6 April 2021

Engineering, environment, design and regulatory consultancy Sweco UK has completed the integration of MLM Group into the business to expand the services and expertise it provides to the UK and Ireland market.

Sweco acquired the firm - one of the UK’s largest, privately-owned engineering, environmental and building control consultancies - in 2019. The integration now brings MLM Group under the Sweco brand.

The move combines MLM Group’s specialist expertise in structural engineering, rail and compliance with Sweco’s skills in transportation, environment, energy and building design.

The business, which employs 204 people at its headquarters in Leeds, has also expanded its offering with two new service lines.

The new Advisory and Planning division will support clients in tackling the challenges of sustainability, climate change, urbanisation and digitalisation, by providing specialist advisory services and scheme planning support early in the project lifecycle.

The Building Standards division will provide clients with regulatory services in the areas of building regulation, CDM and quality assurance, and will operate as one of the largest approved inspectors in the UK.

Max Joy, President of Sweco UK said: “The integration of MLM Group marks a major step on our journey to becoming the consultancy of choice in the UK and Ireland and represents a major milestone in our strategy to better support our clients in transforming society.

“We believe that real and meaningful change happens by collaborating with our clients to create the solutions that can deliver the sustainable cities and communities of the future. The combined business strengthens our expertise, enlarges our UK footprint and creates a compelling proposition for the markets in which we work.”

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Sweco has consulted on a wide range of landmark projects since entering the UK market in 2015, which include the modernisation of research sites for the British Antarctic Survey, our work on the N/M20 Cork to Limerick Road Improvement Scheme and our involvement in the 103-turbine, Viking wind farm in Shetland, which when complete, will be the UK’s largest onshore wind farm in terms of annual electricity output, playing a crucial role in contributing towards the UK and Scotland’s net zero targets. 

Sweco currently employs 1,245 people and consults on projects across the UK and Ireland via its network of 21 regional offices.


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Sweco plans and designs the sustainable communities and cities of the future. Together with our clients and the collective knowledge of our 17,500 architects, engineers and other specialists, we co-create solutions to address urbanisation, capture the power of digitalisation, and make our societies more sustainable. Sweco is Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancy, with sales of approximately SEK 20.6 billion (EUR 1.9 billion). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. www.swecogroup.com.