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Asia Subcontinent

The huge diversity of South Asia requires capabilities ranging from humanitarian aid and development to state-of-the-art transport infrastructure, industrial facilities, and economic consultancy. Our activity across the subcontinent spans the full spectrum.


In India, the demand for public transport has been growing at around 10% a year over the last decade. Across the country we are helping to meet the need for faster, safer, more cost-effective and efficient transport which includes our work on metros in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Jaipur, Kolkata and Mumbai.

In aviation, we provided design and masterplanning on the award-winning, topographically complex Pakyong airport at Sikkim in the Himalayas. We provided the same services for the runway and terminal building at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.


In the Indian industry sector our clients include some of the world’s largest corporations including Glenmark, AstraZeneca, Bunge, Lanxess and Shell. Projects on which we’re providing engineering and project management span all sectors. We are contributing solutions that save energy and resources and reduce waste. We also designed a new rubber products manufacturing centre, enabling our client, Lanxess, to relocate from Mumbai to Gujarat.


Our diverse engagements include designing and delivering the INR30 billion Mumbai IV water supply project, India’s largest ever such system. We reviewed the city’s sewerage infrastructure and designed a major upgrade including a network of new connections, treatment works and a 10km long collector sewer.

We also worked on sewerage projects in the state of Gujarat, helping reduce contamination of groundwater, water supply pipelines and coastal waters.

For a sustainable coastal protection project in Karnataka, India we were project manager and design consultant. The programme addresses immediate coastal protection needs and supports the regeneration of natural defences.

In Bangladesh, we are providing innovative and sustainable solutions to major challenges. Being a delta country, the challenge of water management is immense. We have been developing the skills and management capabilities for local communities to build and maintain flood defence and drainage infrastructure under the Integrated Planning for Sustainable Water Management project. Improved water management is doubling agricultural production.

International development

In Bangladesh we're working to advance the economy and quality of living throughout the country by developing a framework for selecting, designing and implementing interventions for urban development and management initiatives in cities and towns. We led the Char Development and Settlement project which is reducing poverty and hunger by improving infrastructure and teaching management skills. Our team worked on the award-winning English in Action programme, which is using television dramas, mobile phones and iPods to equip 25M of Bangladeshis with the language skills needed to secure employment and escape poverty.

In India we are helping to accelerate the government’s RMSA programme in the most needy states and for the most disadvantaged children. The RMSA programme aims to enhance access to secondary education and improve its quality, impacting 100M secondary school age children. We are also supporting the Government of India as it aims to make 500M people employable and productive through vocational training by 2022.

Our health consultants are working to build expertise and experience in Pakistan’s Department of Health, aimed at reducing mortality and improving health among new mothers and their babies. Funded by the UK Department for International Development, the £60M National Maternal and Child Health Programme is the first crucial step towards a national programme for training 24,000 midwives. Our education experts are working in Pakistan, including providing support to the Government of Punjab to improve access, equity, quality and relevance of education.


In Pakistan we have worked with the government’s Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA) for over 10 years and were involved in leading design for the extension of Tarbela Dam, which will greatly increase power production.

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