Bellrock Property & Facilities Management has announced its acquisition of Martech Technical Services Ltd, based in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
Martech advises clients and professional specifiers on the safety, testing, and repair of external structures and fabric.
Martech will sit within Bellrock Group’s technical & real estate services under the leadership of Neil Triggs, managing director for the division. The addition will complement Bellrock’s technical consulting by adding depth of capability and services covering external fabric survey, inspection, testing and repair. Its core business activities involve the inspection and safety of structural concrete and external building cladding fabric (high-rise), including concrete, brickwork, and similar composite building materials.
Roel van Es, Martech Technical Services’ managing director, said: “I started what is now Martech on my own, with a fixed idea of providing specialist sub-consultancy services, initially as a business within a business. Martech has grown over the ensuing 32 years into the respected entity that it is today, the last 16 of which as a privately owned company.
“My exit strategy, as I near retirement age, has always been to ensure that the brand can continue to grow. The opportunity for the company to join the technical and real estate division of the Bellrock Group is the perfect vehicle to further the Martech story.”
Roel will remain with the company as a part-time consultant for the near future.
Triggs said: “I’m delighted to welcome Martech into our Technical & Real Estate Division, where they will provide specialist and value-add services. With current legislation very much focused on the Building Safety Act and works required across high-rise buildings over the next 12 months and beyond, Martech’s services will be in high demand. I look forward to working with Jerry Nichols (as new MD) and Amanda Redhead on the client and operations side, as well as the survey and engineering teams, headed up by Andy Tuson, Mark Heales, and Graham Duncan. Martech’s services will support our division in addressing ever more complex and integrated solutions required by our clients.”