North West consultant GHA Livigunn has merged with Leeds-based consultant Birkett Stevens Colman Partnership (BSCP).
GHA Livigunn is a multi-disciplinary consultant while BSCP specialises in civil and structural engineering.
The two companies will have more then 100 on their payroll, and a turnover of more then £7M. Both brands will continue to operate independently.
Current BSCP directors Frank Parkinson and Glyn Jones will take this opportunity to retire from the company but will be retained as consultants to the business.
GHA Livigunn’s Managing Director, Mark Ingram, said: “This is a very exciting time for both companies and this merger will strengthen our position in all of the sectors we currently serve, particularly in water, education and food retail.
“Having created one of the country’s largest independent multi-disciplinary design consultancies we look forward to continuing our high levels of service to all our current and future clients for which both companies are well known.
“We are delighted too that retiring BSCP Directors Frank Parkinson and Glyn Jones are remaining as consultants to ensure the continuity of the business. We are also pleased to announce that Baxter Ireland and Julian Testo will continue as Directors of BSCP with Baxter agreeing to take on the role of Divisional Director responsible for the Leeds office,” he said.