From left to right (Shane Healey – Asia Pacific Regional Sector Leader, Built Environment, Benjamin Young, Paul Gardiner – Asia Pacific Regional Manager)

SLR acquires KDC

We’re delighted to share the news that SLR has acquired KDC, a planning and development consultancy headquartered in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.   

The integration of the KDC team will build upon SLR’s industry leading environmental planning, management and approvals capabilities. By providing additional expertise in development and strategic planning advice, SLR will now offer true end-to-end planning services, particularly to clients in the Built Environment sector.

Led by Managing Director Benjamin Young, the KDC team are a client focussed and results driven specialist team, providing statutory planning, environmental impact assessments, development and project management, strategic planning and social planning services. They have strong established relationships with local councils and authorities, in addition to world leading retail and commercial organisations. The ‘KDC way’ is also perfectly aligned with SLR’s ‘One Team’ culture, which is built around a concerted focus on people and clients.

Neil Penhall, SLR’s Chief Executive said “This is a really exciting time for our team in the Asia Pacific region. Not only will this acquisition provide us with a recognised and established planning presence in the region, but it gives us the ability to help our clients through every stage of their project lifecycle, regardless of the sector”

Neil added “This is SLR’s 6th acquisition over the last 18 months. Despite recent challenges associated with Covid-19, this acquisition reflects the confidence that we and our investors, Charterhouse Capital Partners, have in progressing our growth plans and desire to provide world-class solutions and advice to our clients.”

Benjamin Young, KDC Managing Director, commented “By joining the SLR team it not only enables the growth and evolution of KDC whereby we are able to maintain our client first approach, but will allow us to better service our clients right across the country. The two businesses share the same values, with a strong emphasis on people, whether that be staff or clients.  We are excited to be part of the SLR team and looking forward to the opportunities that this can offer for our existing staff and clients”

Please go to KDC for more details on their services, team and technical expertise.

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