The Board of Lerwick Port Authority has congratulated Arch Henderson LLP, specialists in maritime civil engineering, on achieving a hundred years’ service in the development of the harbour.

In February 1924, Archibald Henderson, a founding partner of the Aberdeen company, was invited by the then Lerwick Harbour Trust board to discuss a project – Alexandra Wharf scheme, the beginning of the close relationship which continues today.

It operates throughout the UK and abroad, with seven offices, including Lerwick, opened in 1982 and currently employing six full-time civil and structural engineers and office manager, under partner Andy Sandison.

Port Authority Chief Executive, Captain Calum Grains, said: “Arch Henderson has made a huge contribution to the evolution of Lerwick Harbour and the development of our modern facilities to the highest standards.

“As well as leading marine projects which have changed the face of the waterfront, Arch Henderson LLP has been instrumental in developing our port estate into a thriving hub for harbour users, adapting the land estate with new sites, roadways and upgraded infrastructure such as the Ferry Terminal and new Fishmarket. Their efforts over a century are highly appreciated.”

Formed in 1919 to offer the design of harbour works, coastal protection schemes and ship repair facilities, the multi-disciplinary company has since expanded to include architectural, civil, structural, and mechanical engineering and principal designer services for a wide range of industrial, energy and commercial sectors, employing over 70.

You can read more on this story on Arch Henderson LLP's website.

Arch Henderson LLP has been instrumental in developing the port waterfront and estate into a thriving hub for harbour users. Photo: John Coutts.
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