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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff in Cambridge sees strong growth ahead of name change

27 February – Cambridge-based professional services consultancy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff will be changing its name to WSP in May 2017. The change of name reflects the consultancy’s recent growth to around 36,700 people globally with 7,100 based in the UK. The new name will cover more than 85 small, mid-sized and large companies that have previously come together.


In Cambridge the business has expanded its team by 30 per cent in 2016 as part of an on-going strategic growth drive. The Hills Road-based business now employs 110 staff following a move into larger offices in February 2016.

Significant roles on a number of major projects have fuelled the organic growth of the transport planning, infrastructure, structural and building services engineering, and environmental consulting teams. In Cambridge, this includes working for key city businesses and employers such as the University of Cambridge and AstraZeneca.  Projects further afield include work for Network Rail, Highways England and the Upper Orwell Crossings in Ipswich for Suffolk County Council.

The office added new skills and services, forming a global maritime team led from Cambridge and intelligent transport systems and road safety expertise - gained through the acquisition of Mouchel Consulting from Kier in October 2016, with a further 35 staff in Norwich embedded in Norfolk County Council’s highways department on a framework contract until 2021.

John Hicks, technical director at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff in Cambridge, said: “With well over 200 staff in Cambridge, Hertford and Norwich, we offer a broad range of professional services to both public and private sector clients across the East of England. We’re looking forward to further growth and a successful 2017.

“Cambridge is a key city for our business not only due to its ongoing and upcoming pipeline of construction projects, but also as a vital resource of young talented engineers. As we grow we want to hear from the best young talented problem solvers in the area - so get in touch.”

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Notes to editors

For media enquiries please contact Tom Hawkins on 020 7314 4585 / tom.hawkins@wspgroup.com

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. Our 36,700 people, based in more than 500 offices, across 40 countries provide engineering and multidisciplinary services in a vast array of industry sectors, with a focus on technical excellence and client service.

In the UK, 7,100 people (including Mouchel Consulting) provide consultancy services to all aspects of the built and natural environment working across both the public and private sectors, with local and national governments, local authorities, developers, contractors and co-professionals. The combined business has been involved in many high profile UK projects including the Shard, Crossrail, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, the Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham, the re-development of London Bridge Station, Manchester Metrolink, M1 Smart Motorway, and the London Olympic & Paralympic Route Network.




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