A Poignant Moment for Hawkins

In 1980, Roy Hawkins rented a single starter unit on the Cambridge Science Park and RB Hawkins & Associates was founded. Roy was one of the first tenants on what was trumpeted as the first Science Park in the country. It was built on the north side of Cambridge, on a series of fields owned by Trinity College.

Unit 7, our first home, was one of the earliest parts of the Science Park and has stood resolute since 1970, while many of the early buildings were redeveloped. Throughout the 1980s and 90s, Hawkins grew steadily and took on the adjoining units. In 2000 Roy sold the Company to the management team, and soon afterwards we moved to a single, much larger building just down the road. In 2012 we made the latest move into our current home less than 100 metres from where it all started.

But Unit 7 has now come to the end of its life, and is to be demolished to make way for a smart new building. It’s a sad moment, but also an exciting one, to contemplate that from that small rented space Hawkins has grown to over 100 scientists and engineers with 8 offices around the UK and 3 others around the world. Our initial offering of only fire investigation is now completely eclipsed by the range of disciplines we offer today.

If you would like to instruct a forensic engineer from any of our 11 offices, please get in touch

Hawkins' Cambridge Office, Present Day

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Hong Kong Skuld P&I Casualty Seminar

20th Mar 2019

Recently Dr John Allum and Dr Sophie Parsons from Hawkins’ Hong Kong Office attended a Hong Kong Skuld P&I Casualty Seminar on the Investigation of Marine Claims. The presentation incorporated a discussion of materials failures by Dr Parsons, and ...

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Hawkins Gives Back

19th Mar 2019

Hawkins recently sponsored a Masquerade Ball fundraising event on 3 March 2019 held by the Moor House School & College in Oxted, Surrey. Dr Simon Vallance attended with his wife, Jane Vallance, who is a Senior Teaching Assistant at the school. ...

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A Poignant Moment for Hawkins

15th Mar 2019

In 1980, Roy Hawkins rented a single starter unit on the Cambridge Science Park and RB Hawkins & Associates was founded. Roy was one of the first tenants on what was trumpeted as the first Science Park in the country. It was built on the north side ...

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Hawkins Welcomes Digital Examiner Erin LeMaster

13th Mar 2019

Hawkins is pleased to announce the arrival of Digital Examiner Erin LeMaster, and her newly-offered Digital Forensics services. Please click here to visit our Digital Forensics Page, and read more about how Erin, together with other select ...

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Civil Engineers Attend North Downs Insurance Institute Dinner

12th Mar 2019

Four members of the Hawkins Building, Civil & Structural Engineering team, Ian Major, Andy Ingle, and Andrew Reeves from Hawkins’ Reigate Office, as well as Bernard Travers from Hawkins’ London Office, attended the North Downs Insurance Institute’s ...

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