About Us

SOUTHCHURCH ROAD5266vkhp-consulting operates nationally and internationally from its offices in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

  • Directors and Consultants are directly involved in our projects, both in the design philosophy and management of the design process resulting in a high standard of engineering and service.
  • Our clients’ requirements are clearly determined at the start, but not fixed; continuing communication between all designers and the client ensures that changing situations are taken into account.
  • Innovative solutions are considered, where appropriate, but untried technologies are implemented only with the clients’ cognizance and understanding of the risks involved.
  • Our designs will satisfy all clients’ requirements at the lowest possible total cost.
  • Our internal procedures will assure clients that our output and services are correct, appropriate and of the high quality as formalised in our quality system.

WYATTS 4239We are able to offer a comprehensive service from feasibility and investigation, through planning and design to contract administration and construction supervision in both civil and structural engineering disciplines.

We also provide appraisal and site investigation, including pollution and contamination matters, expert witness work and act as Party Wall Surveyors.

Over the years we have been associated with a considerable number of projects that have won either RIBA, NHBC or RICS awards and/or nominations, in addition to local Heritage commendations and Concrete Society awards.


vkhp consulting is the amalgamation of three long established practices, being Michael van Klaveren Associates, Durleys and Douglas Rose and Partners.

Michael established his practice from home in 1982 and by 1983 had moved into offices in Dorking, Surrey to cater for an increased workload and the necessity to employ his first staff. As a result of continued expansion, a second office was opened in Sussex in the early 1990’s to cater for increasing workloads along the south coast.

Our third office was opened in Tunbridge Wells by merging with John Holden of Durleys in 1999 with the practice at that time being renamed van Klaveren Holden Partnership.

Expansion continued with the take-over in January 2003 of Douglas Rose and Partners who had been established in Tunbridge Wells since formation in 1965. The practice was renamed at that time vkhp-douglas rose and brought together combined expertise from all the offices enabling a wider range of civil and structural engineering services to be offered to our clients.

April 2008 saw the formation of a new limited company, vkhp consulting limited, retaining all our staff and offices. This restructuring paves the way for future expansion with additional directors and shareholders.

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