ISG's science and health team announces two major appointments

ISG engineering services’ specialist science and health division has strengthened its UK leadership team with the appointment of two new divisional directors.

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ISG engineering services’ specialist science and health division has strengthened its UK leadership team with the appointment of two new divisional directors.

Working on technically complex new-build and refurbishment projects in the technology, science, health and higher education sectors, the engineering services business generated a revenue of £470m in 2018.

This helped ISG to a reach a record-breaking financial year and create unprecedented demand across its science and health business. As such, Andrew Wilson and Chris Chappell have joined the business to lead the rapid expansion of the company’s work in the sector.

Bringing with him a vast array of experience in delivering large-scale, complex research and healthcare projects, Andrew is leading the major projects team responsible for delivering large-scale projects; ranging from £50m - £200m.

His appointment comes on the back of ISG’s high-profile project win for UCL’s new £120m Institute of Neurology (IoN) and Dementia Research Institute (DRI) and the delivery of the Molecular Sciences Research Hub for Imperial College London.

Andrew said: “With our recent appointment on the UCL ION and DRI project and Imperial College London’s £90m Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub due for completion later this year, ISG has gained an enviable reputation for building high quality, highly-engineered projects that support industry-leading research and ground-breaking scientific discoveries.

“I’m delighted to be joining the team and will continue to bring passion and dedication to the construction of unique large-scale, engineering-led projects.”

“I look forward to bringing this enthusiasm to our customers in these sectors who all share the same desire for a collaborative, responsive and customer-focused approach to building these inspiring, world-class facilities.”

Chris Chappell also joins the science and health team as the new cluster lead for the Cambridge regional business.

Chris will focus on strengthening ISG’s profile in the Cambridge region, building on the company’s reputation for delivering the best technology, research and healthcare environments. He will also lead work to grow ISG’s market share in other local sectors.

Chris said: “Cambridge is a hub for innovation and creativity, offering vast opportunities for world-leading education, life sciences and tech influencers. At ISG, we have worked with some of world’s leading research and higher education organisations in the region, which is why we are bringing in a dedicated team to service the region at our new office in Cambridge.

“This is a forward-thinking business that embraces innovation and creativity and we have an absolute wealth of the industry’s top talent ready to bring our dynamic, collaborative approach to the region.”

Lee Hutchinson, ISG’s managing director for the science and health division, added: “We have built a strong reputation in the science, health and research sector in the UK and have delivered truly outstanding buildings for some of the country’s top institutions.

Both Andrew and Chris are fantastic additions to the team, and they join at a time when quality tech and engineering-led construction teams are in such demand. Their professionalism and innovation will help take our UK business to the next level.”

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