Chris Reading Associates Limited


Chartered Building Services Engineering Practice

Having many years experience in building services engineering, project and financial management, we offer clients comprehensive multidisciplinary support and design service across the range of mechanical, electrical and ancillary building services engineering within the built environment, from design concept through to contract completion.

We provide acoustic design, analysis and problem-solving for building services, including; AV systems and speech reinforcement, environmental, building and industrial acoustics.

"Our design philosophy is one of integration, complementing the built environment, its aesthetics and other design goals by working in partnership with the client design team to create appropriate and holistic solutions"

This philosophy is supported in the design stage by timely and high-quality input which is then followed through by consultants walkabouts during installation.

Having early involvement during the design stage, we believe, is crucial to the success of any project, particularly with respect to energy use, and after completion, our own design post-mortems feed into a process of continuous improvement with the aim to increase customer satisfaction. 

Our commitment to high service standards is the same for each project irrespective of size.




Chris began his Consulting career with GH Buckle and Partners in London working as an electrical engineer on large commercial projects.  After leaving GH Buckle Chris studied for his B.Sc. in Environmental Engineering and later an M.Sc. in Acoustics.

Later, Chris joined the BBC where he carried out acoustic design and measurement of buildings and their services, also designing air conditioning and heat recovery projects for studios and other BBC facilities.

Then a move to James H Pull and Associates where he specialised in H&V for various educational; health; public and commercial facilities, both new and historic/refurbishment. 

In 1984 Chris joined IBM UK laboratories Ltd where he became the Facilities Manager responsible for over 600,000 sq. ft laboratory, office and computer space and a listed manor house.

For the last 20 years, Chris has operated his own consulting practise until October 2019 where he incorporated the business into Chris Reading Associates Limited.

Chris is also a member of Winchester Diocese committee for the care of churches and is responsible for approval of all Building Services, Acoustic and AV work in the Dioceses Churches.



Mike started his career as a Controls Engineer at VES Andover Ltd in 2010 upon finishing his MEng degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Portsmouth.  Michael was promoted through engineering and management roles where he was responsible for an array of teams comprising design, manufacturing, technical support, and commissioning.

In 2016 Michael moved to SCS Group Ltd where he became Controls Manager, responsible for the design and manufacture of control solutions for smoke ventilation systems.

Michael left SCS Group Ltd at the end of 2019 to join Chris Reading Associates Limited.

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