About us.


about us

Based in Cambridgeshire, we serve property owners, developers and construction professionals from London to Lincolnshire.

Structural Engineers Cambridge combines the expertise and experience of T & F Design and Charles Tallack Engineering Consultancy into a single team, ready to serve property owners, architects and builders in Cambridgeshire, Essex, London and the surrounding counties.

Our qualified engineers draw on a wide range of experience in disciplines including civil and mechanical, as well as structural engineering.

To ensure you receive the right information for your project, clearly and accurately presented and guaranteed to comply with Part A (Structural Safety) of the Building Regulations, we have experts in steel, concrete and timber design to Eurocodes and British Standards, as well as in site investigation, groundworks and construction practice.

capable & communicative  

The key to the success and growth of the business is quite simply down to individual contribution of each and every member of our team. We have a diverse mix of skills, specialisms and personalities but all share a common commitment to providing the highest quality service.

When it comes to experience our team can boast an extensive legacy of more than 10,000 projects and an extensive library of published and in-house information and data.

Charles Tallack

Managing Director
C.Eng MIStructE MIMechE

Charles is a Chartered Member of the IStructE and IMechE, with over twenty years’ experience in structural design as well as manufacturing and management, Charles has a wide range of skills to solve any problem. Charles has a special interest in historic and heritage projects, and in seamlessly integrating new technology into old buildings to allow them to be conserved by remaining useful.

Andy Chapman

Operations Director
Eur. Ing.

Andy is apprentice-trained in precision engineering and has an HNC in Civil Engineering.
Cambridge born and bred and with over forty years’ experience in engineering and construction, Andy’s resourceful and communicative manner makes him a great problem solver. He is the person you’ll want to meet on site or talk to on the phone.

Graham Fletcher

Consulting Engineer
C.Eng MICE MIStructE

Graham is a Chartered Member of the ICE and IStructE.
The “guru” of the firm, Graham was the founding partner of T & F Design over thirty years ago, and his easy charm and encyclopaedic knowledge make him a valuable asset to any project. There is no situation in construction that he hasn’t faced before, and this wisdom is generously shared.

Tracey Powell

CAD Technician

With over 25 years of experience in drafting and detailing; Tracey’s work sets the standard for clear and accurate drawings.

James Logan

Consulting Engineer


An experienced engineer who has worked on every kind of project, James has been a mainstay of the team for over fifteen yearsin the office.

Clara Lee

Office Administrator

Clara manages the admin and accounts for us and keeps everything in apple-pie order.

Engineer wanted!

Could this be you?

You may be a civil or structural engineer, whether recently qualified, working towards Chartered status or already a Chartered Engineer.

If you find working on a variety of interesting small and medium-scale projects (from domestic to £5 million) in a friendly working environment where the emphasis is on freely sharing expertise and knowledge with colleagues, to give our clients a service that is devoted to providing clear and helpful information in high-quality drawings and documentation.

Success in this field requires as much understanding of the needs of people as on the intricacies of engineering theory, and this is reflected in the number of clients and their construction teams who trust us to deliver for them, time after time.

If this is of interest to you, do please get in touch!

Contact Andy Chapman on (01223) 833555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Could this be you?

A vital part of our team are our technicians, who provide support to the Engineers by carrying out site visits, inspections and surveys, and preparing CAD drawings to communicate the vital technical details clearly to our clients and their contractors.

We take great pride in the clarity and quality of our drawings, and rigorous attention to detail and in-depth understanding of how both modern and historic buildings are constructed.  We also have advanced 3D modelling capability for BIM projects, with Revit, Robot and Advance Steel software working together for design and detailing.  Skills in this area will be crucial for current and future projects.

A significant proportion of our workload is investigating and assessing existing buildings and sites, which require physical fitness and mental agility, with a naturally inquisitive nature intent on diagnosing the true causes of structural defects.  Working under the guidance of an experienced Chartered Engineer, every day is as different as the places and people you meet, and the reports need to be clearly and accurately written with an engaging turn of phrase that invites the reader's interest.

Could you see yourself getting involved in either or both of these tasks?  If so, please get in touch!

Contact Andy Chapman on (01223) 833555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.