Linesight expands reach into Canada
By Adam FreillConstruction
Global construction consultancy firm opens new Vancouver office to support its growing client base in Canada.
Linesight has opened a Vancouver office to support its growing client base in Canada. The global construction consultancy firm provides services in several sectors, including data centres, life sciences, high-tech industrial and manufacturing. The company has completed more than 408 projects in 30 countries across six continents.
The firm is currently supporting a number of significant data centre projects in the country and is also advising on a revolutionary carbon-neutral distillery project in Ontario.
“It was essential for us to have a hub for multi-sectoral work in Canada to support our extensive business growth in this region, and Vancouver offered everything we needed in terms of location, talent pool, and infrastructure,” said Padraig Leahy, director at Linesight.
The company explained that its expansion into the country is timely as the construction sector in Canada is facing a generally positive outlook. Forecasts indicate that the Canadian industrial construction sector will grow by 14.9 per cent in 2023, and as the national government works to establish Canada as an industrial hub, investment in and permits for construction have been on the rise.
The Vancouver office will be headed up by Jonathan Scully-Lane, an experienced leader with deep sectoral experience. He previously held roles as a quantity surveyor, commercial manager, contracts manager, and cost manager, and brings expertise in cost planning, cost reporting, and procurement to the role.
“I’m excited to move back to Vancouver, where I previously made my home for five years,” said Scully-Lane. “My family loves this city and our team in British Columbia is ready to spearhead the Linesight push into Canada. I’m looking forward to building on the relationships established from my previous time in Vancouver to further Linesight’s position as a global leader.”