Henry Fagan and Partners was formed in 1984. We celebrated our 30th anniversary in 2014. The practice has been involved in more than 2500 projects, and has won numerous awards.


We are a design-focussed team with expertise across a wide range of Structural and Civil specialisations. We pride ourselves on providing client satisfaction and a quality professional service, where a high priority for aesthetic values is combined with meticulous attention to detail, no matter how large or small the project.

Our extensive experience is complimented by current technical knowledge and analysis software. Regard for the built and natural environment is reflected in our economical use of materials, and the elegance and overall beauty of our structures. Our consistently high standards have earned us numerous awards in engineering excellence and sustainability.

Recently completed projects include the popular Kirstenbosch Tree Canopy Walkway (Boomslang), new headquarters for “e”, a naval jetty in Walvis Bay, the UWC Life Sciences Auditorium building, Cape Town Stadium and the Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre, which received the 2009 Institution of Structural Engineer’s Sustainability Award and was also judged the World Architecture Festival’s Building of the Year.

A new visitors centre at West Coast Fossil Park, new Lecture theatre at University of Cape town and major remodelling of the BMW/Imax building in the V&A waterfront, are currently under construction.


Diligently optimise all designs for economy, with due regard to safety and durability.
Carefully consider the aesthetic aspects of every project, from the appearance of small details to the overall impact on the environment.
Combine ingenuity and inventiveness with a thorough knowledge of accepted theory and traditional practice to find an excellent solution for each engineering problem.
Maintain close communication and good relationships with the client, other consultants and contractors.
Treat every person in the firm equally, irrespective of race, gender or religion. Opportunities for advancement depend only on dedication, ability and qualifications. Staff with limited financial resources and / or educational background are given special assistance to improve their situation.
Maintain the highest levels of integrity and professionalism and ensure we maintain independence when recommending contractors or products.

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