WSP acquires lgt
By Adam FreillCommercial Construction Institutional
Professional services firm strengthens its building services offerings with purchase of Quebec-based building engineering firm.
WSP has acquired lgt Inc., a Quebec-based building engineering firm providing advisory services in mechanical engineering, electricity, sustainable development, and structural and civil engineering. It is also recognized for its cutting-edge expertise involving data centres and critical infrastructure. The engineering firm has over 150 employees with offices in Quebec City, Laval, Rimouski and Sept-Îles.
The acquisition, says WSP, positions WSP to be an essential player in the building engineering consulting field in Quebec, as well as in the highly strategic data centre industry.
“WSP is pleased to welcome lgt’s solid team. Together, we have an opportunity to ramp up our presence in Quebec’s building market,” said Alexandre L’Heureux, president and CEO of WSP Global. “We also intend to pool our expertise in the data centre sector while strengthening our capacities in this growing market across Canada.”
“The acquisition of lgt ties in perfectly with our Canadian strategy, as well as our building sector approach,” added Marie-Claude Dumas, president and CEO of WSP Canada. “It will also strengthen our service offer, particularly in the education, cultural building and data centre sectors. We are very pleased to bring the benefits of our complementary expertise to our clients in Quebec and across Canada.”
“We are very excited by this new adventure! We know our team’s potential, so we are convinced that partnering with WSP will enable us to fast-track our shared goal of becoming a leader in Quebec’s building engineering sector,” said Moïse Gagné, president of lgt. “Our ambitious entrepreneurial culture and our dynamic workforce will be undeniable assets as we join the WSP family.”
Founded in 1998, lgt is well-established in Quebec’s consulting engineering sector.