About Hadley Consultants

Hadley Consultants Building on Robins Road

About Us

Hadley Consultants Ltd was established in Queenstown by James Hadley in 2000 to provide local clients with cost effective, practical and design focussed solutions.

Since establishment, the company has grown to become a boutique firm specialising in solving difficult problems. This reputation has attracted staff with a broad range of technical skills and interests who are committed to the lower South Island.

We undertake large scale utilities projects to minor house renovations and most things in between. While we are Queenstown based, we also deliver projects in Southland, Central Otago, Fiordland, Dunedin, Marlborough and the Mackenzie Basin.

The professional reputation of the firm has continued to grow and numerous commissions from large corporates and Territorial Authorities have resulted.

The company culture is focussed on excellent engineering solutions tailored to specific client needs. As staff have joined the company, they have identified with this culture and are encouraged to question and think independently to achieve different solutions. As a result, staff happily work extremely hard when required for clients, but they are also encouraged to appreciate the need to enjoy where they live.

Our People

Alan Thomas
Structural Director

Alan is a Senior Structural Engineer with over 50 years experience in the Design and Construction consultancy fields. His experience has been in the areas of commercial, industrial and accommodation developments of all types for both Commercial Clients, Government Agencies and Local Authorities. He has also been associated with the structural aspects of Civil Engineering Projects and acts as a principal review engineer on projects.

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Eng)
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Member, Institution of Structural Engineers
  • Member, Institution of Professional Engineers NZ

Professional Experience

2007 – current Hadley Consultants Ltd Structural Director
1990 - 2006 Alan Thomas Partnership Principal
1985 - 1989 Duffill Watts and King Ltd, Queenstown Senior Structural Engineer
1974 - 1984 Duffill Watts and King Ltd, Dunedin Senior Structural Engineer

Areas of Specialist Expertise

  • Preliminary project site and structure assessment
  • Project structural design based on very wide range of project experience
  • Project review and construction management

Major Project Experience

  • Southland District Council, Earthquake Assessments
  • Port Marlborough New Zealand, Earthquake Assessments
  • Wanaka Lakes Resort
  • Mt Edward Winery, Gibbston Valley
  • Millbrook Country Club, Arrowtown
  • Skifield Developments: Coronet Peak and Remarkables
  • Commercial, Industrial and Accommodation developments in a wide range of styles and scale