Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
South West; Gloucestershire; Wiltshire and North Somerset
Location of affected unit(s)
Professional Services
Scientific, Architectural And Engineering Technical Activities
Architectural And Engineering Activities; Technical Testing And Analysis
71.1 - Architectural and engineering activities and related technical consultancy

269 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 September 2009
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


International engineering consultancy company Halcrow has announced 269 job losses. The firm says that the redundancies, including 58 at its head office in Swindon, are as a result of reduced economic activity in civil engineering that it predicts will continue through 2010 and beyond. The company's corporate services, water and consulting businesses are affected as it says it can no longer maintain current staffing levels. Halcrow, which is owned and managed by its employees and staff shareholders, has begun a formal consultation period with affected staff. No details were given on numbers currently employed by the company or the date by which job losses are expected to be completed.


  • 3 September 2009: BBC Website


Eurofound (2009), Halcrow, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 69512, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/69512.