DeSimone acquires UK structural engineering firm DP Squared

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August 7, 2023

"DP Squared has joined Desimone." Image depicting the DP Squared and DeSimone logos.

Leading full-service engineering firm, DeSimone Consulting Engineering, with offices worldwide, has announced the acquisition of structural engineering firm, DP Squared Ltd. The acquisition builds upon the company’s United Kingdom headquarters in central London.

Stephen DeSimone, Chairman and CEO of DeSimone Consulting Engineering, shared, “As DeSimone continues to grow internationally, we are thrilled to bring on Darren, Deborah, and the entire DP Squared team. Their extensive experience in structural design, impressive work across major projects, and client-centered approach will enrich DeSimone’s capabilities throughout the UK/European region.”

Based in Hebden Bridge, England, DP Squared launched in 2004 and has maintained a strong presence in the North of England. The firm brings with them a wealth of experience in Manchester and has designed five out of six of Manchester’s tallest buildings. Their portfolio includes the 66-story Deansgate Square tower, the tallest building in the UK outside of London. Additionally, DP Squared has worked on more than 800 projects, ranging from refurbishing listed buildings that regenerate local communities to transformative infrastructure projects and tall buildings that diversify city centers.

Darren and Deborah Paine, directors at DP Squared, commented, “DP Squared is a family that we have nurtured through its teenage years, and now it is time for it to fly and grow. By joining DeSimone, we will leverage our new partners’ global knowledge and resources to better deliver for the company’s clients worldwide.”

With the acquisition, DP Squared will operate as DeSimone Consulting Engineering UK from its current office Hebden Bridge while Darren and Deborah will join the senior management team at DeSimone in the UK. DP Squared’s local experience and client portfolio, when teamed with DeSimone’s global capabilities and resources, will position DeSimone to take full advantage of the growth currently taking place in the North of England.

DeSimone Consulting Engineering is one of the world’s pioneering specialists in the construction industry providing superlative expertise in several areas, including structural engineering, façade consulting, integrated design and detailing, and construction consulting services. With over 13,000 projects in 60 countries, DeSimone’s recent projects include the Wasl Tower in Dubai, the famed residential tower One Thousand Museum alongside Zaha Hadid Architects, the Grove at Grand Bay twisting towers with Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), and the Statue of Liberty Museum in the US.


About DeSimone Consulting Engineering

Founded in New York City in 1969, DeSimone Consulting Engineering provides leading structural engineering, façade consulting, integrated design and detailing, and construction consulting services for all types of buildings. Known for the highest quality of service, the firm provides each client with personal, dedicated, and inspiring engineering solutions. The firm is organized to support clients around the globe with offices in the United Kingdom, United States, South America, Canada, the Middle East, and Asia.

About DP Squared

DP Squared is a design focused structural engineering practice that brings together extensive national and international experience to deliver projects from small bespoke sculptures and historic buildings to large multi-storey projects. DP Squared delivers projects all over the world from its base in the South Pennine Town of Hebden Bridge in the United Kingdom.

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