Engineering and environmental consultancy Hilson Moran has become independent after a management buyout backed by a private equity firm
The move sees ownership return to Hilson Moran directors ten years after Paris-based Altran Technologies acquired the consultancy.
Hilson Moran saw its turnover grow by 20 per cent last year and employs around 200 staff.
The company is working on Rafael Vinoly’s 20 Fenchurch Street Walkie Talkie skyscraper in London and KPF’s Pinnacle skyscraper also nearby. Other schemes include the Olympic Athletes Village and the new headquarters of Abu Dhabi’s Islamic Bank.
Plummer said: ‘Hilson Moran is a 35-year old business with a strong identity and successful track record. Renewed independence gives us the agility and autonomy to respond quickly to a changing market and clients’ evolving needs.
‘We are focused on continuing to provide long-term support to clients in the UK and internationally, in our core markets of offices, retail, leisure, hotels, residential and data centres. In addition to building design, growth is also being achieved in the areas of masterplanning and infrastructure design.’
Plummer said the company is in a strong position despite the difficult market conditions.