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Expedition Engineering


Main Office:
Hamilton House
1 Temple Avenue
London,  EC4Y 0HA


Number of Employees: 48

Engineering Specialties:

Infrastructure Planning


Expedition Engineering was founded in 1999 by Chris Wise and Seán Walsh with the mindset that creativity could be applied to engineering projects. As their website states, “controlled risk for high reward” is also a key component to the company’s philosophy. Expedition does experimental and cutting edge work, and believes that a higher return is yielded because of this. Their first major projects included Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport and The Constructionarium at Imperial College in London; both mainly structural projects in London. Today, the company remains fairly small (40 employees), but has a much wider range of specialties — like infrastructure planning; transportation, environmental, and civil engineering; education, and even artistic and cultural projects. Some of their most notable recent projects are seen above and include the London Velodrome, the Infinity Bridge, and the London Cable Car (below). In 2008, Expeditions shareholders gave away their shares to the company’s employees; they are now protected by the Useful Simple Trust. In 2012, Expedition Engineering was named the Engineering Consultant of the year at the Building Awards.

Selected Projects:

Olympic Velodrome, London, England

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Athens, Greece

inifinity bridge 3
Infinity Bridge, Stockton-on-Tees, England

london cable car
London Cable Car, London, England


Milton Keynes University


Other Sources:

Expedition Engineering Website

Article on Chris Wise in Ingenia Magazine

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Updated Feb. 2015 by Meredith Stark

Written by Blake McGregor

January 27, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Posted in Engineers

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