Takeover of PH Warr takes staff numbers to over 530

Consultant Ridge & Partners has expanded further into the south of England with the acquisition of PH Warr.

Based in London, Southampton and Bournemouth, PH Warr provides property and construction surveying services. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, takes Ridge’s workforce to more than 530 people.

PH Warr has clients in a range of sectors, particularly in private commercial development and in major mixed use regeneration schemes working with affordable housing providers.

PH Warr provides project management, quantity surveying, monitoring surveying, building surveying and employer’s agent services.

Adrian O’Hickey, senior partner at Ridge, said: “PH Warr is a great fit for Ridge. They listen to their clients and deliver a high-quality service tailored to the individual needs in both the public and private sectors.” 

Ridge has also announced the appointment of two new partners to its expert witness team, Lucy Osborne in Manchester and Lee Reynolds in Birmingham.

Osborne is a civil and structural engineering expert witness, who joins from Capita, while Lee is a quantity surveying expert.

This acquisition follows growth at Ridge throughout 2015 and 2016, consolidating their position at number 26 in Building’s ‘Top 150’ ranking of consultants.

The firm has made a string of bolt-on acquisitions in recent years, including the takeover last Autumn of one of the North-west’s leading project managers, 29-strong CRE8 Management, for an undisclosed sum.