AMEC buys green team

Engineering and project management company AMEC has acquired Young Associates to boost its environmental expertise.

Young Associates has 18 staff operating from offices in Chester and Edinburgh and experience in ecological assessment, habitat creation and managing large-scale environmental impact assessments (EIAs).

AMEC said the takeover reflects the growing market for ecology and EIA work. Earth and environmental business executive vice-president Jim Beechinor explained: "The environmental services market provides a growth opportunity. Offices in the north will provide high-quality specialist services across the UK."

Young Associates managing director Lyn Young said the merger would open up opportunities for the firm's environmental specialists.

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