Knowledge based engineering solutions


Since DCL was formed by Phil Simmonds and Frank Bates the practice has established a solid client base across the retail, commercial, industrial and residential sectors.


DCL prides itself on designing simple, sound, buildable structures that connect on a human scale with the building owners and users, by maximising site-specific modern methods of construction with cutting-edge innovation. Our goal is client satisfaction.


Our specialists oversee your construction project from start to finish. They provide a full range of services starting with feasibility studies and design management. They plan the construction work, manage the project and any contracts, supervise the work as it is carried out and then deal with any deficiencies at the end. Our expertise covers traditional building jobs as well as contemporary and innovative designs such as energy-efficient projects.

Frank Bates   BSc CEng MIStructE

Managing Director

Office: 020 7998 5868  
Mobile: 07976 569 160
Frank has extensive experience of structural and civil engineering projects across a diverse range of sectors and successfully managing delivery teams, to achieve high quality designs to agreed programmes and budget whilst acting as Project Director.

Alex Ozegovic

Senior Structural Engineer


Office: 020 7998 5868

Mobile: 07714 579 685

Alex works closely with the team at DCL, supporting our clients throughout the planning and delivery of their project.


Ian Bates

IT Director
Office: 020 7998 5868
Ian is the head of IT and technical facilities at DCL. An expert in PC and Mac hardware and software, he ensures our systems are robust and secure.

Stefano Agamennone

Design Engineer


Office: 020 7998 5868


Stefano is a Civil & Structural Design Engineer with a passion for Revit. Constantly implementing the latest techniques, he ensures standards and quality on our drawings and information workflow.


Jennifer Boatman

Office & Accounts Manager


Office: 020 7998 5868


Jennifer is the DCL Office & Accounts Manager. She brings over 10 years of administrative experience in Office Management and Accounting. She ensures smooth operation of the office, HR and maintains accounts payable, receivables and monthly billing.



Cirpro was established in 2013 by Terry Bartholomew DipSurv MRICS MAPM AaPS.

Keen to re-engage with clients on an individual project basis, Terry set about establishing the practice as a high quality niche professional consultancy, small enough to provide a personal and responsive service to clients, and large enough and with sufficient resources to handle the more challenging projects.

The team has gradually grown by careful recruitment and selection and we now operate across all markets including the residential, commercial, industrial and leisure sectors providing a full range of Building Surveying, development and allied management services.


We offer the following services:


Contract Administration of all types of projects.

Project Management.

Lead Consultant for multi-disciplinary teams.

Party wall matters.

Planned preventative maintenance.

Dilapidations and associated matters.

Building Surveys, Pathology and Defects Diagnosis.

Licences to Alter.

Schedules of Condition.

Expert Witness.

Planning and Building Regulations advice.


For further assistance please contact:


Terry Bartholomew

Managing Director

80 Churchill Square, Kings Hill,

West Malling, Kent, ME19 4YU
+44 (0) 7949 145 514
+44 (0) 1732 897 514


Our clients include small and medium scale Developers with a wide variety of interests, local Architects, and Contractors. We are also employed by Local Authorities including Milton Keynes Council, Hospital Authorities including Milton Keynes Hospital Trust, and Government bodies with establishments in the local area.


Relationships with our Clients have been established over many years and new clients often result from these long associations and our good reputation.



COWI is a specialist firm with in-depth experience in civil, structural and geotechnical engineering including the development of underground space and infrastructure.


We are recognised as a centre of excellence and by utilising the extensive experience of our senior staff on all projects, we ensure that clients get the benefit of the depth of experience held within the firm.


Our philosophy of getting it ‘right first time’ in tandem with producing alternative designs to ensure safe, economic and sustainable solutions has firmly established COWI as a leader in its field. 



020 7998 5868 >

3rd Floor, 6 Flitcroft St

London WC2H 8DJ >

DCL in Brief

DCL is a multi-disciplinary, forward thinking engineering practice. Founded by individuals with a wide degree of engineering expertise gained over more than thirty years, working in the City of London and the regions. We have a unique understanding of the practical and aesthetic challenges faced by clients working on historic and modern properties in these areas.

DCL Services

  • Structural engineering

  • Civil engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Feasibility studies
  • Construction supervision

Engineering is all about helping people and shaping the world.

It’s the work that civil engineers do to make our lives much easier." ICE.

Print Print | Sitemap

DCL prides itself on designing simple, sound, buildable structures that connect on a human scale with the building owners and users, by maximising site-specific modern methods of construction with cutting-edge innovation. Our goal is client satisfaction. Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use

DCL is a limited company registered in England and Wales. No. 03875604.
Registered office: 22 School Lane, Sherington, Newport Pagnell, Bucks MK16 9NF.

© DCL 2018. Web design by Balanced Agency