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WSP growing in Australia

December 5, 2018

The acquisition of Irwinconsult, a 210-employee Australian engineering company increases WSP's presence in the property and buildings sector.

WSP Global Inc. has acquired Irwinconsult, a 210-employee Australian engineering company specializing in property and buildings. Founded in 1953, Irwinconsult’s services range from civil, structural and building services engineering through facade, traffic, transport & parking, waste management and building certification.

The Irwinconsult acquisition, aligned with WSP’s 2015-2018 Strategic Plan, will bolster the firm’s presence in Australia by increasing its expertise in property and buildings.


Guy Templeton, president/CEO WSP Australia, New Zealand

“The addition of Irwinconsult to the WSP team strengthens our specialist capability in engineering the most complex and iconic buildings, and delivers a clear leadership position in Victoria while also strengthening other markets,” noted Guy Templeton, president/CEO of WSP in Australia and New Zealand.

Phil Gardiner, Irwinconsult’s managing director commented, “Becoming a member of WSP is great news for Irwinconsult and we look forward to strengthening our service offerings in property and buildings, while continuing to provide the highest levels of service to our clients. Being associated with a team whose operating model and culture are aligned with our own will provide significant opportunities for both clients and employees.”



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