Intelligent Space Partnership


Intelligent Space joins the Atkins Group


05 September 2007

Atkins today announces the acquisition of Intelligent Space Partnership Limited (Intelligent Space), an independent specialist consultancy providing pedestrian movement advice and analysis to the transport, healthcare and urban development sectors.

The acquisition will broaden Atkins service offering in transport planning, urban planning and design, masterplanning, and the design of transport interchanges, airports, major events planning and complex buildings.

The directors of Intelligent Space, Dr Jake Desyllas and Elspeth Duxbury, who will lead on pedestrian movement for Atkins, will work as part of Atkinsí Transport Planning Management team.

Commenting on the acquisition Jake and Elspeth said: "The acquisition represents the next exciting step in the development of our market leading pedestrian consultancy and, with Atkins' market penetration and investment backing, it offers the chance to considerably expand the scale of services provided worldwide."

Dr Andy Southern, Managing Director of Atkinsí Transport Planning team, adds: "We are delighted to have Intelligent Space join Atkins. This provides a fantastic opportunity for us to further enhance our multi-disciplinary, high value services in transport, urban design property and other sectors. Ensuring efficient use of space and developing high quality environments for pedestrians in our urban environments and buildings is at the heart of much of what we do and high on our clients agendas. We are confident that this will enhance our competitive edge."

Left to Right: Dr Andy Southern (Managing Director, Atkins Transport Planning), Dr Jake Desyllas (Intelligent Space), Nick Williams (Commercial Director, Atkins), Elspeth Duxbury (Intelligent Space) and John Taylor (Director, Atkins).