Property consultancy Ridge buys Hunter Page Planning

Ridge LLP & HPP

Cheltenham-based Hunter Page Planning (HPP) has been acquired by property and construction consultants Ridge and Partners LLP (Ridge) in Oxford.

Founded in 1946, Ridge (which won the Building Awards ‘Construction Consultant of the Year 2017/18 awards) is a leading multi-discipline property and construction consultancy employing over 600 people with 10 UK offices in Oxford, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Liverpool, Leicester, Manchester, Reading and Winchester. Ridge also operates internationally and has delivered projects in over 75 countries worldwide.

Ridge ‘core’ disciplines include Project Management, Cost Management, Health & Safety, Building Surveying, Architecture, Building Services Engineering, Civil & Structural Engineering, Building Services Maintenance Management, Property Consultancy, Sustainability, Expert Witness & Advisory Services, Traffic & Transportation, Infrastructure Commercial Management and Geo-Environmental.

The former Directors of HPP are now Partners in Ridge and form the management team for the Ridge planning service. HPP says it will continue its commitment to provide the standard of service it has provided in previous years. HPP will remain in Cheltenham.

Ridge has some impressive projects under its belt, including the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. The extraordinary brief for this unique project required the construction of a building that would last for more than 1000 years. The 10,230m², four-storey Centre is also the largest stonework project seen in the UK for some time.

The magnificent Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai is currently the world’s tallest man-made structure, at 829.8 metres(2,722 ft) in height. Delivering building services in such a tower is a highly specialist job, and Ridge was called in based on its decades of experience.