19th November 2020

Introducing Eddy Bryan, Graduate Engineer on The Majestic

On International Men's Day Eddy Bryan, Graduate Engineer on The Majestic shares more about his role and career highlights working on this iconic Leeds landmark.

Eddy Bryan is one of our Graduate Engineers whose early career highlight includes working on The Majestic, Leeds.

Eddy (pictured right) was part of the project team who over the past 3 years has helped transform this former 1920s cinema and bingo hall into a sleek ‘Grade A’ commercial development.

As an inspiring role models to others starting out in construction, we caught up with him this International Men’s Day.

Tell us more about your experience of working on The Majestic

With The Majestic being my first project, it forms the basis of my experience within the construction industry. It’s been a challenging project but it’s the challenges that I have learnt the most from as they have given me an understanding of possible solutions to take forward into future projects.

Can you describe your role and day to day duties?

I was based on the façade restoration package of the Grade II listed building and it’s not something I had a great deal of knowledge on beforehand. It’s certainly been an interesting experience working through, from the site-specific terracotta blocks, decorative lead rain water pipes, the music & drama feature statues and granite works. Each element had its own challenges, ensuring it was restored to the same detail of the existing listed façade.

What have you learnt from this project?

I’ve certainly learnt a lot over the course of The Majestic project! Seeing a project from start to finish gave me an insight to all areas of the individual trades involved, not just what can go right but also things that can go wrong and the problems that arise on the day to day workings of a site.

The main lesson I would take away from here is that communication and forward planning is key to a project. Having the correct people communicating together will allow you to overcome any problem.

What recommendations would you give to other engineers starting out on their career path into construction?

The biggest piece of advice I could give is to talk to operatives out on site as they are the ones specialised in the specific trades. Ask questions and most people will be happy to take a minute to answer. It gives you the insight how they do their job as well as the challenges they face on a day to day basis which in turn will help you plan future works.


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