Engineering and design firm Stantec has announced its intent to acquire UK-based planning and design consultancy firm Barton Willmore.

The transaction is anticipated to close next month.

The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Established in 1936, Barton Willmore supports many transformational projects in the UK’s residential, logistics, retail, infrastructure, energy, higher education, and urban regeneration sectors.

It offers services to clients in public and private sectors.

Stantec chief operator officer for global Cath Schefer said, “Barton Willmore and Stantec share a passion and commitment to delivering sustainable, dynamic projects that improve communities.

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“It’s incredibly exciting to welcome Barton Willmore to our growing global team as we look to strengthen our project delivery expertise across several sectors. Barton Willmore’s master planning and urban design capabilities greatly enhance our ability to drive innovative solutions for clients across the globe.”

This announcement represents the most recent in a host of regional acquisition investments by Stantec in the UK, including that of Peter Brett Associates and ESI Consulting.

The acquisition will boost Stantec’s regional presence. It will also have more than 2,500 team members across the UK.

Barton Willmore senior partner Iain Painting said ,“Both Stantec and Barton Willmore are passionate about drawing on our shared expertise to deliver sustainable and lasting projects that improve communities around the world. By combining our respective technical and creative capabilities, plus our extensive collective strategic understanding, we believe we can deliver a real step-change to the UK market.”


Image: The deal is anticipated to close next month. Credit: Gerd Altmann from Pixabay