Who we are and what we do

Our current team of Partners has seen the company through many changes, but they are not simply managers. They are hands-on engineers and architects who enjoy getting involved with projects and working with clients on a day to day basis.

Arch Henderson was formed in 1919 to offer specialist services in the design of harbour works, coastal protection schemes and ship repair facilities. This specialism in maritime civil engineering works continues but the firm has expanded to include architectural, civil, structural, and mechanical engineering and Principal Designer services for a wide range of industrial, energy and commercial sectors.

Our multi-disciplinary company operates throughout the UK and abroad, with offices in Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Lerwick, Southampton and Thurso. Our offices share a networked document management system which means we can offer experienced staff from different offices to work on the same project regardless of the location.

We employ over 70 staff and offer a complete and flexible consultancy service from conception to project completion. With a low staff turnover we retain a vast amount of experience and knowledge which ensures our clients return on a regular basis. We place substantial emphasis upon quality, environmental, and health and safety management, and protecting the commercial interests of our clients. We have systems in place to ensure personal data is protected, in accordance with GDPR. We have a Modern Slavery Policy which outlines our zero tolerance to modern slavery and we expect our suppliers to adhere to the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Our long list of clients includes Ports and Harbour Authorities, ship builders, major oil companies, offshore service companies, Local Authorities and NHS Trusts. We have delivered projects throughout the UK; and further afield in Algeria, Qatar, Egypt, Ireland, Finland, the Falkland Islands and the Antarctic.

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