Ingleton Wood has acquired Cambridge-based Martindales Architects, a Practice which will now become Ingleton Wood Martindales.
The deal will see Ingleton Wood move its current Cambridge operation from Compass House in Histon to Martindales’ existing office space at Oakington Business Park.
Mike Miller, Ingleton Wood’s Head of Structural Engineering, will head up the new combined team of 24 employees with the assistance of Martindale’s Nick Bryant, who becomes Director of Architecture.
As part of the deal, Ingleton Wood will also retain and expand Martindales’ office in Hertford, extending the firm’s reach to Hertfordshire and North London.
David Cresswell, Partner at Ingleton Wood, said: “It is our vision to be the leading property and construction consultancy in the East of England and the acquisition of Martindales further strengthens the architectural side of our business.
“Cambridge is an area of significant growth and we feel that now is the right time to increase our presence and enhance our capabilities.
“Martindales is already an established and reputable Practice in Cambridge and we look forward to working closely together to further develop our offer to clients.”
Nick Bryant added: “Our acquisition by Ingleton Wood represents a great opportunity for the company, our staff and our clients. It secures our future as a leading Practice in Cambridge and opens up exciting new prospects for growth.”
Established more than 50 years ago, Ingleton Wood now has six offices across the East of England and London, employing close to 200 staff.
With commissions ranging from new build and refurbishment projects to masterplanning and survey work, the Practice covers a range of sectors including education, healthcare, housing, local authority and commercial.
Founded in 1979, Martindales started solely as an architectural design consultancy but has since evolved to encompass additional in-house services such as project management, environmental assessment, principal designers and specialist consultancy services.