Top 150 consultants

Top 150 Consultants 2015

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2015 rank2014 rankFirmTotal UK chartered staff 2014Total UK chartered staff 2015Total UK staff 2014Total UK staff 2015Worldwide staff 2014Worldwide staff 2015Annual UK fees (£m): 2013/2014 financial yearAnnual UK fees (£m): 2014/2015 financial yearOffices: UKOffices: Worldwide
11Atkins*2,9883,8678,81110,20517,48918,46293090660163
23Aecom*2,2953,52740167,42344,98584,87632364453860
32Mott MacDonald*2,8473,0335,5365,93315,73416,43735239538192
4Arcadis*2,0102,6452,7003,70022,00028,00024136247350
5WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff*N/A1,7772,5225,150N/A31,000--36527
66Arup1,4581,5613,9864,51411,93112,94131234511492
75Capita1,4621,5574,2014,5054,2974,54729732943
87Mace1,3171,4083,0853,6374,4595,1601,0501,27710302
98Turner & Townsend*1,2821,3631,6421,8973,6604,1021741841390
109CBRE*1,1251,0991,9585,90052,000333-28411
1112Faithful & Gould6937009961,0072,3602,4131291352465
1213Waterman5495919951,1381,1081,27460721419
1314Ramboll UK*4985781,0541,27710,16012,300649924300
1416=Gardiner & Theobald443508631687855891829531114
1516=Gleeds*4434777299281,2931,58165751756
1615Deloitte Real Estate4824647797537797531441442424
1718Sweett3804394334931,5571,55245-2158
1819Foster + Partners3624131,2091,2361,2091,428150190220
1922Buro Happold Engineering3123748941,0071,5311,8506676724
2020BDP32736868980082196464451611
2121NPS3393561,0661,0801,0661,08080952727
22BNP Paribas Real Estate UK3393265035013,7003,800759110180
2323Hoare Lea30431869775470676655611114
2424Fairhurst*24924342443442443428311616
2529Ridge & Partners 1962263704343704362534910
2632WYG*198208972108512951415738422626
2730Pick Everard19319745347045347031331010
2865=Opus International Consultants (UK) 711814104743,0003,00016191286
2925TPS Consult178176296297242489
30Sheppard Robson126167287354287354162134
3126Grontmij15016566671166671154511212
32=43Allies and Morrison118145272312272312182433
32=36Hilson Moran141145203225215237171935
3446HurleyPalmerFlatt*1101351742081892282323611
3539=Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates124128114164660667447216
3647Cundall1081233774784035532127619
3737AHR*1401213523574574313327813
38=53Purcell8711322327223828913151618
38=45Stride Treglown9711326430443081418810
4051=Scott Brownrigg87106181208193232141848
41=49CPC Project Services911051241301241309.81366
41=109RPP*100105909590956.1744
4348Riley Consulting1001041992182032241519123
4460=Malcolm Hollis7410015122315423215221415
45=44PRP Architects11996275231293240201835
45=41=Broadway Malyan102963183325395682221616
47Stace9294163166163166141544
48=60=Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios7890154180154180111444
48=56EPR Architects7990132139132150101212
5057=Currie & Brown778817718865064417171027
5157=DBK64851041411041417.99.744
52=81=Hawkins\Brown Architects5683138184147184101523
52=65=TP Bennett* 71832192702192701619231
54=65=Hill International UK70821671994,4004,800293480
54=73=Aukett Swanke*63821782903826.116516
56=CampbellReith67811291411311437.49.356
56=71Watts Group 6881123126123126121388
5851=Ryden 8778143141143141131355
5969=Archial NORR75761531701,0081,0049.211820
6059Artelia76751501533,2143,35011.311384
61=88=HTA Design 53721471511471516.89.133
61=63=Calford Seaden 7372207227207227--66
63=DHP (UK) 3571455045503.6-11
63=54=Curtins Consulting777123628123628120221111
63=AKT II6171192227192227141622
63=69=Frankham Consultancy Group69712282372282371315.655
67=81=Pozzoni Architecture6368889188914.15.122
67=81=Schofield Lothian56681151301151309.71111
69=75=HCD Group626797107971075.66.499
69=65=HLM7167197216225249101368
7173=AA Projects 63661261151261159.38.777
7281=Pellings58651121171121179-44
7373=Pollard Thomas Edwards6263128137128137121211
7478=ADP60621001141101206.4778
7594=Kendall Kingscott50591071161071166.57.544
76DarntonB3 Architecture51561411561411577.99.21113
77=99=Potter Raper Partnership45541141381141388.31333
77=95Clancy Consulting49541541622042128.38.6912
79=RISE Management Consulting4651506353652.9523
79=Jestico + Whiles54511051071281225.75.812
81=118John Robertson Architects394963928103.75.311
81=78=3DReid55491251201401499.68.156
83=86=BAQUS5648968996896.1-910
83=85Thomasons5548106122007.4999
8599Leslie Clark Construction 534584808480--57
86104=Bailey Partnership4344828682864.5544
8794=Rolfe Judd404386841011106.56.513
88=112Ryder Architecture32421231311251358.11045
88=106Jackson Coles42425353535365.722
88=Hardies Property & Construction344270817081--1414
91101=P+HS Architects4441605660563.53.533
92Corstorphine + Wright3040556955792.83.567
93Nunelah38384848136142--14
94=80Doig and Smith3036577357734.44.844
94=113Assael Architecture31366666666666.411
96=107=Clarkebond (UK) 3835727372734.14.133
96=110=Holder Mathias Architects3635575257523.83.922
9891=Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson4734797679764.24.911
99119=Keegans2833606760673.14.222
10088=John Rowan and Partners3432919695100--35
101=102=Hulley & Kirkwood443114113814113810108
101=115=Ward Williams Associates273163717078--57
103=115=Interserve Consulting3029618361535.85.511
103=137=Hunters2029515951596.57.111
105144=WCEC Architects19281261391261395.27.344
106=137=Barker Associates2627354235422.62.911
106=123=ADAM Architecture2627787578755.45.622
108=Ellis and Moore Consulting Engineers2426242624261.51.511
108=90=The Harris Partnership54261081201081207.2944
108=Child Graddon Lewis2926524352432.5311
108=136=Thomson Gray2126253125311.51.933
108=137=McAndrew Martin*2026263826381.1111
113=134=Penoyre & Prasad2425384238422.93.911
113=Castons2525373837382.83.133
113=111=LSI Architects2325535653562.5322
116=National Design Consultancy35248558855811933
116=131=Barton Willmore232430133430133431361111
118=Alan Conisbee and Associates 2023729272924.65.733
118=131=Synergy Group2323798579855.55.633
118=Elementa Consulting122349572513202.94.8215
121=130Alan Baxter 25221161241161247.48.611
121=128=Stockwool2022646864684.34.511
123=146=Walsh172193113931137.51011
123=Oxford Architects2021343438--22
125=146=Martin Arnold2220627862783.6411
125=PCKO Architects282034243424--1
127=Procom-IM1019122212221.22.311
127=Allan & Hanel2019303030301.21.322
127=Jenkins & Potter181942524242--33
130=PEP Civil & Structures1718303230321.91.911
130=146=Househam Henderson17184849931082.73.225
130=Halliday Meecham1418283728371.8222
133=ECE Architecture1617495749573.33.922
133=Project and Building Consultancy1717191919191.41.511
133=Acanthus Architects LW1917282928291.92.211
136=149=Airey Miller Partnership 151636433643--44
136=Lee Evans Partnership 14162930293022.222
138=Dunwoody 1215283528351.61.93
138=134=Beadmans 1415131813181.61.911
138=134=ECD Architects 131536383638--22
138=Crofton Design1515424842482.93.233
142The Ratcliffe Groves Partnership15142933002.93.12
143=Paddock Johnson Partnership1313141414140.50.811
143=Leach Consultancy1413141415150.9144
143=UMC Architects913182618261.82.6226
143=Miller Bourne1413262926291.51.511
147=Engenuiti1012222522251.71.9411
147=Real PM91210121012--11
149=CTP1011293329332.52.911
149=Provelio 1111212921292.52.850
149=K2 Consultancy Group* 13111630163022.822
149=SDA Consulting131126252625--11
149=Westlakes Engineering1411333933392.42.733

Methodology and notes

Barbour ABI, provider of construction intelligence services and Building sister company, contacted more than 500 firms for this year’s Building Top Consultants’ Survey. They were sent a survey form asking for details on the number of chartered staff, non-chartered and technical staff, and domestic and worldwide fee incomes. Firms are ranked according to total UK chartered staff, and for QSs, architects, engineers and project manager by chartered staff in each respective discipline. Practices were also asked questions relating to: staff recruitment, wage patterns, margins, areas of work, and work expectations.

The survey relies upon firms completing and returning the annual survey form. For a variety of reasons firms sometimes decide not to take part. Only those firms that complete and return the survey form are included in the survey. Firms with any questions about the survey, or that wish to be included in the 2016 survey, should contact Barbour ABI
(www.barbour-abi.com or by email to info@barbour-abi.com).

Notes

  • Atkins figures reflect acquisition of Terramar AS and divestment of Atkins Poland and Atkins Portugal
  • Aecom figures reflect merger with URS in October 2014
  • Mott Macdonald figures reflect acquisition of JN Bentley, and include Franklin + Andrews Limited
  • Arcadis figures reflect acquisition of Hyder Consulting in October 2014 and incorporation of EC Harris, which was ranked 1 in the top surveyors table in 2014
  • WSP figures reflect the acquisition of Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Turner & Townsend figures reflect acquisition of Thinc Group Holdings Pty Limited
  • CBRE figures reflect acquisition of Johnson Controls, and 2015 numbers include 4,000 Norland staff in UK and 10 Norland offices
  • Ramboll figures reflect acquisition of Environ UK Ltd
  • Gleeds 2015 total staff figures include temporary and long-term freelance staff
  • WYG figures reflect acquisition of FMW Consultancy and Alliance Planning
  • HurleyPalmerFlatt figures reflect acquisition of 51% of Andrew Reid and Partners
  • AHR figures reflect July 2014 demerger from Aedas, with latest financials relating to first year as AHR
  • TP Bennett office figure includes 29 affiliate offices
  • Aukett Swanke figures reflect acquisition of 80% of John R Harris & Partners
  • McAndrew Martin figures reflect acquisition of Brunel Design Group and Veness Chartered Surveyors
  • K2 Consultancy figures reflect acquisition of Rider Hunt (London)
  • Fairhurst formerly W A Fairhurst & Partners
  • RPP trading as Rex Procter & Partners
  1. Un-audited
  2. Approx
  3. Forecast
  4. 18 months
  5. Including project offices