Sweett Group

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Sweett Group
Industry Construction, Consultancy
Founded 1928
Headquarters London, England
Key people
John Dodds, Executive Chairman
Number of employees
1,570[1]
Website sweettgroup.com

Background[edit]

Sweett Group, formerly known as Cyril Sweett is a global property and infrastructure professional services business. It was founded in 1928 by Cyril Sweett who was cited in Building Magazine’s Hall of Fame as among the 20 most influential people in the construction industry. In the 1930s Mendelsohn and Cyril Sweett were active founding members of the Mars Group which had an important influence on the modern Architecture movement. Cyril was involved in some high profile architectural buildings such as 26 St James’s Place, Green Park, designed by Sir Denys Lasdun & Partners; American Embassy, Grosvenor Square, designed by Eero Saarinen; The London Pavilion designed by Chapman Taylor Partners.

Then operating under the corporate name Cyril Sweett, the Group existed on London's AIM stock exchange in 2007, raising £26m and valuing the business at £61m.[2] The Group initially expanded throughout the UK and then internationally, with the acquisition of a number of cost management and project management firms, including Burns Bridge,[3] an Australian-based project management firm and in July 2010, Widnell Ltd, the biggest independent cost management firm[4] in Asia. Recent expansion includes a joint venture in New York with VVA, their American alliance partner in 2012.

The organisation was rebranded as Sweett Group in July 2011,[5] consolidating the Group's existing brands.[6]

Sweett Group has an integrated network of 58 offices in 18 countries across 5 continents offering cost consulting, project management, building surveying and specialist and advisory services.

Notable projects[edit]

  • One One One Eagle Street, Brisbane
  • Bluewater Shopping Centre, Kent
  • Titanic, Belfast
  • Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway
  • Trinity, Leeds
  • Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
  • 1 William Street, Brisbane
  • Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast
  • North Middlesex University Hospital, London
  • Aberdeen Community Healthcare Village
  • Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology building for University of Cambridge
  • Wuhan Centre, China
  • Jimmy Choo, Shanghai, Tianjin, Beijing
  • Hong Kong Science & Technology Park and Innocentre
  • Selfridges, London, Birmingham and Manchester

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annual report and accounts 2014". Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Boyd, Olivia (26 October 2007). "AIM float values Cyril Sweett at £61m". Building. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Boyd, Olivia (25 July 2008). "Sweett smell of success: Cyril Sweett interview". Building. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Hankinson, Andrew (9 July 2010). "Cyril Sweett buys biggest QS in Asia". Building. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Sidders, Jack (1 July 2011). "Cyril Sweett to drop the 'Cyril'". Construction News. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Hope, Gerhard (17 Octobrt 2011). "Cyril Sweett rebrands itself as the Sweett Group". Construction Week. Retrieved 28 September 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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