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Innovating in design, engineering and project delivery since 1957 .

With a pride and passion for designing award-winning, safe and sustainable solutions, we deliver inspiring environments for tomorrow’s world – in the aviation, defence, life sciences and industry, nuclear, power, public, and rail sectors.

At a glance .

  • 1,000


  • 14

    European network of 14 offices

  • 8

    One of eight complementary businesses in Morgan Sindall Group

  • 4.1

    £4.1bn Group revenue

  • 7,200

    Group employees


Delivering creative design, engineering and project delivery solutions together with our clients. Shaping a healthier, sustainable and safer world.

From consulting to construction and compliance, through our multi-disciplinary design and engineering teams, we partner with companies across the globe, helping them realise their projects in the most efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable way.

Our story spans over six decades, starting with two pioneers:

Sir John Baker (later Lord Baker), IDC Group’s Research and Development Director and previously Head of Cambridge University’s Engineering Department, and Howard Hicks, the Group Chairman and Chief Executive.

As an international consultancy, engineering and project management company with an impressive collection of blue-chip clients, we later joined the Morgan Sindall Group in 2007 and rebranded to BakerHicks in 2017.

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Right where you are .

Working across multiple locations to drive tangible results for our clients.


office locations for a truly European reach.

The BakerHicks Story

The IDC Group and Howard Hicks era

The BakerHicks story began in 1957 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, providing a fully integrated design and construction service for industry and commerce in the UK.

Matthew Hall Group acquires IDC Group

In 1987, IDC was acquired by the Matthew Hall Group, a chemical and industrial engineering company with a heritage dating back to 1848. By 1988, Matthew Hall Group comprised of over 40 companies and operated in the UK, Australia, Europe and North America.

AMEC acquires Matthew Hall Group

In 1988, the international consultancy, engineering and project management company, AMEC plc, bought Matthew Hall Group. AMEC formed Design and Project Services Limited (DPS) as its construction and civil engineering arm, operating in the UK’s health, defence, industrial, utilities and transport sectors.

AMEC opens for business in Basel, Switzerland

Following business expansion into the Swiss Life Sciences market, AMEC launched its Basel office, extending operations into the pharma, biotech, medtech, fine chemicals and manufacturing sectors in Europe.

Morgan Sindall acquire AMEC, forming Morgan Professional Services

In 2007, Morgan Sindall Group bought AMEC DPS, along with AMEC’s urban regeneration business, AMEC Developments (ADL). The move established our company as the design and engineering arm of the Group.

Morgan Sindall Professional Services was established

Morgan Professional Services became Morgan Sindall Professional Services, operating under the Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure umbrella until 2015, when we became a separate entity.

Morgan Sindall Professional Services (UK) become BakerHicks

Marking an impressive heritage, the UK company takes the names of its two founding partners, Howard Hicks and Lord Baker. European expansion continues into Zurich, Switzerland.

2018 - 2020
Further European expansion

Offices opened in Vienna, Austria and Karlsruhe, Germany, further expanding our presence across the D-A-CH region.

European Businesses rebrand to BakerHicks

The new company name is rolled out across the D-A-CH businesses, with an additional office opening in Frankfurt, Germany.

Our approach .

  • Talented teams

    With 1,000+ employees from over 20 countries, we employ talented people from all types of background – from architects to engineers, project managers and central support.

  • Complete project solutions

    Multi-disciplinary expertise using the latest in digital technologies. Delivering projects sustainably, from design and construction, to handover and operational management.

  • Expert knowledge

    Extensive cross-sector industry experience means we know when to challenge, steering design, project delivery and asset management strategies for the longer term.

  • Constructable solutions

    Expert problem solvers with skills to visualise the best outcomes, connecting a client-first philosophy with buildable, sustainable design.

  • 100% Safe

    100% committed to creating safe environments for our clients, our people, and the communities we serve.

  • Sustainable communities

    Committed to tackling climate change. We’ve been caring for our environment for years, developing a project delivery ethos fully centred on sustainability and efficiency.

  • Maximising value

    Rigorous tools and processes to deliver sustainable value for our clients, now and for the future.

  • Global thinking, local delivery

    Long term global and local client partnerships, leveraging an agile and specialist project delivery resource.

  • Perfect delivery

    Setting high expectations for ourselves and even higher standards for our clients. Quality underpins our delivery - our reputation is built on it.


The thrill of engineering needs to be brought home to us all.

Professor John F. Baker Research & Development Director
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