Gleeds has announced plans to set up offices in India this year.

Richard Steer, senior partner, said: “India has fantastic potential. We will focus our operations in Bangalore with additional offices in Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi in the next few months.”

He also said he wanted to expand “as quickly as possible” in the US. The company will grow its base in Atlanta to secure more commercial work.

Meanwhile, consultant engineer Hilson Moran is in talks to buy a French M&E firm. Chris Plummer, its director, said he was following clients’ requests to cover more work in France.

He said: “We’re doing big commercial and residential work in France, and are exporting our sustainability services.”