WSP | Indigo to trade as WSP from next week as merger completes

Planning consultancy WSP | Indigo is to formally drop the 'Indigo' element from its name next week, following the completion of a merger between the two firms.

Leeds: city is home to WSP office (pic: Mark Stevenson via Flickr)
Leeds: city is home to WSP office (pic: Mark Stevenson via Flickr)

In March last year, multi-disciplinary consultancy WSP announced plans to acquire Indigo Planning as part of a "drive to become the top planning consultancy in the UK".

In the wake of the merger, the two firms worked under the WSP | Indigo name, but from 4 May the combined planning consultancy team will trade under the WSP name.

The merger has seen 105 chartered town planners from both firms integrated into co-located offices in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds.

A statement from the firm said that the integration has now been completed and "has seen the creation of a combined 'Planning Consultancy' team, where Indigo's industry-leading town planning team have combined with WSP's infrastructure planning specialists alongside the expert Environmental Asset Management (EAM) team".

Phil Villars, head of planning consultancy and EAM at WSP, said: "The creation of Planning Consultancy combines Indigo and WSP's expertise into one specialist offer for clients, enabling WSP to provide market-leading consulting services on some of the UK's most significant developments and projects."

WSP | Indigo was ranked as the fourth-largest consultancy in terms of chartered town planners in the 2019 Planning Consultancy Survey, and the sixth-largest for planning fee-earners.

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