Manchester-based building design company, BCM, has been acquired by multi-disciplinary consulting engineering firm Patrick Parsons.

BCM, which was established in 2002, specialises in sustainability and low cost, low carbon building solutions. As part of the Parsons Group, the firm will be able to offer clients additional services such as geoenvironmental, structural and civil engineering design.

Established in 1964, Patrick Parsons has offices in London, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Birmingham, Glasgow, Huddersfield, Chester, Guildford, Sydney and Dubai, and works with clients and industries across the globe.

Brian Morris, managing director and founder of BCM, commented: “After 15 successful years I am delighted to announce this fantastic opportunity for BCM.

“United by a common business culture, our alliance with Patrick Parsons will enhance our offer and enable future growth and performance, extending our coverage nationally and internationally.”

Peter Stienlet, managing director of Patrick Parsons, said: “We’re delighted to welcome BCM to the Parsons Group. The award-winning firm are leaders in electrical and mechanical design, with an established reputation through their work on many high-profile projects.

“The move will allow us to not only extend our reach in the North West but also strengthen the building services design service that we provide to our clients across the country.”