Marcus White has become a partner in independent irrigation consultancy IrriPlan, the firm which has grown from Wardle Associates, founded by Giles Wardle in 1994.
the business he founded and which celebrated its 10th anniversary during 2004.
Giles said, “The partnership combines the skills of the two most qualified irrigation engineers in the UK golf industry, both with significant experience of working on major projects here and abroad. This will enable us to offer a wider range of services to our existing client base within the golf and sports turf industry.”
Marcus joins the company from 2ic, where he was a partner for four years. He specialises in water resources and management, including abstraction licensing, hydrological monitoring and advisory services concerning the quality, treatment, storage and monitoring of water. As a chartered engineer, he is also an expert in reservoir engineering and design, ground modelling, site surveys and health & safety planning.
Marcus added, “Giles and I completed our MSc degrees at Cranfield at the same time and I’m delighted that we’ve formed a partnership. We can now offer complete contract management for irrigation projects, from water sourcing, abstraction and storage to the engineering and design of irrigation systems and drainage.”
The company was originally formed by Giles Wardle as Wardle Associates in 1994 and became Wardle Consulting Engineers in 1997. Giles changed its name to IrriPlan in 2003. During the last decade, it has become one of Europe’s premier irrigation consultancies and built up an enviable reference list that includes The Gleneagles Hotel, Carnoustie Links, The Turnberry Hotel, Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, Cherokee Plantation Links and Queenwood Golf Club.
IrriPlan is currently working with two of the world’s top golf course architects, David McLay Kidd and Tom Doak. Installation of the multiple-row system is under way at the Kidd designed St. Andrews ‘No.7 course’ whilst the design is complete for the multiple-row irrigation system at the eponymous Renaissance Golf Club at Archerfield, directed by Don Placek of Tom Doak’s Renaissance Golf Design.