Maynard Design Group acquires Dubai Metro designers Transport Design Consultancy

Acquisition will see Maynard become the most experienced multi-disciplinary design consultancy in the transport sector

Maynard Design Group, the multi-disciplinary design consultancy in the transport sector, has announced the acquisition of Transport Design Consultancy (TDC), in a merger that brings together two of the leading firms in the transport design consultancy sector.

TDC is the firm behind several major regional projects including Dubai Metro, Dubai Marine transport and Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Metro project. Maynard has been integral to projects such as London Bridge station, Melbourne Metro, and is currently a core part of the team behind Crossrail.

Following the acquisition, Maynard will become the most experienced multi-disciplinary design consultancy in the transport sector with over 400 projects delivered in 17 countries combined over the last 20 years, positively impacting over 3.5 billion journeys taken by people every year.

Group Managing Director Julian Maynard said: “Acquiring TDC is a huge step towards our ambition of offering our expert and technical services globally. Our focus on the interaction of people, places and products together with our locations of the UK, Australia and New Zealand fits naturally together with TDC’s transport and wayfinding expertise and long-standing client relationships in the Middle East and Asia.”

The Group will bring the TDC brand under its structure, enabling greater collaboration and worldwide reach for each business. Combined, the group will offer services in branding, wayfinding and product design for the transport, aviation, public realm, culture, education, healthcare, commercial and residential sectors in the UK and Europe, as well as the Middle East, India and Australasia.

“Our shared values of collaboration, commitment and passion for detail and extensive wealth of technical skills and track record mean that, going forward, clients will benefit from a deeper level of understanding and experience coupled with a more comprehensive global reach.

“We are currently reviewing opportunities to expand into North America and Canada to offer clients our multidisciplinary and global expertise in transport,” Maynard added.

Tony Howard, a senior official of TDC, said: “Both firms have worked on some of the same projects over the last three decades and pioneered a collaborative, consultative and technically expert approach to the very complex practice of designing the way people will use transport systems and hubs.”

“In this fast-changing world, where people are increasingly accessing global destinations, it seems only natural to combine forces and offer our clients greater strength and a greater depth of service. We offer this along with a consistent and unparalleled track record of delivery from both entities, wherever we have worked in the world,” he concluded.

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