Meet Our Designer

Kevin Roarty BEng (Hons) CEng MICE
Principal Engineer

Kevin brings a wealth of experience to City Access Scaffolding he graduated in 2001, BEng Civil Engineering from The University of Edinburgh and achieved Chartered Engineer Status with the Institution of civil Engineers in 2011. 

He enjoyed a brief spell working on the railways before concentrating on structural engineering. 

Kevin made the move to Scaffolding 7 years ago as an in-house Scaffolding Designer.

Kevin’s take on joining the team – “City Access are a company that have grown impressively and are now undertaking prestigious and interesting projects; I am looking forward to working with CAS who are a forward thinking company and helping them to grow further.”


Together, we will discuss your project to harvest as much information as possible. This will ensure we fully understand your planned works and access requirements

We would always recommend early engagement with our design team. Early stage conversations allows City Access to work closely with your management team & assist you in developing your scaffold brief and highlight items that may need additional consideration.


From our discussions, we will quickly develop scheme options for your access requirements. Discuss these with you to ensure that our proposed scaffold layout fully suits your requirements; Once satisfied we will then proceed to producing a full structural design which will be done to the current European / British Standard Code of Practice and will be compliant / in-line with the NASC TG20:13 Design & Operational Guidance Documents.


On completion of the design we will issue this to yourselves in the form of 2D drawings and the supporting design calculations.

This will also be issued to our Scaffolding Supervisor and discussed fully with them so that they are aware of the design brief, any site constraints impacting the scaffold design / configuration and any special items of the scaffold design that need to be highlighted.

We have found that having our own in-house design team has allowed us to be more efficient in producing scaffold designs; we are able to discuss in house each scaffold designs, i.e. buildability v access requirements, to ensure we are providing the best possible solution.  This is not as easy when using external scaffold designers, as they are not always available when needed; there is a lot more going back & forward between ourselves before finalising the scaffold configuration all of which can delay the delivery of the design to our clients.

Our design team is known to all of our scaffold teams who can pick up the phone to quickly discuss a scaffold design or to discuss unforeseen items arising on site that may need a bespoke design.  By having this close contact with our scaffolders we can quickly turn these occurrences around to allow the site works to progress with minimal disruption to our client’s programme.

Our design team has worked on various types of projects/ properties, including some of the most famous and notable historical landmarks in Edinburgh and beyond.

As such we have the experience and knowledge to provide scaffold solutions which meet our client’s access requirements whilst being sympathetic & considerate of the historical & architectural importance of their property