Martin Richardson – General Manager

Employed: April 2015 to present
Experience: 25 years
Reports to: Group CEO


General Manager and Director of Lifespan Structures Lifespan Structures linking up expertise in Bridge and Composite Design and Composite Manufacturing to provide a design and supply bridge solution, service includes;

  • Managing Projects to include anything from initial feasibility design to complete installation, utilising additional Group resources, including installation and civil design including foundations.
  • Outline design development working within the requirements of the DMRB.
  • Approval In Principle Documents and Certification to CG300.
  • Development of a Composite Design to maximised efficiency in the manufacturing processes, and consideration of alternative guidance on design.
  • Advice on the different composite bridge production methods and suitability for specific schemes.
  • The provision of tender supply prices to established or preferred civil engineering supply partners.


  • Bridges 2020 – Innovations in FRP use within bridges
  • Bridges 2019 – FRP Bridge Case Studies
  • Bridges 2018 – Innovations in FRP Footbridges
  • Bridges 2017 – FRP Footbridge Case Studies
  • NCE Future of Bridges Conference – Innovation Panel Member (Nov 2019)
  • CIRIA Civil InfrastructureConference – Design Guidance for FRP bridges (Nov 2018)
  • Composites UK – Confidence in Composites Oct 2019
  • ICE Structures & Buildings – Bridging the gap, Introduction to FRP Footbridges. (2017)
  • DEPT Presentations – SW (Feb 2021), NW (July 2020), LOBEG (Oct 2018)
  • Numerous Lunchtime CPD Presentations to Local Authority Bridge Owner and Consultant Bridge Engineers
  • ICE SE Award – Environmental Engineering & Sustainability Special Award – Seddlescombe Bridge 2015
  • ICE SW Award – Best Infrastructure Project – Highly Commended Horsey Cycleway 2018