Darren Read

Senior Building Services Engineer

Darren joined Create in 2018 and is part of our MEP Building Services team. Since joining us, Darren has completed a master’s degree in Building Services Engineering Management, achieving a First with Distinction, and developed his technical skillset to support a variety of projects for clients across the UK. Prior to joining Create, Darren was a Lighting Engineer, Offshore Technician, and former Royal Marines Commando.

Darren’s military background has enabled him to adapt and overcome challenges, whether working alone or as a part of a team. He is a dependable, proactive engineer, capable of providing support throughout planning, design, construction and commissioning.

His day-to-day tasks include creating plans for CAD and BIM modelling software, designing mechanical systems like heating and ventilation, energy modelling, estimating MEP costs, ensuring projects meet building regulations, and coordination with wider project teams.

Outside of work, Darren is pursuing his dream of breaking the land speed record for powered motion on a children’s BMX.


  • MSc Building Services Engineering Management, Brunel University London
  • BEng (Hons), Staffordshire University
  • NEBOSH General Certificate
  • HND Mechanical Engineering, Norwich City College