Engineering, environment and design consultancy Sweco is set to expand its operations in the Midlands to support a strong new business pipeline.
The Solihull-based operation, which currently employs 35 people, has relocated to larger premises in the town’s Business Improvement District and plans to increase its headcount to 55 in the next 12 months.
The expansion follows the business securing a number of new road infrastructure contracts through its appointment to the Highways England Collaborative Delivery Framework (CDF).
The new office will be the base for delivering a range of design and engineering services, for a number of highway schemes in the South of England, including the A47 and A303, and the smart motorway projects on the M3 and M27.
Patrick Harrington, operations director for transportation at Sweco, said: “We’ve experienced strong growth over the past two years and now is the time to expand our operations in Solihull as the work on these new projects ramps up.
“The government’s commitment to boost infrastructure spending offers significant opportunities for the business.
“We look forward to capitalising on this moving forward and build our offering to include full multidisciplinary services across transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment.”
Sweco consults on major projects nationwide via its network of 15 regional offices, with recent work including the Queensferry Crossing and the Bloomberg headquarters in London, the world’s most sustainable building.
Sweco plans and designs the communities and cities of the future, producing sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure, and access to electricity and clean water.
With 14,500 employees in Europe, the firm carries out projects in 70 countries each year around the globe.
Listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweco is one of Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancies, with sales of approximately £1.6bn.
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