Wetherby engineers acquired as Hydrock expands into Yorkshire

Wetherby engineers acquired as Hydrock expands into Yorkshire
John McElwee with Brian McConnell

Yorkshire’s MRB Consulting Engineers has been acquired Hydrock as the engineering service provide expands its footprint across the UK.

Founded in 2007, MRB has a 20-strong team predominantly based in Wetherby, delivering building services design and environmental engineering consultancy services on a wide range of property schemes both in northern England and across the UK.

Hydrock said the acquisition strengthens its energy and sustainability offering in the built environment and existing UK office network by adding a base in Yorkshire.

CEO Brian McConnel said the deal “provides us with a base in a key geographic location giving access to the strong property development market in and around Leeds and across Yorkshire.”

He added: “It also enables MRB to realise their growth plan which is fuelled by the strong relationships they have established over the past 12 years with a high calibre set of clients.”

MRB’s Managing Director, John McElwee, said: “I am very proud of the business we have developed at MRB. Joining Hydrock, a well-respected, employee-focused company, is the perfect next step for the ambitions of our team and the growth of our client offer.

“I’ve got to know several of the Hydrock senior team over the past few months, and the obvious synergies in our staff culture and client approach makes me very excited for the future.”

Led by John McElwee, MRB will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Hydrock trading under the name of Hydrock MRB as a separate operating division for the foreseeable future.