Andy King

Sweco targets new hires after Manchester move

Engineering consultant Sweco will expand its team in Manchester after consolidating two offices to a new base on the fourth floor of Abbey House, on Booth Street in the city centre.

The group, which focusses on engineering, environment, and design consultancy, opened its first North West office on Ashley Road in Altrincham in 2008, and also had a base near Manchester Airport.

These have now been consolidated into one city centre office, and the company is now planning to expand its headcount from 42 staff to 65 over the next 18 months.

Recent hires at the company include Craig Wilson as building services director, who joined 12 months ago, while visualisation consultant Will Fox joined from The Environment Partnership in May last year.

The expansion follows a number of framework wins both in the North West and nationally, including a place on the Crown Commercial Services framework, and deals with United Utilities and Transport for Greater Manchester.

Andy King, director of energy and head of the Manchester office at Sweco UK said: “Infrastructure investment in the North West is currently at an all-time high and this will bring an abundance of opportunities across our service offering.

“We have strong experience of delivering multidisciplinary projects in the region and this strategicexpansion will now give us the capacity to build on this platform, both by increasing projects securedthrough frameworks and expanding our client base with new wins.”

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