The Hampden Consultancy

The Hampden Consultancy

Bob Swayne is a qualified building services consulting engineer with over 55 years of experience in the design, construction and maintenance of building engineering services installations for healthcare, commercial, retail, educational, residential and leisure facilities located both within the UK and the Middle East.

His core discipline is mechanical engineering services, i.e. heating, mechanical ventilation (including specialised ventilation for healthcare premises), air-conditioning & chilled water services, hot & cold water services, as well as the specification & application of thermal insulation to pipework systems and the application of fire stopping to mechanical & electrical engineering services.

Bob is also able to deal with matters pertaining to the maintenance of mechanical & electrical engineering services, including facilities management contracts and service agreements.

For the last 30 years, he has principally been involved in expert witness work, dealing with construction claims ranging in value from £10,000 to £21 million, acting either as an expert adviser, a party-appointed expert or as a single joint expert on claims under the Civil Procedure Rules and where required, has given oral evidence in court.

He has also undertaken work relating to claims involving professional negligence of M&E consulting engineers.



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01494 868 868 or 07768 497005


6 Honorwood Close, Prestwood, Buckinghamshire, HP16 9HH

Curriculum Vitae

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Air-conditioning • Ventilation • Heating • Hot & cold water services • Contractual disputes • Thermal insulation • Fire stopping of engineering services • Maintenance of engineering services • Expert witness reports


Building and Construction

Commercial Disputes


Forensic Services



Professional Negligence

Mechanical & electrical consulting engineers and expert witnesses
Mechanical & electrical consulting engineers and expert witnesses

“Mr Swayne quickly understood the matters in dispute and provided a clear and concise report keeping both solicitors updated as he proceeded which was most helpful”.

Mr. Allan Hooper, Director, JE Baring & Co Solicitors

Clear & concise advice, which was easy to follow & backed up with demonstrable competence…

Mr Simon T Jackson, Partner, Clyde & Co LLP

I am writing to advise you that this matter has been settled. I believe that disclosing your report to the Claimant’s solicitor played a significant part in encouraging the claim to be settled in my client’s favour. Thank you for your assistance, and I hope that we have an opportunity to work together again in the future

Mr. Paul Brampton, Partner, IBB Solicitors

Very thorough…very easy to deal with…

Ms Derryn Penelope Rolfe, EMW Law LLP