Consulting Civil
& Structural Engineers

An approachable, experienced Structural & Civil Engineering consultancy based in Cambridgeshire, we are able to provide design, guidance and advice on your project to allow smooth progression from Feasibility to Completion.

If we can be of assistance, or you just have a question that you'd like to ask, please feel free to call us on 01480 455179. You can also upload files and send an enquiry by visiting our 'contact us' page here.


Our Services

Richard Herrmann Associates Ltd. carry out the structural design for both longstanding and new clients involved in many different industries. Where appropriate, advanced computer analysis is utilised, allowing accurate design of structure to ‘feed’ the subsequent detailing and drawing production.


Our adaptability and attention to detail allow us to assist clients with particularly difficult or challenging projects, especially those involving specialist designers, contractors or products. Whether your project involves specialist medical equipment or particularly sensitive occupants, we should be in a position to provide technical and professional support to your scheme.

Chartered Quality

Becoming a chartered engineer is a lengthy and difficult process, but one that ensures the engineer meets a very tightly regulated standard set by the Institution of Structural Engineers or Civil Engineers. We are proud that every project we are involved with is either designed or overseen by a Chartered Engineer. This ensures that the breadth of technical expertise and experience gained during our careers are brought to your project. It also means that the project is fully coordinated at all stages, both within our team but more crucially, with all parties involved with the scheme.

Case Studies

These projects represent a snapshot of a few completed schemes, including a brief synopsis of the structural principles adopted and any particular challenges that may have been overcome by design.

Get In Touch

Our long-standing, ‘Blue-chip’ client list has been achieved by ensuring that a Chartered Structural Engineer is responsible for your project at every stage, assuring attention to detail gained from their many years of relevant experience. We would be happy to assist with your project and would welcome you as a client.

What Our Clients Say


"Richard Hermann Associates have always been professional and approachable, I have used them for my structural engineering requirements over the last five to six years. Both Richard Ponter and Ryan McAllister have been very supportive with a recently difficult project. I would always reccomend their services to anyone looking for structural engineers."

Neil R. Irons Ltd

Very professional and helpful service

"Richard and Ryan were both great in assisting me with works that we carried out at a Public House in Bedford. Very helpful and professional service with in depth detailing and calculations provided for both the contractors to carry out the works and for submission to Building Control. I would highly recommend them."

Nik S.

Structural Assessment

"I contacted Richard Herrmann to attend one of my factories to access the structural strength of the roof joists. The cost of a site visit was reasonably priced, within a matter of days I had the report in my hand. This is the second time I have used Richard Herrmann Associates, very impressed with the service, I will be using Richard Herrmann Associates again in the future."

Simon R.

Provided a swift assessment of a potential problem

"Richard came to our property to review a potential problem with a number of cracks that had appeared on internal walls in a number of rooms. After conducting a detailed investigation of the problem and examining external walls Richard was able to swiftly re-assure us that the cracks were not related to any major structural problems. He has also recommended 2 builders to help us fix a minor problem on one wall. We would be happy to use Richard again if required."

Stuart P

Structural survey and design

"RH Associates proved to be a great choice following the structural survey completed by Richard Ponter. Very professional in approach, quality of work proved to be spot on and also completed in very quick fashion.

Richard is a lovely guy and would thoroughly recommend him and the company for any structural survey/design/planning work to anyone who needed it! Huge thanks  :)"

Adam M.

Syed joins RHA!
We're delighted to welcome Syed Shah to Richard Herrmann Associates as a Graduate Engineer.
Vodafone central London data centre progress
The complexities of working within the historic centre of London, close to the Tower of London, make the design of even a small extension complicated. However, good progress is being made and the specially designed substructure has been installed, successfully avoiding numerous shallow critical services.
The Role of Retaining Walls in Preventing Flooding : A Structural Engineer's Perspective
Flooding poses a significant threat to properties, causing damage to structures and negatively impacting the lives of those affected. As structural engineers, our responsibility is to devise innovative solutions to mitigate the risks associated with flooding. One such solution involves the strategic use of retaining walls. In this article, we will explore how retaining walls play a crucial role in preventing flooding and safeguarding properties.

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