Structural & Civil Engineering in Guernsey since 1990

About us

Babbé McCathie

Babbé McCathie

Since the initial formation in 1990 of both The Don Babbé Practice and McCathie Associates, we have completed in excess of 7,000 separate commissions in the Bailiwick of Guernsey – from domestic extensions to £multi-million developments. We pride ourselves in applying practical building experience with Engineering expertise and innovation to provide cost effective solutions.

If you’ve got a specific enquiry then please call or email using our contacts list below:

 

Don Babbé

Don Babbé

BSc CEng MICE MIStructE
Managing Director

Graduated Southampton University 1972
Member of Institution of Civil Engineers MICE 1977
Member of Institution of Structural Engineers MIStructE 1987

Before founding the Don Babbé Practice, Don worked on major civil engineering projects such as the Jubilee Line Extension to the London Underground Network, and major structural engineering projects such as the HSBC Headquarters in Hong Kong. 

Tel: (01481) 714344 
Mobile: 07781 110941
E-mail: dbabbe@bmlgsy.com

 

Ian Bashforth

Ian Bashforth

Director

Founding Director of the Jersey Construction Council (JeCC)
Past Chairman of the Jersey Federation of Consulting Engineers (JFCE)
Member of the Abbeyfield (Jersey) Executive Committee
Member Institute of Civil Engineers
Associate Member Institute of Structural Engineers

Alongside  developing the  T&G Group, Ian has had a successful engineering career spanning 35 years, gaining considerable experience in the Channel Island Construction markets. Having worked on numerous projects across all market sectors from inception to completion, Ian has an in depth knowledge of all aspects of Engineering.

Knowledge based on local market intelligence – coupled with the ability to develop the Group and bring in highly skilled and motivated individuals has been the key to Ian’s success to date.

Forward looking, diverse thinking and challenging the norm are all key elements of the Groups delivery and are at the heart of everything that Ian has striven to achieve.

Tel: (01481) 714344 
Mobile: 07797 726687
E-mail: ibashforth@bmlgsy.com

 

Jonathan Moffett

Jonathan Moffett

BEng CEng MICE MIEI
Operations 
Director

BEng (Hons) in Engineering from Queens University, Belfast
Chartered Member of Institution of Civil Engineers
Chartered Member of Engineers Ireland
Licensed Certifier of Building Structures (SER)
Board Member of the Jersey Construction Council
Committee Member of Jersey Construction Organisations Group
 
Originally Educated at Queens University Belfast, Jonathan moved to the Channel Islands in 2001, following a period working in the Caribbean, to take up the position of Structural Engineering Manager with Dandara (Jersey) Limited and was responsible for delivering several commercial and residential developments including the L’Hermitage Retirement Village & Care Home complex (£19m), West Park Residential Development and a number of Blue chip office buildings in central St Helier.
 
Jonathan took up the positions of Operations Director within the  T&G Group in May 2006 and has
successfully applied his commercial approach and technical knowledge to a wide portfolio of
projects ranging in value from £3k - £30m.

Tel: (01534) 867070
E-mail: jmoffett@bmlgsy.com

 

Gary Bougourd

Gary Bougourd

Technical Director

Over 40 years engineering experience with prestigious local firms.
Technical Director for Babbé McCathie.
Actively involved in structural and civil engineering projects, specialising in Guernsey works both domestic and larger commercial works.
 
In a career spanning over 40 years, Gary has gained considerable experience in the construction market, and is especially knowledgeable regarding local engineering.
Having worked on a diverse portfolio of projects across all market sectors from inception to completion, Gary has gained not only an in depth knowledge of all aspects of engineering, but a great deal of respect from other engineers and members of the construction industry. Gary is a highly motivated, clear designer who uses a practical problem solving approach in his designs.

Tel: (01481) 714344 
Mobile: 07781 107730
E-mail: gbougourd@bmlgsy.com

 

Mr Thomas Nichols

Mr Thomas Nichols

Detailing Technician

Born in Guernsey in 1993, Thomas gained impressive A – level results at the Grammar Sixth Form Centre before going on to study for his BTEC and HNC qualifications at the Guernsey College of Further Education where he achieved distinctions for his work and was shortlisted for Apprentice of the Year 2014. Thomas has worked in engineering since 2011 and became a qualified Detailing Technician in 2016.

He currently supports our Engineers, working on detailing a variety of projects and supporting the Trainee Detailing Technician.

Tel: (01481) 714344 
E-mail: tnichols@bmlgsy.com

 

Callum Le Flock

Callum Le Flock

Trainee Detailing Technician

Callum is a local man who has recently returned to Guernsey with his wife, following working in Finland as a kickbox trainer and learning Finish.  He is currently working as a trainee while studying for his Level 3 BTEC in Construction in the Built Environment. He hopes to continue to become a qualified detailing technician.

Tel: (01481) 714344
​E-mail: cleflock@bmlgsy.com.com

 

Cashel Cahill

Cashel Cahill

Graduate Engineer

Cashel Cahill is our Graduate Engineer having joined the team in September 2017. He graduated from Southampton University in 2017 with a Master’s Degree in Engineering and says he knows there are some exciting challenges ahead for him. He enjoys problem solving and being involved with unique projects.

Tel: (01481) 714344 
E-mail: ccahill@bmlgsy.com

 

Gil Darling

Gil Darling

BSc., MA., PGCE., Cert. Business
Administrator

Nine years experience with McCathie Associates,
with responsibility for administration.

Tel: (01481) 714344 
E-mail: gdarling@bmlgsy.com