Design and consultancy firm Arcadis has acquired the Birmingham based independent planning practice Brooke Smith Planning.
Led by former global president of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Louise Brooke-Smith, the practice was established more than two decades ago in 1994.
The expanded team will operate across the breadth of Arcadis’ markets, working to guide clients in assessing national policy, local plan making and the planning and development management process.
Louise Brooke-Smith commented: "The devolution agenda has only increased the need for the very best when it comes to planning and development advice. Joining Arcadis at this key time means we are able to offer the very best."