Cost-effective, Buildable Solutions

Gyoury Self provides structural and civil engineering services to commercial and residential clients across the UK and overseas. We combine engineering expertise with the latest design technology to deliver cost-effective, buildable solutions.

Friendly, Approachable, Professional

At Gyoury Self, we believe in building long-term, trusted relationships with our clients and partners.

Recognised for our collaborative, pro-active approach and creative, well-engineered solutions, we take pride in the fact that most of our work comes from repeat business and recommendation.

Our professional structural and civil engineering services are delivered across the UK from our offices in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex and Fareham/Portsmouth in Hampshire.


We regularly undertake multi-million pound engineering projects for private and public sector clients. This includes civil and structural consultancy on buildings ranging from universities, schools and sports facilities, to retail parks and waste transfer facilities.

Our residential projects encompass everything from affordable, publicly-commissioned apartment blocks to high-end, one-off private properties. We also have a dedicated Domestic Works team focused on fast-turnaround projects for commercial and residential clients.

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If you are in need of engineering expertise, please contact us to discuss your project with an engineer.

The Partners

Rick Potterton, Managing Partner

Rick Potterton , Managing Partner
B.Eng (Hons), C.Eng., M.I.Struct.E.

Based at the Brighton & Hove office, Rick is a resourceful Chartered Structural Engineer with strong
project management skills. Since joining Gyoury Self as a graduate engineer in 1988, he has successfully delivered a wide range of projects for domestic, education, defence, residential, student accommodation, light industrial, retail and hotel clients.

As Managing Partner, Rick is in charge of the company’s overall practice, management and day-to-day operations.

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Gavin Owens, Partner

Gavin Owens, Partner
B.Eng (Hons), C.Eng., M.I.Struct.E., M.I.C.E., A.C.I.Arb

Gavin is a Chartered Structural and Civil Engineer who has gained extensive experience over the past 20 years working on engineering projects both here in the UK and overseas. He has been project engineer on a wide variety of schemes, including a number of large design and build contracts with national contractors.

Gavin leads a dedicated team of engineers and technicians at our Brighton & Hove office, working predominantly in retail and education.

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Richard Aston, Partner
MEng, CEng, MICE/em>

A highly-experienced Chartered Structural and Civil Engineer, Richard joined Gyoury self in 2004 and was  promoted to Partner in January 2020. Richard’s notable engineering design projects include the Queen Mary’s Hospital scheme in Roehampton and the Bio Sciences Building, University of Brighton.

Richard is in charge of our Hampshire office in Fareham, where he is responsible for day-to-day management and leadership of the engineering and technical teams.

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Company History

Gyoury Self Partnership was established in Brighton and Hove in 1980 by structural engineers Paul Gyoury and Chris Self.

A second office was opened in Eastbourne in the early 1980s, and a few years later the practice started offering Civil Engineering services. The Eastbourne office would remain in operation until the late 1990s.

Our Hampshire office was opened in 1986 on Fareham High Street, before eventually moving to its present location at The Gardens in Fareham.

The Sussex office eventually settled at its present address in Boundary Road, Hove, in 1999 and the company became incorporated as Gyoury Self Partnership LLP in 2001.

In 2002, Gyoury Self Partnership (St. Albans LLP) was established as a separate company located in St. Alban’s, Hertfordshire. Although they (almost) share the same name, the two companies are wholly independent businesses operated under the management of different owners.

Paul Gyoury and Chris Self remained partners at the Sussex office in Hove until they retired in 2003 and 2009 respectively.

The current management team is led by Rick Potterton, who has been working with the Gyoury Self Partnership at the Hove office for over 30 years. Gavin Owens is also a long-standing Gyoury Self employee with extensive structural engineering experience. Richard Aston heads up the Fareham office – another long-term employee who brings a wealth of engineering and project management experience to the team.

Are you in need of structural or civil engineering services?

Whatever the size or scope of your project, our experienced structural and civil engineering teams are on hand to help you get it off the ground. To discuss your needs with an engineer, please contact us.