IBI Group unites UK brands
DateSeptember 3, 2014
LONDON – IBI Group has announced it is consolidating its brands in the UK. As of September 2014, IBI Nightingale and IBI Taylor Young will be known as IBI Group.
The introduction of a single identity reinforces the ongoing commitment to deliver greater value by offering clients a wider, fully integrated range of services.
IBI Group, a global architecture, planning, engineering, and technology firm, first launched its UK transport and systems business in 1996. As part of its diversification strategy it acquired architects Nightingale in 2010 and multidisciplinary practice Taylor Young in 2012.
“The rebrand is a natural and important evolution,” said Stephen Gleave, IBI Principal. “Being known by one name has many operational benefits. For clients it helps to simplify our business and for staff it creates a feeling of unity.”
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, IBI Group has launched a global rebranding initiative, “Defining the Cities of Tomorrow”. Drawing on the initials IBI, this has led to the re-organisation of its expertise into three areas: Intelligence, Buildings and Infrastructure.
Graeme Scott, IBI Group Director said: “Our united identity will motivate staff to share skills and knowledge ensuring that we provide more intelligent, smarter and innovative solutions.”
In the UK, IBI Group has an impressive portfolio across sectors: regeneration, healthcare, education, science, transportation, systems, residential, justice, and commercial. Projects include systems development and traveller information for Commonwealth Games 2014 and London 2012 Olympics, the design of the $1.5 billion (£840 million) New South Glasgow Hospital, and Cardiff University’s Hadyn Ellis Building.
“We have an excellent reputation for design and service quality in each sector,” said Paul Hewes, IBI Principal. “As IBI Group we deliver more holistic services, fusing the elements of technology and architecture to ensure clients achieve more from their projects.”
About IBI Group
Defining the cities of tomorrow – IBI Group is a global team of dedicated and experienced architects, engineers, planners, designers, and technology professionals who share a common desire – to help our clients create livable, sustainable, and advanced urban environments. Since our founding in 1974, IBI Group has grown to employ more than 2600 professional staff based in 70 offices located around the world.
Studios in the UK include: London, Oxford, Cardiff, Brighton, Rochdale, Handforth, Liverpool, Glasgow, Newark, and Birmingham.
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Katie Endicott, Media Relations