Matt Vandenbrouck

Name of company: John Grimes Partnership 

Where is the company based? Ivybridge 

Website address:

r1We will be working on several aspects of the Atmos Totnes Project, undertaking geotechnical investigation and assessment, flood risk assessment, surface water drainage design and preparation of a transport assessment.

We will be working closely with the design team, particularly with the project manager Dave Chapman and lead architect Andrew Kirkby on the initial master planning, as well as liaising with statutory consultees including the Environment Agency and Devon County Council.

Please share here other information that might help people understand the background of the company and its values.

We are perhaps best known for our work on the ground issues caused by the old mine workings in Gunnislake in the early to mid 1990s.  More recently we were involved in saving, protecting and reinstating Kingsand Clock Tower following the storms in early 2014 and there are some videos of the work on our website.  We regularly work on a range of projects throughout Devon, Cornwall and across the UK.  Our mission is to provide our clients with sound and cost-effective consultancy to enable them to achieve their business goals through innovative solutions.

Name of Atmos Totnes lead within this company: Tom White

Job title: Associate Director


Name: Matt Vandenbrouck

Job title: Infrastructure Engineer 

What do you think makes Atmos Totnes so interesting?

Providing engineering knowledge to a project involving the local community at its heart to breathe fresh life into a brownfield site and make it into a valued asset for the future is a great responsibility. I’m looking forward to being a part of the team that will help to make the ideas of the residents of Totnes a reality.

Tell us a bit more about you. It can be something from your professional life or something about your interests outside of work.

I have been involved in the building industry for 15 years, from completing my carpentry and joinery apprenticeship to my academic qualifications and becoming an infrastructure engineer for the past 7 years. I’m an enthusiastic and active person and like to apply that same work ethics and attitude to my infrastructure design by communicating clearly and concisely, utilising both my drawing and verbal skills to get the point across.

If there were an object to represent your role in the Atmos Totnes project what would it be?

Wide angle digital camera as I need to take in the larger picture when designing infrastructure elements

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