We are pleased to announce that Weston Williamson + Partners has today joined Egis – one of the world’s leading consulting, engineering and operating companies.
Marking the next phase in our story, Egis’ investment in our practice’s talent and established global brand offers an exciting opportunity to combine our expertise and strengthen partnerships with clients and collaborators across the world.
Like us, Egis is a people-centred business with a strong record of delivery and collaboration, and shares our commitment to crafting elegant and socially, environmentally and economically sustainable places. It’s a great fit, and we believe that this deal will expand our practice’s design capability in infrastructure, masterplanning, city-shaping projects and beyond, opening up international opportunities in new markets and creating a powerful collective skillset to address the climate emergency.
With operations in 100+ countries worldwide, Egis is a leading player active in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility service sectors. The Group recently produced the Paris 2050 Carbon Neutral Plan and already works with some of the world’s leading architecture firms.
The partnership sees the purchase by Egis of a majority stake in Weston Williamson + Partners, with the practice’s name, brand and company leadership carried over under the Egis umbrella. For existing clients, our business and focus will remain unchanged, and all our collaborators will now be able to tap into the broader capabilities of the wider Egis Group.
The new Weston Williamson + Partners board will be led by founding partners Chris Williamson and Rob Naybour as Chair and CEO respectively, alongside Weston Williamson + Partners managing partner Phillip Breese and four senior Egis-employed board members.
Our Chairman, Chris Williamson, said:
“It is hugely exciting to secure the next phase of Weston Williamson + Partners’ development. Since our foundation in 1985 we have grown to be one of the UK’s leading architecture practices, with recognised expertise in city-shaping projects. I’m proud of our history, excited by the opportunities that the deal announced today with Egis will bring, and looking forward to achieving the next phase of our vision for the practice over the coming years.”
David Pringle, Director of Architecture Line at Egis, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Weston Williamson + Partners to Egis. The firm’s talent and award-winning credentials in the design of world class infrastructure projects present enormous synergies with Egis and its existing architectural line. Hong Kong based international architecture firm 10 Design was the first practice to join Egis’s architectural line in 2017 and continues to lead the design of large mixed-use projects worldwide. Together, we are able to offer a compelling design offer to clients across all aspects of transport and the built environment, all around the globe.”
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