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MNP David Rafferty

David Rafferty
Associate Director
MEng (Hons) CEng FIStructE

David is a Chartered Structural Engineer and has focussed on heritage, cultural and higher education projects throughout his career.

He has delivered complex refurbishments and restorations in several well-known public buildings including the Royal Academy of Arts, The Royal Observatory Greenwich and the Imperial War Museum, London.  In many of these buildings, complex structural alterations were carried out with no interruption to the public’s access to the gallery spaces above and below the work site.

Smaller scale works include helping clients diagnose problems in their listed buildings and supporting the process of sensitive and appropriate restoration and alteration.  His work includes Grade I listed buildings and Scheduled Ancient Monuments.

He has collaborated on major art installations including Rodin’s gates of Hell, solving what his client referred to as “art versus gravity”.  Recent art and cultural work includes the Tower of London Superbloom event and ensuring the stability and safety of new installations at HMS Belfast and IWM London.

He was previously responsible for leading all structural engineering for the largest Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5 development in the UK.

David joined MNP in 2020, and in 2022 he was elected as a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers.  David chairs the IStructE Applications and Professional Review Panel and sits on the Membership Committee.  He is Chair of the Institution's Task Group charged with reviewing and updating the attributes for structural engineers to become qualified.

MNP David Rafferty
Tower of London Superbloom

The Tower of London

The Savills Garden

Chelsea Flower Show