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Sweco opens Teesside office

27 Jun 17 Swedish consulting engineer Sweco continues its UK expansion with a new office in Stockton-on-Tees.

Left to right are technical director Stuart Wilson, principal engineer Barrie Wake, senior engineer Shimoo Choudhury and principal engineer Ben Sickling
Left to right are technical director Stuart Wilson, principal engineer Barrie Wake, senior engineer Shimoo Choudhury and principal engineer Ben Sickling

Sweco launched in the UK last April following its acquisition of Dutch consulting engineer Grontmij. Since then the firm has secured work on the upgrade of the A96 in Scotland and research stations for the British Antarctic Survey.

The new Teesside office is in the Durham Tees Valley Business Centre and becomes the company’s 12th UK office. The first staff are four transportation specialists with experience in intelligent transport systems and smart motorway schemes. They are working on various Highways England projects, including the implementation of a stretch of smart motorway between junctions 9 and 14 of the M3 in Hampshire.

In the northeast, Sweco is working on the A1 Leeming to Barton upgrade and the A1 Scotswood to North Brunton project.

Sweco UK managing director Max Joy said: “We have experienced consistent, positive revenue growth since we launched and our consultancy work in the northeast has made a significant contribution to that success.

“We chose to open in Stockton to give us a greater footprint in the region, in addition to our established Gateshead office, and as part of our strategic growth plans across the UK. It provides us with the platform to generate further sustainable growth and gives our clients enhanced access to our services and specialisms.”

Sweco has global sales of £1.4bn a year and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. In the UK, Sweco employs 800 people and in addition to Gateshead and Stockton has offices in Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Maidenhead, Manchester, Peterborough and Solihull.

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