GHD—a global engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services company that operates in water, energy environment, property and infrastructure—has announced that it will be amalgamating six office spaces into one new facility in uptown Waterloo.
The new office that will be located within Waterloo’s Idea Quarter at the David Johnston Research + Technology Park will be home to its 500 Waterloo-based employees who currently work in six separate locations.
“The new 100,000 square feet of building space will improve our ability to collaborate and work together. The move also reaffirms our commitment to staying in Waterloo Region and to contributing to the community here,” said Steve Quigley, GHD’s General Manager – North America.
GHD’s presence in the Waterloo Region goes back to 1976. The company grew from 5 people and established itself as a committed member of the community. From its roots as a local firm focused on environmental and municipal engineering, it grew to its current scope of services that supports a wide range of global clients in the public and private sectors.
“It is wonderful that GHD is a major player in this community, nationally, and internationally and that they have chosen to consolidate their work here in Waterloo Region,” said Ken Seiling, Regional Chair of the Region of Waterloo.
“Our Region is home to many professionals and GHD continues that proud tradition. Its new home will also place it next to one of our new ION stops, both forward looking and part of our future.”
“I am pleased that GHD has committed to staying in our community for the long-term. GHD and its people have supported our community through collaborations with local businesses, economic development, employment and a continued support in hiring, to date, over one thousand local co-op students from our post-secondary institutions,” added Dave Jaworsky, mayor of the City of Waterloo.
The new facility will be the largest location in its 4,000-person North American operations, beginning in December 2017.