Rob van Zyl


Building Services Partner

Birmingham, United Kingdom
+44 (0)121 262 2720

Rob is the key contact for Cundall's Birmingham office and also sits on Cundall's management board.

Rob leads and manages the Birmingham office. He is a mechanical engineer who specialises in low-energy buildings that help clients exceed their legal targets for environmental sustainability. His low-energy expertise also gives architects more freedom to design more exciting, aesthetically pleasing buildings.

He believes that the sustainable solution is always the best solution. Getting more for less and achieving better performance with less energy is the goal that inspires him.

Rob joined Cundall in 2003. He enjoys spending his leisure time with his family, travelling, and playing squash and golf.

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Bournville Place

The opening of Bournville Place in 2008 has provided Cadburys (Kraft Foods) with an outstanding headquarters workplace facility in the heart of the historic Bournville conservation area.

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Designing our Birmingham office based on the BCO Guide to Specification

Robert van Zyl, Partner, and Peter Grant, Workplace Designer, discuss the complexities and challenges of being both the designer and occupier on a project, in this case, our new Birmingham office

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Two Snowhill

Two Snowhill

The Snowhill development is a mixed-use development by Ballymore & Hines between Snowhill Queensway and Birmingham Snowhill station. The £500m phased scheme has been partly completed on the site of a former surface car park. 

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Cundall's engineering consultancy services cover the entire life cycle of any building project. Clients find our ‘total solutions’ approach saves them time, money and effort.

We will add value to your project by opening our minds, exchanging ideas and thinking creatively.


Cundall's expertise extends to all major markets, so we have a deep understanding of the specific issues, constraints and opportunities facing our clients' market sectors.

Our team of creative engineers draw on our accumulated knowledge to devise the best possible solutions for your project in a fully integrated and cost-effective way.

About us

Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.