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WSP continues to expand its environmental practice in Canada with the acquisition of Levelton

 

WSP announced today that it has acquired, with a July 1, 2015 effective date, Levelton Consultants, a leading consulting engineering firm based in British Columbia and Alberta. Levelton provides a diverse range of specialized engineering solutions in the areas of environment, geotechnical, building science and materials engineering and testing. This acquisition adds 215 employees to WSP’s workforce and strengthens its leading position in professional environmental services in Canada, growing the environmental group to 1,100 employees across Canada.

“We are very pleased to welcome Levelton as a business partner whose brand has been recognized for environmental, materials, building science and geotechnical consulting excellence. This transaction, which fits perfectly with our Canadian growth strategy, will provide the leadership we need for continued growth and will enable us to strengthen our environmental presence in Western Canada, positioning us as the 'go-to' environmental consulting firm in Canada. We also expect to generate significant revenue synergies as we grow our environmental and geotechnical platforms in Canada,” said David Ackert, President and CEO of WSP in Canada." He added: “Through their leadership, expertise and creativity, Levelton’s team has built and grown an exceptional practice of environmental and related services focusing on public as well as private-sector clients. We view this as a great opportunity to accelerate our growth in the environmental sector across Canada."

Nick Davis, President of Levelton Consultants Ltd., offered this assessment: “Partnering with WSP's team of experts is great news for Levelton. We are happy to be associated with a team whose values are aligned with our own and reflect a similar dedication to excellence and strong client relationships. This joining of forces signals a strong vision for the future of services in our region and across Canada and we are pleased to be part of the realization of this vision. As partners of an organization with a global presence, we believe that the strength of Levelton's expertise coupled with WSP's outreach will allow us to leverage our respective knowledge and resources to better serve our clients."


ABOUT LEVELTON

Founded in 1966, Levelton is a multidisciplinary firm of consulting engineers, scientists and technologists providing engineering and scientific services to a client base that includes residential, industrial and commercial owners, public-sector entities, design-build contractors, architects and engineering consultants. In support of its engineering and scientific practices, Levelton operates comprehensive laboratories and provides testing services for construction materials, soils, aggregates, air and water.