Engineering consultant moves into new Glasgow base

Pete Dunbar, left, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff's Glasgow director with UK chief operating officer Mark Naysmith. Picture: Chris James

Pete Dunbar, left, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff's Glasgow director with UK chief operating officer Mark Naysmith. Picture: Chris James

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More than 110 employees from WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, the recently merged professional services and engineering consultancy, have moved into their first joint office in Glasgow.

The move to 110 Queen Street comes as the firm seeks to grow its workforce in the city to about 150 people over the next five years.

The combined business was formed following last year’s £820 million sale of US professional services firm Parsons Brinckerhoff by infrastructure group Balfour Beatty to WSP Global.

Glasgow Director Pete Dunbar said: “Since the two firms merged, we now have a combined staff of 34,500 people in around 500 offices across 39 countries but Glasgow becomes the first Scottish city where the two businesses operate from the same office.

“We have already seen a significant increase in the volume of work we are getting in, particularly in the central belt of Scotland, which contrasts what is happening nationally with many Scottish engineering companies struggling to secure work.”

WSP’s office was previously based at Foley House, Centurion Business Park and Parsons Brinckerhoff’s was at The Athenaeum on Nelson Mandela Place.

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