URS Scott Wilson
URS/Scott Wilson has a long history in Basingstoke, since Scott Wilson moved its main UK office from London to Basing View in 1974. In 2008 the company moved its operations to the Midpoint (new Scott House) building adjacent to the Anvil to accommodate its growing team in the region. Basingstoke remains the registered office for the company and it employs approximately 400 people in the town.
Scott Wilson Group plc was acquired by URS Corporation in September 2010. With its headquarters in San Francisco, URS is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. The acquisition has brought new and exciting prospects for staff based in Basingstoke, as the combined strengths and geography of the business has increased its capability to follow major infrastructure projects across the globe. The office is now part of a global network across more than 40 countries and employing approximately 47,000 employees.
The office in Basingstoke comprises an impressive array of environmental specialists, geotechnical engineers, civil engineers, structural engineers, health & safety specialists, project management specialists and a transport department responsible for airports and ports as well as support services including marketing and HR. Its staff have worked on major projects all over the world in countries
including Mexico, Russia, Brazil, Angola and India. This is in addition to the projects it has successfully delivered in and around the Basingstoke area, including the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, the Ark Centre at Basingstoke Hospital and schools in Southampton.
Basingstoke has proved to be a very successful location for URS/Scott Wilson since it moved here from London in 1974 and the Company has expanded very considerably while Basingstoke has also developed significantly. Staff from URS/Scott Wilson have demonstrated their commitment to the area in many ways and Geoff French, Scott Wilson Chairman 2002-2010, is now the Interim Chair of the Enterprise M3 LEP.
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