Amey has acquired the rail consultancy of WYG Engineering.
The acquisition sees Amey secure almost 100 staff plus a portfolio of existing contracts from WYG, including a number of professional services frameworks for multi-disciplinary design services.
Amey, which already has a number of rail design services contracts, said the acquisition would enhance its civils and stations capability and increase its rail geographical footprint.
Amey’s rail consulting business has grown in headcount from 200 in 2006 to nearly 1,000.
Mel Ewell, chief executive of Amey, said: “This strategic acquisition shows that Amey is committed to achieving sustained growth across the business with a real emphasis on the rail market.
“We are pleased to welcome these additional experts from WYG, who bring strong partnerships with major rail customers as well as expertise and knowledge of the rail market. We look forward to integrating their capability into the business and further developing our rail offering.”