Consultants tracker

The Consultants tracker is intended to help trace a firm of civil and structural engineering consultants that have merged, been taken over, closed down or changed their name.

The list will never be complete but if you can supply the IStructE with any additional or corrected information we would be very grateful. Please contact Rob Thomas, Manager, Library and Information Services.

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Former practice Subsequently

A B Consulting

See Kenchington Ford

Acer Group

Hyder Consulting (1996)

Adams Kara Taylor

Acquired by White Young Green (2006), management buyout with Tyréns to form AKT II (2011)

Allott & Lomax

Babtie (2000), retained name for some time

Allott, C S & Son

Allott & Lomax, then Babtie (2000), then Jacobs Babtie (2004)

Andrews, Kent & Stone

Merged with Anthony Ward partnership to become AKS Ward (2005)

Andrews, Walter C

Andrews Associates

Anemos

RWDI Anemos (2004)

Applied Geology

Rust (a subsidiary of Rust International), then Rust Environmental, then Parsons Brinckerhoff

Aspen

Waterman Aspen

Atelier One

SMP Atelier One (1994, with Stephen Morley Partnership)

Babbé, Don Babbé McCathie Partnership (2014)

Babcock Water Engineering

Earth Tech Engineering (1998)

Babtie

Jacobs Babtie (2004), then Jacobs (2006)

Babtie Shaw & Morton

Babtie (qv), then Jacobs Babtie (2004), Jacobs (2006)

Baguley, Maurice & Partners

Hurley Palmer Flatt (c. 2004?)

Baker and Mott

Mott Macdonald

Baker and Shelford

 

Balfour

D Balfour, then Faber Maunsell

Barclay Dowds

merged with JMP Consultants (1989)

Barry & Brunel

see Wolfe Barry

Barry & Leslie

see Wolfe Barry

Barry, A J

see Wolfe Barry

Barry, A J, Cochrane

see Wolfe Barry

Bateman, J F

G H Hill (c1890)

Bay Associates

Acquired by Supporta plc (2006)

Beer, A E & Partners

Beers (1981)

Benaim

Acquired by Scott Wilson (2008)

Bertlin

Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick (late 1980s), initially as Scott Bertlin. Bertlin name disappeared c1995

Bettridge Turner

Acquired by Hyder (2006)

Bianco, J C

 

Billington, Roy Associates

Merged with T D Bingham (2005); T D Bingham merged with Nixon Davis to become Bingham Davis (2006)

Bingham Blades

Bingham Hall O'Hanlon (the Welsh offices, 1981), then Bingham Hall Partnership; Bingham Yates ( Edinburgh office (1978). Merged with BMMK Cotterell to form Bingham Cotterell (1988), acquired by Mott MacDonald (1998)

Bingham Cotterell

Acquired by Mott MacDonald (1998, former name retained for a while)

Bingham, T D

merged with Nickson Davis to become Bingham Davis (2006)

Binnie & Partners

Binnie Black & Veatch (1995), then Black & Veatch (2003)

Birkett Stevens Colman Partnership

Merged with GHA Livigunn (2009, both retain name)

Blair, J F

Crouch and Hogg (19th century)

Blyth & Blyth

[Management takeover (2004)]

BMMK Cotterell

Merged with Bingham Blades to form Bingham Cotterell (1988), acquired by Mott MacDonald (1998)

Bobrowski, Jan

NRM Bobrowski (2004). NRM Bobrowski acquired by Capita Symonds to become Capita Bobrowski (2008)

Bolsover, Roy

Dissolved 1999

Bowden Sillett

Train & Kemp (c. 2001)

Bradshaw, Buckton and Tongue

Waterman BBT (1989)

Brakenridge & Miller

MCMK, then ZMCK (1982)

Brand, Frederick

Brand Leonard (1994)

Brierley Lovell Partnership

Separated into Brierley & Co and AGL Consulting (1996)

Brimer & Martin

see Brimer, Andrews & Nachsen

Brimer, Andrews & Nachsen

Merged with Brimer & Martin and Maggs and Keeble to form Brimer, Martin, Maggs, Keeble and Partners (1962), BMMK & Partners merged with A P I Cotterell & Son to form BMMK Cotterell (1981), merged with Bingham Blades to form Bingham Cotterell (1988), acquired by Mott MacDonald (1998)

Brimer, Martin, Maggs, Keeble & Partners

BMMK & Partners, merged with A P I Cotterell & Son to form BMMK Cotterell (1981), merged with Bingham Blades to form Bingham Cotterell (1988), acquired by Mott MacDonald (1998)

Broad and Gloyens

Merged with CCP to form HAP (2001), then HAC (2006)

Brooke, Richard

Taken over by Mason Clark (2005)

Brown Crozier and Wyatt

Humphries and Brown. A Caton Crozier left partnership in 1980

Brown, Kenneth and Partners

KB2 Consulting Civil and Structural Engineers LLP (2008)

Buchanan Consulting Engineers

Capita (2005) but retains name

Buck, D V

Parkman Buck, then Parkman, then Mouchel Parkman

Building Performance Group

Acquired by BRE (2006)

Bullen

Faber Maunsell (2005)

Bunce, John W

incorporated into McKelvey Ellis (1986) (qv)

Burgess Associates

Dissolved 2004

Burks Green

Acquired by RPS Group, now RPS Burks Green (2006)

Burns, T F

see Posford Duvivier

Burrow, John

Burrow Crocker, then DHV Consulting (c. 1991-2), then Aspen Burrow Crocker, then Waterman Burrow Crocker

Bush Booth

Dissolved 2006

Bylander Waddell

Liquidation (1999), then Bylander 2000 Ltd (2000)

Cairns & Byles

WSP Group plc (1988)

Caldwell Consulting Engineers

Willis Caldwell Ltd (2004), then WCL St James

Cameron Holdsworth

Nickalls Roche McMahon (2003), then NRM Consultants

Cameron Taylor

Scott Wilson (2006)

Cameron Taylor Bedford

Cameron Taylor (2005), then Scott Wilson (2006)

Cameron Taylor Brady

Cameron Taylor (2005), then Scott Wilson (2006)

Cantor Seinuk

WSP Cantor Seinuk (2000)

Carl Bro

Grontmij (2007)

CCP

Merged with Broad and Gloyens to form HAP (2001), then HAC (2006)

Cetec

White Young Green (2005)

Chadwick & Associates

CASE Consultants (1996)

Chapman, Smart & Barker

Barker Chapman (1984)

Christie, S P

Christie & Partners

Civil Engineering Design Group, British Rail ( York )

CEDG York Ltd, (1995, within British Steel)

Civil Engineering Design, British Rail (Croydon)

Atkins ? (1995-6?)

Clarke, Nicholls, Marcel

Bristol office became Clarke Bond Partnership (1986), then Clarke Bond Group (1999). Clarke, Nicholls, Marcel continues to operate under that name

Cole, C W Associates Merged with Pearlstone Gilbey Partnership to form Pearlstone Gilby Cole Partnership which merged with A F Roessler & Associates to become PGC-Roessler Partnership. Purchased by PGCS Partnership (2008)

Colquhoun, Brian

Thorburn Colquhoun (c. 1993-4?, with Thorburn), URS (1999)

Conisbee, Alan and Associates

Conisbee (2007)

Coode Blizzard

Graham Group (1994), WSP Group plc (1997)

Cook White Partnership

Nickalls Roche McMahon (1998) then NRM Consultants

Cook, E J

Costain

Cooper Macdonald

Practice dissolved (1993)

Cowan and Linn

Blyth and Blyth (2006)

Crabtree Morrell

Beers (1981)

Craddy & Partner

Craddy Pitchers (1999), then Craddy Pitchers Davidson (2006)

Crocker, Trevor

Burrow Crocker, then DHV Consulting (c. 1991-2)

Crouch & Hogg

Crouch Hogg Waterman, then (1997) Halcrow Waterman (structures) and Halcrow + Crouch (civil engineering)

Cuthbertson, R H

Cuthbertson Maunsell (1999), part of Balfour Maunsell, then FaberMaunsell, now Aecom

Dames & Moore

URS

Davies, Richard Associates

Robert Benaim

De Leuw Chadwick

De Leuw Knight Piesold, now Pell Frishmann

Deakin Callard

merged with Jon Walton Associates to form Deakin Walton (1999). Scottish office of Deakin Callard sold to the incumbent partner and relaunched as Goodson Associates. Deakin Walton acquired by the Clarke Bond Group (2008) and relaunched as Clarke Bond (2010)

Design & Construction Unit, British Rail (Birmingham)

Owen Williams (1995)

Design Group Partnership

DGP International, purchased by Scott Wilson (2006)

DGP International

Purchased by Scott Wilson (2006)

DHV International

company still active worldwide but UK office in liquidation

Dixon Hurst

merged with Redgrove & Kemp to form Dixon Hurst Kemp (1997)

Dobbie

Babtie (1990)

Dobbie, C H

Dobbie & Partners (mid 1980s), then Babtie Dobbie (1987), then Babtie (1990)

Donkin

Kennedy and Donkin

Doran, Dr I G

Doran Consulting

Douglass, Lewis and Douglass

see Lewis Duvivier

Durley Hill

merged with Cameron Taylor Bedford to form Cameron Durley Consulting (1999)

Earley Campling Lee

White Young

Elliott & Brown

Acquired by Waldeck (2010)

Elms Rooke

Geoff Rooke now a director of the Terrell Group

Engineering Geology

Acer (1993), then Hyder (1996)

ERL

Merged with ERM (1987)

Evans Grant

Evans Grant Opus (2004), merged with Veryards Opus to form Opus International Consultants (2006)

Evans, Wallace

Bought by Welsh Water (1990), merged with Acer as Acer Wallace Evans (1993), then Hyder (1996)

Ewbank

merged with Preece Cardew & Rider to become Ewbank Preece (1983)

Ewbank Preece

Mott MacDonald (1994)

Faber, Oscar

Merged with AECOM Maunsell (2001) to become FaberMaunsell, then AECOM FaberMaunsell, now AECOM

Ferguson McIlveen

Scott Wilson (2006), retains name

Flint & Neill

Merged with COWI (2008)

Flynn & Rothwell

De Leuw Chadwick, De Leuw Knight Piesold, now Pell Frischmann

FMH Consulting

acquired by SLR (2008)

Fordham Johns

Cameron Taylor

Fox, Douglas

Freeman Fox

Freeman Fox

merged with John Taylor to form Acer Group (1987), then Hyder Consulting (1996)

Gathard Brooke

Bettridge Turner (2004)

Geotechnical Consultants

Wilkinson Assoiciates then part of Tony Gee & Partners (2003)

GHA Livigunn

Merged with Birkett Stevens Colman Partnership (2009, both retain name)

Gibb, Sir Alexander

Law Group (US), Jacobs Gibb (2001), Jacobs (2002), then Jacobs Babtie (2004)

Gifford

Purchased by Ramboll (2011)

Gower Associates

Babtie (1990s)

Graham Group

WSP Group plc (1997)

Graham, Frank

Graham Group

Gray & Hurst

B L Hurst left partnership in 1910 (see Hurst, B L). C W Gray in practice until 1922.

Green, Ernest

White Young Green (1997)

Gregory & Associates

BCSP (1997)

Grove Consultants

Tarmac Professional Services (TPS) (1995), then Carillion

Gunn & Colthart

merged with Leslie Plummer Associates (2005)

Haiste Group

Carl Bro (1988), subsequently Grontmij

Halcrow

Purchased by CH2M Hill (2011)

Hallam, Michael

Hallam, Alexander (1996), then Alexander Associates (2004)


Hannah, Reed

Peter Brett Associates (2014)


HAP


HAC (2006)

Harris & Sutherland

Babtie Harris & Sutherland (1997), then Babtie, Jacobs Babtie (2004), Jacobs (2006)

Harris, A J & J D

Harris and Sutherland (c1964) (qv)

Harris, E C

Acquired by Arcadis (2011)

Haswell, Charles

Haswell Consulting, then (2005) taken in-house by Severn Trent

Hawksley, T and C

Amalgamated with J D and D M Watson to form Watson Hawksley (1978), merged with James M. Montgomery to form Montgomery Watson (1990), merged with Harza Engineering Company to form Montgomery Watson Harza (2001), shortened to MWH (2003)

Hay Barry

Acer, then Hyder Consulting (1996)

Henderson, L N

L N Henderson, Morgan (1978)

Hill, G H

Closed down following 1984 Carsington Dam failure

HJT

WSP Group plc (1999)

Holman, Davis

Mander, Raikes and Marshall (1986), then MRM

Howard Humphreys

Brown & Root, Halliburton, Kellogg Brown & Root, now KBR

Hunt, Anthony

YRM Anthony Hunt, then Kendall, then SKM Anthony Hunts

Hunter and Dunn

 

Hurst, B L

B L Hurst & Peirce (1935), then Hurst Peirce & Malcolm (1947)

Husband

Mott MacDonald

Hutchinson, George Associates

Merged with Livingston Gunn to form GHA Livigunn

Hyder Acquired by Arcadis (2014)

Infrastructure Design Group, British Rail (Glasgow)

Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick (1995)

Ingram, L.V.

Closed down (2005)

Irendco

High-Point Rendel

Jacobs Babtie

Jacobs (2006)

James, Harold

Merged with T A Millard (2005)

James, R T (London office)

Owen Williams (1996), now Amey (2006)

James, R T (Newcastle upon Tyne office)

WSP Group plc (1995)

James-Carrington & Partners

Acquired by Kenchington Little (c1990), then WSP Group (1995)

Joynes Pike

Acquired by Opus International Consultants (2008)

Kanthack, F E

WLPU, then Knight Piesold (1990), then Pell Frischmann

Kara Taylor

Adams Kara Taylor (1997)

Kenchington Ford

WSP Group plc (1993)

Kenchington Little

Kenchington Ford (owned by A B Consulting), then WSP Group plc (1993)

Kennedy & Donkin

Rust (1994), then Parsons Brinckerhoff (1998)

Kirk McClure Morton

RPS Kirk McClure Morton (2004)

Kirkpatrick, J A

Carl Bro (1990)

KML Consulting

Carl Bro (1993)

Knight Morrish

Morrish and Partners (1999)

Knight Piesold

Pell Frischmann

Knowles. James R

Knowles, then acquired by Hill International (2006)

Leonard & Partners

Brand Leonard (1985?)

Lewis & Lewis

see Lewis and Duvivier

Lewis and Duvivier

A.W. Lewis was the last assistant of William Tregarthen Douglass, son of the lighthouse engineer Sir James Nicholas Douglass. When W.T. Douglass died his son Cuthbert became head of the firm in partnership with Lewis to become Douglass, Lewis & Douglass (1914). When Cuthbert was killed in WW1 the firm became Lewis & Lewis (1918), then Lewis & Duvivier (1942). It merged with Posford Pavry to form Posford Duvivier (1987), incorporated T F Burns and Partners (1992) and was acquired by Royal Haskoning (1994), becoming Posford Haskoning (2001) then Royal Haskoning (2005)

Livesey & Henderson

Binnie, now Black & Veatch (2003)

Lowe & Rodin Merged with Building Design Partnership (1970

Macdonald, F A

W A Fairhurst (1963)

MacDonald, Sir M[urdoch] & Partners

Mott MacDonald (1989, with Mott, Hay & Anderson)

Maggs & Keeble

see Brimer, Andrews & Nachsen

Mainline Railway Infrastructure Consultants, British Rail (Swindon)

Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick (1995)

Malachi Cullen

White Young Green (2007)

Mander Structural Design

Integral Structural Design (2005, with Pilotis)

Mander, G C

Mander, Raikes & Marshall (1973)

Mander, Raikes & Marshall

MRM, then Rust (a subsidiary of Rust International), then Rust Environmental, now Parsons Brinckerhoff

Marsh, John Associates

merged with Sinclair Johnston (1998)

Marshall, Alan

Frank Graham, then Graham Group, then WSP Group plc (1997)

Massie Reid Goodson Associates (2014)

Matthew Consultants

Walsh Group

Maunsell, G

Maunsell, acquired by Aecom (2000), became FaberMaunsell (2001)

Maunsell, G A

Founded by Guy Maunsell and John Posford (early 1940s), then Maunsell, Posford and Pavry (1949). Firm split to form Posford Pavry and Partners (1955), incorporated W H Radford & Son (1983), merged with Lewis and Duvivier to form Posford Duvivier (1987), incorporated T F Burns and Partners (1992), acquired by Royal Haskoning (1994), Posford Haskoning (2001), Royal Haskoning (2005)

McCathie Associates Babbé McCathie Partnership (2014)

MCD Consult

White Young Green (2001)

McDowells

Closed down (1996)

McEwan, Alan
Associates
AMA Consulting (2013)

McKelvey Ellis Partnership

Merged with Keith Pearson Associates to become Pearson Ellis Partnership (1991), then PEP Ltd (1994), then PEP Civil & Structures Ltd (1996)

McKelvey, K K

McKelvey Ellis (1971) (qv)

McMahon Associates

Nickalls Roche McMahon (1979) then NRM Consultants

Meik

Halcrow

Mentor, a Cooper Macdonald geotechnical subsidiary

Mentor

Merz & McLellan

Parsons Brinckerhoff (1994)

Metro Consulting

Mouchel (2001)

Mitchell, McFarlane

In liquidation. Hong Kong Office Mitchell, McFarlane, Brentnall & Partners taken over by WSP Group plc (2000)

Modus

Sinclair Knight Merz (Europe) Ltd (1999)

Montgomery Watson

Merged with Harza Engineering Company to form Montgomery Watson Harza (2001), shortened to MWH (2003)

Montgomery, James M

Merged with Watson Hawksley to form Montgomery Watson (1990), merged with Harza Engineering Company to form Montgomery Watson Harza (2001), shortened to MWH (2003)

Moorehead Clancy Associates

formed 1969, separated (1972) to form Brian Moorehead & Partners and Brian Clancy Partnership, then Clancy Consulting (2000). Brian Moorehead & Partners ceased trading 1992, the Manchester office becoming Consultants BMP, then Modus, then Sinclair Knight Merz (Europe) Ltd (1999), the London Office becoming BMP Consulting Engineers (dissolved 1993), then R & H Moorehead (1992), then Ramboll Moorehead (dissolved 2005)

Morley, Stephen Partnership

SMP Atelier One (1994, with Atelier One)

Morton, Brian A and Partners

The Morton Partnership (1992)

Mott & Hay

Mott, Hay and Anderson (1920)

Mott, Hay & Anderson

Mott MacDonald (1989, with Sir M[urdoch] MacDonald)

Mouchel, L G

Mouchel Parkman (2003), now Mouchel Group

MRM

see Mander, Raikes & Marshall

Mulholland & Doherty

Acquired by Faber Maunsell (2008)

Nachshen, Crofts & Leggatt

NCL Consulting Engineers, then Project Engineering Partnership, NCL Stewart Scott Ltd, then NCL St James Ltd (part of St James Consultants), then St James Lovell Partnership (closed down 2007). Information available from Pinfold Consulting.

Newsum, H and Sons

also known as HNS. Taken over by Dexion and relaunched as Newsum Timber Engineering (NTE)

Nickalls and Roche

acquired McMahon Associates (1979), Cook White Partnership (1998) and Cameron Holdsworth (2003) to become Nickalls Roche McMahon and then NRM Consultants. Merged with Jan Bobrowski to become NRM Bobrowski (2004). NRM Bobrowski acquired by Capita Symonds to become Capita Bobrowski (2008)

Nickson Davis

Merged with T D Bingham to become Bingham Davis (2006)

Nolan, John Associates

Acquired by Erinaceous Group (2006), now Nolan Associates

Norman & Dawbarn

Capita Norman + Dawbarn (2005)

Northcroft

Acquired by Capita Symonds (2012)

NRM Consultants

NRM Bobrowski (2004). NRM Bobrowski acquired by Capita Symonds to become Capita Bobrowski (2008). See Nickalls and Roche

Osprey

Osprey Mott MacDonald

Parkman

Mouchel Parkman (2003), now Mouchel Group

Parsons, Brown

now part of WSP Group

Parsons, Brown and Newton

now part of Mott MacDonald

Parsons Brinckerhoff Acquired by Balfour Beatty (2009), sold to WSP Group (2014)

Pattisson, John

Evans Grant Opus (2004)

   
Pearlstone Gilbey Partnership Merged with C W Cole Associates to form Pearlstone Gilby Cole Partnership which merged with A F Roessler & Associates to become PGC-Roessler Partnership. Purchased by PGCS Partnership (2008)
   
Pealstone Gilbey Cole Partnership Merged with A F Roessler & Associates to become PGC-Roessler Partnership. Purchased by PGCS Partnership (2008)

Pearson, Keith Associates

Merged with McKelvey Ellis & Partners to become Pearson Ellis Partnership (1991), then PEP Ltd (1994), then PEP Civil & Structures Ltd (1996)

Peel and Fowler

Scott Wilson (2002)

Pell, C J

Pell Frischmann

Pencol

Penspen Group

Pettit

Mott MacDonald Pettit (2006)

PGC-Roessler Partnership Purchased by PGCS Partnership (2008)

Pilotis

Integral Structural Design (2005, with Mander Structural Design)

Posford Duvivier

A.W. Lewis was the last assistant of William Tregarthen Douglass, son of the lighthouse engineer Sir James Nicholas Douglass. When W.T. Douglass died his son Cuthbert became head of the firm in partnership with Lewis to become Douglass, Lewis & Douglass (1914). When Cuthbert was killed in WW1 the firm became Lewis & Lewis (1918), then Lewis & Duvivier (1942). It merged with Posford Pavry to form Posford Duvivier (1987), incorporated T F Burns and Partners (1992) and was acquired by Royal Haskoning (1994), becoming Posford Haskoning (2001) then Royal Haskoning (2005)

Posford Pavry

Incorporated W H Radford & Son (1983), merged with Lewis and Duvivier to form Posford Duvivier (1987), incorporated T F Burns and Partners (1992), acquired by Royal Haskoning (1994), Posford Haskoning (2001), Royal Haskoning (2005)

Preece Cardew & Rider

merged with Ewbank to become Ewbank Preece (1983)

Property Services Agency / PSA Consult

TPS Consult, now part of Carillion

PSA Projects

TBV Consult under Tarmac Professional Services (TPS, 1992))

Radford, W H

Incorporated into Posford, Pavry and Partners (1983)

Redgrove & Kemp

merged with Dixon Hurst Partnership to form Dixon Hurst Kemp (1997)

Rendel Palmer & Tritton

High-Point Rendel (1995)

Rendel Palmer & Tritton (Scotland)

High-Point Rendel, then Cadogan Consulting (1997)

Roessler, A F & Associates Merged with Pearlstone Gilby Cole Partnership to become PGC-Roessler Partnership. Purchased by PGCS Partnership (2008)

Rofe Kennard & Lapworth

Arup

Roscoe, Edward Associates

Capita Roscoe (1999)

Ross Silcock

Babtie (2001)

Roughton & Fenton

Acer, then Hyder Consulting (1996) [not to be confused with Roughton Group]

Roxburgh Associates

Merged with Will Rudd Associates to form Will Rudd Roxburgh (2000)

RT-W

changed name to Structural & Civil Consultants (1998)

Rudd, Donald

WSP Group plc (1990)

Safier, Armand

Acer (1989), then Hyder (1996)

Sampson

acquired by W A Fairhurst (1997)

Saunders, William & Partners

William Saunders Partnership (c1990), then William Saunders Partnership LLP (2004). Also trades as WSP, not to be confused with WSP Group plc

Scott Wilson

URS/Scott Wilson (2010)

Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick

Scott Wilson

Severn, Kenneth

Halcrow Severn (1993)

Snow, Sir Frederick

Merged with Athens-based Associated Consulting Engineers (1991), acquired oil and gas consultants IMEG (2003)

Stevenson, Robert

R Stevenson & Son, then T & A Stevenson, then D Stevenson, then D A Stevenson (wound up c1960)

Stroyer & Adcock

Active 1913-1986

Sturrock, J C

Acquired by Hannah-Reed (2007)

Tanner, John A & Partners

Tanner Sadler Partnership (c1990), dissolved (1994), then Tanners (until 1999)

Taylor, John

merged with with Freeman Fox to form Acer Group (1987), then Hyder Consulting (1996)

Taylor, R G, Hodgkinson

Taylor, R G (1978)

TBV Consult - PSA Consult

Now part of Carillion

Thorburn

Thorburn Colquhoun (c1993-4, with Colquhoun), URS (1999)

Tietz, S B

Briefly in partnership as Cadogan Tietz (c1996-1999); still operates, also as Tietz Management Ltd (TML)

Tilney Simmons

White Young Green (1999)

Trant Brown and Humphreys

Howard Humphreys

Travers Morgan, R and Partners

Travers Morgan Ltd (late 1980s), then Symonds Travers Morgan (1995), then Capita Symonds (early 2000s)

Turner, Peter & Associates

John Pryke (2005)

Tweeds

Acquired by White Young Green (2006)

Underwood & Mander

Existed from 1949-1959, separated into E N Underwood & Partners (1959-1976) and G C Mander (1959-1973); D C Mander founded in 2000

Underwood, E N

1946-1949, then Underwood & Mander (1949-1959), then E N Underwood & Partners (ceased trading 1976)

URS To be acquired by AECOM (October 2014)

Veryards

Veryards Opus (2005), merged with Evans Grant Opus to form Opus International Consultants (2006)

Walker, Brian

Beers

Wallace Evans

Acer, then Hyder Consulting (1996)

Walton, Jon Associates

formed 1969, merged with Deakin Callard to become Deakin Walton (1999). Walton Garden & Partners formed (1980), the Scottish office of John Walton Associates, incorporated into Walton Garden Ltd (2003), owned by Goodson Associates

Ward (John) & Partners

Beers

Ward Ashcroft Parkman

Parkman, then Mouchel Parkman

Ward, Anthony

Merged with Andrews, Kent and Stone to become AKS Ward (2005)

Ward, R.D.

 

Warnock, J C

White Young Green Ireland (2006)

Warren and Partners

taken over by R.H. Cuthbertson, now Aecom

Waterman, H L

Waterman Partnership (1986), now Waterman Group

Waters, A H S and Partners

Acquired by Mott, Hay & Anderson (1985)

Watson Hawksley

Merged with James M. Montgomery to form Montgomery Watson (1990), merged with Harza Engineering Company to form Montgomery Watson Harza (2001), shortened to MWH (2003)

Watson, J D and D M

Amalgamated with T and C Hawksley to form Watson Hawksley (1978), merged with James M. Montgomery to form Montgomery Watson (1990), merged with Harza Engineering Company to form Montgomery Watson Harza (2001), shortened to MWH (2003)

Weiss, Charles & Partners

Charles Weiss Partnership (1986), then Ernest Green, then White Young Green (1997)

Whitby Bird

Ramboll WhitbyBird (2007), then Ramboll UK (2009)

White Young

White Young Green

White, Robert

see Wolfe Barry

White, Sir Bruce, Wolfe Barry

see Wolfe Barry

Wilkinson Associates

Became part of Tony Gee & Partners (2003)

Williams Sale Partnership

WSP Group plc (1993)

Williams, Owen

Acquired by Amey (2006), name no longer used (2008)

Williamson, James

Formed in 1947, dissolved and merged with Mott MacDonald (1989)

Willis & Partners

Willis Caldwell (2004), then WCL St James

Willis Caldwell

WCL St James

Willis, Septimus

Dissolved (c1980)

Wimpey

Interchange with Tarmac, became Carillion

WLPU

Knight Piesold (1990)

Wolfe Barry

John Wolfe Barry and Henry Brunel in practice as Barry and Brunel (1878). Sir George Barclay Bruce and Robert White set up as partners (1888). John Wolfe Barry’s nephew A.J. Barry and Bradford Leslie in partnership as Barry and Leslie (1901), becoming A.J. Barry and Partners (1906). Sir George Barclay Bruce dies and Robert White continues alone (1908) until Robert White takes his son Bruce White and Cyril Hitchcock into partnership as Robert White and Partners (1919). Robert White and Partners amalgamate with John Wolfe Barry and Partners to become Wolfe Barry, Robert White and Partners (1941). After A.J. Barry dies, J.A. Cochrane continues as the sole principal of A.J. Barry, Cochrane and Partners (1944). Following the war the above firms merge to become Sir Bruce White, Wolfe Barry and Partners until a merger with Acer Consultants to become Acer Sir Bruce White (1991), then Welsh Water (1993), then Hyder (1996)

Woods Warren

RPS Woods Warren (2003), then RPS Design (2005)

WSP

bought by Genivar (2012)

Yorkshire Water Engineering

Babcock Water Engineering (1991), then Earth Tech Engineering (1998)

Zinn, W V Associates

Bill Zinn retired in 1969 with the regional offices going their own ways - W V Zinn & Partners for Birmingham area projects (c1970), Manchester office became Deakin Callard (1969), Scottish office became Zinn Hunter, then Woolgar Hunter (c1971), remainder to Cooper Macdonald & Partners (dissolved c1993)

Zukas Magasiner Green

ZMG Consulting Engineers, Zukas Magasiner Green, Zukus Magasiner Green Lewin, Zukus Magasiner Coppen, Zukas and Magasiner and AS Magasiner were all transferred to Sir M MacDonald and Partners (1987), then Mott MacDonald (1989). ZMCK formed in 1982 by a merger of ZMG and MCMK Consulting Engineers.

Zukas, Simon

Zukas Magasiner Green, then ZMCK (1982)

 

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