Newly merged engineering company takes space at Cardiff’s Capital Quarter

WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff says huge potential for growth in the region

22 September 2015

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Newly formed professional services and engineering consultancy WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff is moving 150 staff to a floor at the Welsh Government's No 1 Capital Quarter building in the centre of Cardiff.

The business has a strong track record in delivering major projects across Wales, including the new Watt Power Station in Hirwaun, Aberdare, the A487 Caernarfon and Bontnewydd Bypass, the Swansea Regeneration Framework and the Eastern Bay Link Road in Cardiff. It is currently delivering professional and engineering consultancy services for a range of private and public sector clients including the Welsh Government and local authorities acrosss Wales. The firm plans to grow its Cardiff team by 15% and employs around 31,000 worldwide.

Kim Jenkins, director at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff in Cardiff said, “The combination of our public and private sector expertise means that we are now working on a wide range of projects for a variety of clients. It's a great time to be working in Wales and this merger will bring a huge potential for growth in the region, not only in terms of new projects but also recruitment as we are looking to grow our Welsh team significantly.”

WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff was represented in the deal by Ben Bolton, Director of Business Space at Cooke & Arwright. He commented, “This is prime, centrally located grade A office space, with excellent public transport links and right at the heart of the Cardiff Central Enterprise Zone. We are delighted to have been able to secure a deal with Welsh Government on behalf of WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff for a much sought-after location.”

Other tenants include Alert Logic, Finance Wales and Network Rail.

I have worked with Jeremy Symons over the past three years successfully leasing and buying property in support of my business. I continue to be very pleased with his knowledge of the market and expertise. Our relationship over this time has resulted in acquiring 20,000 sq ft at Capital Business Park in Cardiff, leasing 11,000 sq ft at Southpoint, and subsequently leasing an initial 42,000 sq ft at Parc Bedwas, followed by a succession of expansions of a further 11,000 and then 47,000 sq ft, enabling us to centralise all of our operations at Parc Bedwas in a single 100,000 sq ft facility. The acquisitions were completed at the perfect time for tenant purposes and the rent fixed throughout the term at very economical rates. A job well done.

Bob James, Aerfin