Patrick Parsons continues expansion with acquisition of Manchester firm BCM

As part of its continued expansion across the UK, multi-disciplinary consulting engineering firm Patrick Parsons has purchased Manchester-based building design company BCM.

With offices in London, Glasgow, Huddersfield, Chester, Birmingham, Guildford, Sydney and Dubai, the Newcastle-headquartered firm has now increased its traction in the North West.

Established in 2002, BCM specialises in sustainability and low cost, low carbon building solutions. The firm has built up a strong client portfolio in both the public and private sectors and has been awarded Consultancy of the Year for the last three years running at The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Building Performance Awards.

Peter Stienlet, managing director of Patrick Parsons, said: “We’re delighted to welcome BCM to the Parsons Group. The award-winning firm are leaders in electrical and mechanical design, with an established reputation through their work on many high-profile projects.

“The move will allow us to not only extend our reach in the North West but also strengthen the building services design service that we provide to our clients across the country.”

Brian Morris, managing director and founder of BCM, commented: “After 15 successful years I am delighted to announce this fantastic opportunity for BCM.

“United by a common business culture, our alliance with Patrick Parsons will enhance our offer and enable future growth and performance, extending our coverage nationally and internationally.”

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