Full-service engineering firm DeSimone Consulting Engineering, with offices worldwide and which has completed dozens of projects in New Jersey — has acquired DP Squared Ltd., a U.K. company, expanding its global footprint. The acquisition builds upon the company’s U.K. headquarters in central London.
DeSimone Consulting Engineering is one of the world’s pioneering specialists in the construction industry, providing expertise in several areas, including structural engineering, façade consulting, integrated design and detailing, and construction consulting services. With over 13,000 projects in 60 countries, DeSimone’s completed projects include the Wasl Tower in Dubai, the famed residential tower One Thousand Museum alongside Zaha Hadid Architects, the Grove at Grand Bay twisting towers with Bjarke Ingels Group and the Statue of Liberty Museum in the U.S.
Based in Hebden Bridge, England, DP Squared launched in 2004 and has maintained a strong presence in the North of England. The firm’s portfolio includes the 66-story Deansgate Square tower, the tallest building in the U.K. outside of London. Additionally, DP Squared has worked on more than 800 projects, ranging from refurbishing listed buildings that regenerate local communities to transformative infrastructure projects and tall buildings that diversify city centers.
Darren and Deborah Paine, directors at DP Squared, commented: “DP Squared is a family that we have nurtured through its teenage years, and now it is time for it to fly and grow. By joining DeSimone, we will leverage our new partners’ global knowledge and resources to better deliver for the company’s clients worldwide.”
With the acquisition, DP Squared will operate as DeSimone Consulting Engineering U.K. from its current office in Hebden Bridge, while the Paines will join the senior management team at DeSimone in the U.K. DP Squared’s local experience and client portfolio, when teamed with DeSimone’s global capabilities and resources, will position DeSimone to take full advantage of the growth currently taking place in the North of England.
Stephen DeSimone, chairman and CEO of DeSimone Consulting Engineering, shared: “As DeSimone continues to grow internationally, we are thrilled to bring on Darren, Deborah and the entire DP Squared team. Their extensive experience in structural design, impressive work across major projects, and client-centered approach will enrich DeSimone’s capabilities throughout the U.K./European region.”