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Stantec announces intention to acquire Barton Willmore

Written by: Laura Edgar
Published on: 10 Mar 2022

Town planning / iStock [square]Engineering and design firm Stantec has announced its intention to acquire planning consultancy Barton Willmore. 

The financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

Barton Willmore was founded in 1936. It has more than 300 town planners, masterplanners, urban and landscape designers, architects, and environmental planners employed across the country. Headquartered in Reading, the consultancy has has offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Kings Hill, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton.

Cath Schefer, Stantec’s chief operating officer, global, said: “Barton Willmore and Stantec share a passion and commitment to delivering sustainable, dynamic projects that improve communities. 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 planning and design capabilities greatly enhance our ability to drive innovative solutions for clients across the globe.”

Iain Painting, senior partner at Barton Willmore, commented: “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.

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