XEIAD has officially opened its new Swindon office, providing a central location to deliver services to its clients in the South and West of England.
XEIAD is a specialist engineering consultancy providing structural inspections and investigations on civil engineering assets such as bridges, tunnels, walls and culverts. Primarily providing services throughout the transportation sector for clients including Network Rail and National Highways, it also supports the design and delivery of major infrastructure maintenance and renewal contracts in other areas including Ports and Harbours, utilities and defence. It carries out scheduled inspections on over 20,000 structures each year to keep critical infrastructure safe throughout the UK.
Formed in 2003, XEIAD has historically specialised in providing complex access solutions to allow engineers to access hard-to-reach areas with the use of rope access, confined space, diving and powered access platforms. In 2021, XEIAD was awarded a number of large engineering inspection contracts which has resulted in significant growth for the business increasing staff numbers from 70 to over 200 employees, each with their own specialisms.
Having launched its York office last year, the opening of the Swindon office is the second new regional office in the past 12 months for XEIAD. These both provide a platform for continued growth and have already facilitated the employment of new staff in the local area.
Managing director, Paul Capener says: “We have seen significant growth since 2021 now with over 200 employees, opening new offices in both Swindon and York, this is another huge milestone for the company. We have continued to successfully secure more new contracts in the South of England and our Swindon office not only gives us the ability to work closely with our clients on project delivery but also provides recruitment and upskilling opportunities for new and existing staff in the local area.”
Mike Smith, Network Rail route asset manager, said: “It’s a pleasure to come to the office opening and meet the site staff and attend their technical briefing. The establishment of the office in close proximity to Network Rail will allow continued collaboration between the partners.”