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Edinburgh Office


Atom Consultants
Thomson House
4A Forth St

Tel: +44131 5578470

Atom Edinburgh leads the way in designing the future of the Food Industry

Atom Edinburgh emerged from the reputable Thomson & Partners Project Management and Consulting Structural Engineering Practice to continue with the promotion of excellence in Food Industry Processing design services. Since 1995 our Edinburgh office has designed over £140M worth of projects for the Food Industry, and has worked with numerous well- known food processors, such as Marine Harvest, Nairn’s, Cooke Aquaculture and RR.Spink & Sons.

Headed by Chartered Civil Engineer Mr. Philip Thomson (BSc DipEDB CEng CWem FICE FRSA MCIWEM ACIOB), who’s a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers as well as of the Royal Society of the Encouragement of Arts and a member of Chartered Institution of Water and Environment Management and an Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Building, this office also manages Atom’s Dornoch site.

Philip is a chair to an advisory board to the University of Edinburgh and a Certifier of Structural Design (SER) and Timber Frame Certifier (NHBC). He is also a Member of Validation Committee for MSc in Project Management for the University of the West of Scotland.

His published papers include Design Management (Strathclyde University – 1993),  Quality Assurance Procedures in the Design of Projects (Heriot Watt University – 1996), Limiting on Site Problems in Construction Projects (Edinburgh, Belfast & London – 2000).

Atom Edinburgh Office leads the way in Food Industry related projects, having worked on some 72% of Scotland’s Salmon Processing Facilities adopting the Total Project Management principle to the works. Read more about it in Spring 2017’s Business Quarter Scottish Edition here.