The rise and rise of PMEP Consulting

8 Feb , 2019  

Founded in June 2015 by Nick Penston, PMEP Consulting Ltd has enjoyed a meteoric rise which was reflected in its success at the 2018 National Electrical Awards that took place in the Mansion House, Dublin on May 11 last.

The leading mechanical and electrical engineering consultancy practice received a Special Recognition Award for its work on the award-winning Hubspot, Dublin office project. PMEP (Penston MEP) Consulting worked alongside Henry J Lyons and Sonica on the project, which also scooped the Small Commercial Project of the Year accolade.

The work on the new offices for the marketing software firm was carried out within a tight timescale, yet required an innovative approach, particularly during the design stages. This is where PMEP Consulting’s experience and expertise came into play.

“We were delighted to win the award. It’s great recognition for our company and what we do,” enthuses managing director Nick Penston, who has almost 30 years’ experience in the M&E sector.

“Our staff has grown from four to 14 in the last three years and we’ve been involved in some high-profile projects in that time. We provide a range of mechanical and electrical engineering consultancy services, taking projects from the initial design stages through to completion.

“Our top-class team is made up of mechanical and electrical engineers, CAD / REVIT technicians, administration staff and management. The other directors are my wife Michelle Hickey-Penston, who is HR & finance director, and Rory Harkin. Everyone plays their part.”

Based in Calmount Business Park, Ballymount in south Co. Dublin, PMEP Consulting specialises in project management and building services as well as engineering design for mechanical and electrical projects in the commercial, retail, education, health, energy and industrial sectors. The company’s directors are involved in all projects from concept to completion, while its team of qualified engineers and technicians are results-driven individuals focused on providing commercially efficient and quality engineering solutions. The practice provides proactive solutions in line with its client’s goals and objectives.

PMEP Consulting offers the complete range of design expertise for building services installations through its experienced teams who are equipped with the latest IT facilities and specialist design software. The company’s comprehensive approach takes care of all facets of the design process, from establishing the brief, outlining options, estimating costs and agreeing budgets to schematics, plant layouts, performance specifications to equipment sourcing and procurement.

PMEP Consulting’s specialist services cover: HT and LT Installations; LV and ELV Installations; Lighting and Emergency Lighting; Fire Detection and Alarm; Power and General Services; ICT Installations; Intruder Alarm Access Control; Power, Control Panels and Cabling; Audio Visual and Conference Facilities; Earthing and Lighting Protection; Green Energy Solutions; HVAC Installations; Water and Waste Services; Building Management Systems; Hazardous Area Electrical Installation; Standby Generator Integration; Combined Heat and Power / Cogeneration.

In addition to its core traditional M&E services, the practice provides specialist skills and services in: Advanced Computer Modelling, including Thermal Analysis; Environmental and Sustainable Engineering; Information, Communications and Media Services; Lighting, including Daylight Modelling; Due Diligence / Building Surveys; M&E Cost Control / Value Engineering; Feasibility Study; Building Energy Audits; LEED / BREAM Assessments; Daylight and Shadow Studies; BER Assessments.

Committed to providing commercially efficient and quality engineering solutions for its clients, the company’s mission statement is: to be a leading provider of specialised engineering services for building owners, builders, buyers, managers and developers; to enhance peoples’ lives through an improved understanding of the buildings in which they live and work; to use sound, practical, engineering judgement and skills when evaluating existing buildings; to continually improve our standard of service through clear and responsive communication; to approach each project as an opportunity to establish a new “personal best” in professionalism, service and quality; to maintain a work environment that encourages and acknowledges exemplary service.

The ISO 9001:2015 and OH SAS 18001:2007 accredited company boasts an impressive client-base and has been involved in many notable and prestigious projects. These include: Central Bank of Ireland, North Wall Quay; Irish Cement Kiln 3, Drogheda; Canada House, St. Stephen’s Green; King’s Building, Church Street; Ashford Castle refurbishment, Co. Mayo; Phoenix House, Smithfield; O’Connell Bridge House refit; National Ambulance Service Control Centre, Tallaght; Eirgrid fitout, The Oval, Ballsbridge; Fota Hotel & Resort, Cork; Dublin Port MV upgrade; Reem Island master planning, Abu Dhabi; 220kV substation, Benghazi, Libya; Hotel Artes, Barcelona; Harbour Exchange, London; East India Dock, London; various projects for Superquinn / SuperValu; Primary Care Centre, Meath Hospital Campus; BD Medical; SMBC fitout; BBH fitout; Tallaght Hospital A&E extension.

Some current / recently completed projects include (client in brackets): Adobe Citywest (Adobe); Ashford House fitout (Alstead Securities); Beaumont Hospital Science Lab (Roche Pharma); Brunswick Street (GSA); Clay Farm Development (Park Developments Group); Gardiner Street Student Accommodation (Bennett Construction); GLG Waterloo Road (Gerson Lehrman Group); Hubspot Phase 1,2 and 3 (Hubspot); Leopardstown Aged Care Facility (Park Developments Group); Maples Fitout (Maples FS); 213 North Circular Road (Congregation of the Holy Spirit); Oracle Blocks A and C (Mac Group); Square fit out (Square); St. Mary’s Residential (Homeland Projects); Townsend House (Altead Securities); Turner & Townsend fitout (Turner & Townsend); Venus Medical (Venus Medical); Jaguar Land Rover facility, Shannon (JLR); PayPal fitout, Maples and Calder Dolmen House (Maples and Calder); Leopardstown Primary Care Centre (Park Developments); Druids Glen Hotel  Bar extension (Druids Glen);Trinity College gym (TCD); Pincent Masons (PM); Shire fitout (Shire); Brandon Hotel refurb, ESB Wilton Cork Cold Winters development, The Hudson Rooms Liffey Valley, IDA Mullingar, Nokia fitout, Express Air development Dublin Airport, EY Limerick Fitout.

A much-travelled man, Nick Penston worked with Kentz Corporation in the Middle East, North Africa, Spain, Holland and the UK. He gained invaluable experience on a wide range of projects in the industrial, power, oil and gas, commercial, retail and healthcare sectors. Nick returned to Ireland in 1995 and worked for Varming Consulting Engineers. From there, he moved to Mott MacDonald where he was a director for five years and then helped set up O’Connor Sutton Cronin (OCSC) M&E Consultant Engineers before founding his own practice.

An excellent project manager who takes great pride in every project that he leads, Nick’s main focus is to manage and develop a culture of business development throughout the team, secure work through existing and new clients and to act as a key point of contact for clients.

PMEP Consulting Ltd

Unit 14C,

The Exchange,

Calmount Business Park,



Telephone: 00353 (0)1 253 0710

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.pmep.ie

Taken from Building Ireland Magazine, October 2018, Vol 4 No 9