WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff, the combined global professional services consultancy, opened their first joint office in Bristol today, marking a major milestone for the merger in the UK.
The Bristol office will have around 260 staff, making it one of the largest professional services firm in the city. WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has offices throughout the UK and across the South West in: Exeter, Taunton, Tewkesbury, Truro and Swindon.
Mark Naysmith, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff UK COO and MD for property, transport and infrastructure, said:
“Both WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff have strong track records of contributing to this city and today is another great first for us in Bristol. Combining our teams is a clear demonstration of the combined strength of our business and our intent to integrate quickly. This is a complementary merger of minds and talent and there is huge potential for growth in Bristol and the South West for our services, working on local, national and international projects. Integration provides a great opportunity for our people to broaden and develop their careers.”
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has 32,000 people in around 500 offices across 39 countries, but Bristol becomes the first city where the two businesses will operate from the same office in the UK; at Kings Orchard in Bristol’s floating harbour..
Both teams have been engaged in making Bristol a better place to live and work for many years. Prior to the merger, the Parsons Brinckerhoff team conducted a study for Bristol City Council to develop Bristol’s largest district energy network and WSP has provided building engineering services to help preserve Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s SS Great Britain.