and now has over 15 years experience specialising in providing a simple and cost effective structural solution to even the most complex of problems.