About Us

Gatehouse Design was founded in 2012 by Peter Slee-Smith, a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with more than 30 years experience in industrial design. Peter qualified with a Masters Degree and has held senior positions in many leading engineering companies. Based in Littleport just outside Ely in Cambridgeshire, Gatehouse Design works mostly remotely, aiming at providing efficient design practice and consultation.

The company has considerable experience of work in Food, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Marine and Power Generation industries.  Gatehouse Design has worked on many large projects providing storage and transportation of bulk solids. Furthermore, Gatehouse Design is a recognised leading authority in bulk solids handling plants. The company has been responsible for bringing a number of new products to market, from concept to production and has developed automation tools in a variety of roles to improve engineering practices.

We are leading specialists in design automation, where complex design tasks are simplified to save time and cost. In this area of our business we can offer both full automated solutions and consultancy support.

If you are looking to optimise your own business and think that design automation can work for you but dont know where to start, get in touch. Similarly if our design services interest you, then dont hesitate to contact us for a free quotation.

Peter Slee-Smith


A Chartered mechanical engineer with more than 30 years experience in materials handling and industrial design. Peter is the director and founder of the company.

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Jason Spencer

Design Engineer

Graduate from the University of Hertfordshire, Jason has a history in different fields of design including architectural and games design. He now focuses on products and configuration within the company.