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Services Design Solution (SDS)

Sustainability and building services engineering consultants

South West, including South Wales







Founded year


Real Estate & Construction


Mission & purpose

SDS is a forward-looking, dynamic construction consultancy specialising in the design of sustainable, mechanical and electrical engineering systems for buildings. We design innovative, flexible, energy-efficient functional solutions for hospitals, schools, universities, public buildings, commercial and industrial projects creating exceptional environments for living, work or leisure, delivered to budget and programme. The business has grown rapidly, since our formation in 2004, now with over 70 staff at our offices in Plymouth, Exeter, Cardiff and Bristol. Shaun Hoppins, our Managing Director, is supported by a board of directors, comprising of Mark Plant (Regional Director for Plymouth), Alan Watson (Regional Director for Bristol and Cardiff), James Laughlin (Regional Director for Exeter), Rob Shepherd (Operations Director) and Karen Field (Services Director). Our talented and skilled technical team have extensive experience across a number of sectors. The business has grown each year through developing our expertise, investing in our staff, being at the forefront of technology and building a strong client base and reputation. Our growing presence in the construction industry is recognised by our inclusion in Building Magazine’s UK’s Top 150 professional construction consultants and Top 50 Engineer.