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WS Atkins


WS Atkins is to sell its UK Highways Services business to Skanska for up to £18m, with the transfer of 1,200 staff.
28-Feb-2013


WS Atkins is to sell its UK Asset Management business to Sodexo for £5m.
06-Oct-2011


WS Atkins has acquired the oil and gas support services business of Poyry for £15m, with the transfer of 130 staff in Aberdeen, Norway and Australia.
06-Jun-2011


WS Atkins has acquired Technical Services Scotland, the Bellshill-based electrical and process engineering consultancy with 29 staff, from RWE Npower for £0.8m.
15-Mar-2011


WS Atkins has acquired Gimsing & Madsen, the Danish bridge building consultancy, for £2.8m.
09-Nov-2010


WS Atkins is to acquire PBSJ Corporation, the US planning, architecture, construction and programme management services firm, for £178m.
02-Aug-2010


WS Atkins has acquired MG Bennett & Associates, the Rotherham-based engineering design company with 30 staff, for £2.5m.
07-Oct-2008


WS Atkins has acquired Nedtech Engineering, the Dutch aerospace consultancy with annual turnover of £3.5m.
04-Dec-2007


WS Atkins has acquired Intelligent Space Partnership, the London-based transport and urban development consultancy with 18 staff.
07-Sep-2007


WS Atkins has acquired Advantage Business Group, the defence consultancy with 180 staff in Farnham, Bristol, Gainsborough and Aberdeen, for £19m.
20-Mar-2007


WS Atkins has acquired Boreas Consultants, the Aberdeen-based oil and gas services consultancy with 35 staff, for £3.8m.
10-Jan-2007


WS Atkins is looking to recruit an extra 5,000 staff to handle rising demand from China and to benefit from UK-based opportunities offered by the Olympics and higher transport spending.
06-Dec-2005


WS Atkins is to create 30 jobs at its engineering consultancy business on Teesside, taking the local workforce to 300.
22-Jun-2005


WS Atkins has sold its US architecture and engineering consultancy business to management for £11m.
11-Sep-2003


WS Atkins has sold its Lambert Smith Hampton commercial property operation in Northern Ireland to management for undisclosed terms, creating a new company called BTWShiells with 50 staff.
03-Jul-2003


WS Atkins is expected to receive proposals for a management buy-out at its Lambert Smith Hampton surveying advisory business, which has 33 offices and 1,200 staff.
13-Nov-2002


WS Atkins is to acquire Hanscomb, the US project management consultancy with 375 staff, for about £20m.
28-May-2002


WS Atkins, the support services consultancy, is to set up a new regional headquarters at the Thorpe business park in Leeds, and 350 staff will relocate from two existing sites in the city.
21-May-2002


WS Atkins is to create 50 new jobs at the Westlakes Science Park near Whitehaven, in order to help British Nuclear Fuels deal with nuclear waste.
09-May-2002


WS Atkins has revealed proposals for a £300m Light Rail Transport system in Leicestershire, which, if approved, could be ready by 2011.
22-Mar-2002


WS Atkins is to create dozens of jobs at its Faithful & Gould project management office at Thornaby on Teesside, having won a contract to help decommission the Dounreay nuclear plant.
14-Aug-2001


WS Atkins is to set up a central services facility at King's Court near Worcester, where up to 350 staff will provide group accounting services, IT, human resources, payroll and marketing.
28-Jun-2001


WS Atkins is to acquire ScanRail, the transport consultancy, from the Danish National Railway Agency for £6m.
04-Jun-2001


WS Atkins is forming an alliance with the Royal Bank of Scotland to set up Total Solutions for Industry, a one-stop shop offering design, construction, maintenance and finance packages to industry.
09-Jun-2000


WS Atkins has acquired Benham, the Oklahoma-based architectural company, for £32m, which will increase its US headcount from 60 to 800.
11-Dec-1999


WS Atkins has acquired Yeoman & Edwards, the quantity surveying practice, for £1.3m.
16-Nov-1999


WS Atkins has acquired Ventron Technology, the Stockport-based process engineer, for £2.3m.
08-Oct-1999


WS Atkins has acquired Richard Long Associates, the water industry consultancy.
15-Jul-1999


WS Atkins is to acquire Lambert Smith Hampton, the property consultant, for £50m, as part of a strategy to offer an integrated property service covering everything from land acquisition to demolition.
18-Jun-1999


WS Atkins has acquired Silk & Frazier, the quantity surveying practice, for £5.1m.
17-Mar-1998


WS Atkins is acquiring Faithful & Gould, the Cleveland quantity surveyors, for £21m.
23-Jan-1996