Happold Consulting provides leadership and strategic consulting for the built environment. Our strength is our ability to rationalise technical disciplines (planning, engineering and economics) into language that is appropriate to the development community.
Happold Consulting is a strategic management consultancy operating internationally. We undertake detailed analysis of diverse places - whether mature urban centres or rapidly growing, transition economies - allowing us to produce intimate and accurate assessments of their economic, physical and social dynamics. We determine effective solutions to complex socio-economic problems and infrastructure needs. We work at the highest levels with national and municipal governments, private international business, civil society, global institutions and leading charitable foundations.
We measure our success by the diversity of our clients - the wide-reaching influence of projects and the people that they impact on. We regularly challenge the traditional thinking of our clients and the industry to stimulate innovation and change.
We believe that consulting is a group activity and that the best results occur by engaging the most diverse talents. Happold Consulting is a platform for integrating technical services responsible for developing solutions for modern cities and organisations. Our teams are drawn from highly experienced and motivated in-house experts in environment and sustainability, engineering, finance and economics, strategic planning and urban design.
We facilitate development, making sure that the decisions made are well founded, accepted and deliverable.
Our heritage has instilled many of the fundamental principles and responsibility of engineering into the way we work. We are dedicated to providing evidence based solutions that have been rigorously tested at all stages of a project’s lifecycle, from planning to delivery. Furthermore, we aim to develop solutions that deliver more without over-exploiting resources.
Our work is grounded in cutting-edge research. To foster knowledge sharing, Happold consulting participates in collaborative initiatives and partnerships with some of the leading academic institutions in the world.
Happold Consulting has been instrumental in the creation of Harvard University’s Working Group for Sustainable Cities. Happold also has long standing relationships with University College London (Bartlett School, the Centre for Urban Sustainability and Resilience, and the Development Planning Unit); Cambridge University (Energy Efficient Cities Initiative); London School of Economic & Political Science (LSE Cities Program); Columbia University (School of International & Public Affairs and Graduate School of Architecture); King’s College London (Department of Geography); Westminster University (Department of Architecture and the Built Environment); and, Beijing’s Tsighua University (Centre for Earth Systems Science).