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M&E firm Hurleypalmerflatt buys consultancy

Mechanical and electrical engineering firm Hurleypalmerflatt has bought consultancy Andrew Reid & Partners.

Hurleypalmerflatt declined to say how much it had paid for the company.

It intends to grow further and make more acquisitions.

The group said the acquisition will allow it to provide clients with access to engineers in design and commissioning management, and is a  step towards enabling clients to independently commission and design buildings.

Andrew Reid & Partners employs 30 staff, and has an annual turnover in excess of £4 million, according to a statement by Hurleypalmerflatt. Its recent projects have included 5 Broadgate for UBS, Sea Containers House for Deerbrook, and Riverbank House for Pace Investments.

Hurleypalmerflatt group chairman Paul Flatt will chair the board of Andrew Reid & Partners, which will also include Colin Smith, financial director of Andrew Reid & Partners, and new managing director Mike O’Mahony, who replaces David Lake who will continue as a consultant to Andrew Reid & Partners. An additional director will be appointed.

Andrew Reid & Partners will continue to operate as an independent consultancy working alongside Hurleypalmerflatt. It will retain its current name and will be a subsidiary of Hurleypalmerflatt Group.

Mr Flatt said: “Our investment in what is recognised as one of the leading commissioning management businesses is another step forward to allow our clients to independently commission and design buildings.”

Mr O’Mahony said: “As clients’ buildings continue to become more complicated and with the ever growing need to reduce energy whilst ensuring buildings perform, our combined offer will allow clients to access world class engineers in both design and commissioning management.”

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