Construction giant enhances NW presence with Liverpool takeover

Princes Dock, Liverpool Waters

Construction consultant Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) UK has taken over Liverpool-based quantity surveyor Todd & Ledson, for an undisclosed sum.

As part of the deal RLB staff in Liverpool will move into Todd & Ledson’s offices in Princes Dock next month.

They will trade as RLB |Todd & Ledson for a one-year transition period, until May 2020.

Todd & Ledson was founded more than 60 years ago. Its 25-strong staff, led by partners Phil Waring, Stuart Wands and Chris Balshaw, has a particularly strong track record in healthcare and education.

Russell Bolton, RLB managing partner for the region, said: “This is a company that shares the same business values, culture and professional standards as us at RLB.

“The RLB | Todd & Ledson venture in Liverpool creates a destination consultancy for those looking for innovative solutions within the built environment by offering them the full portfolio of professional services as well as a wealth of expertise and experience.”

Todd & Ledson partner Stuart Wands added: “The integration of our two organisations made perfect sense as it expands the services we offer locally, but also broadens the opportunities for us to offer our services to clients on a regional and national basis.”

RLB has a strong presence across the North West with offices in Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Cumbria and Warrington.

Worldwide, RLB has more than 3,600 staff operating from more than 120 offices.