ARCADIS Strengthens Position in Healthcare Building Consultancy

Jan 06, 2010, 02:00 ET from ARCADIS NV

AMSTERDAM, January 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, today announced the acquisition of Plan & Projectpartners, a real estate consultancy firm primarily active in the healthcare field. The Dutch-based firm has annual gross revenues of EUR 3 million and 28 employees.

The activities of Plan & Projectpartners will be combined with those of ARCADIS subsidiary PRC, which as a result of this acquisition will have a leading position in the Dutch real estate consultancy market for healthcare. Together PRC and Plan & Projectpartners will be able to capitalize on developments in the health sector. Further financial details were not disclosed.

The service offering of Plan & Projectpartners spans out over all of the steps of the development and construction process, from the determination of strategic real estate policy up to the preparation and construction management of buildings. Clients are mainly organizations active in the healthcare market.

Leo van der Kemp, director for the buildings division in the Netherlands and also director for PRC said: "This acquisition gives us a leading position in building consultancy in the health care sector, a sector that is undergoing strong development. The service package of ARCADIS offers many possibilities for synergy, which will benefit our clients. The connection with ARCADIS will also offer excellent opportunities for employees."

About ARCADIS:

ARCADIS is an international company providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services in infrastructure, environment and buildings. We aim to enhance mobility, sustainability and quality of life by creating balance in the built and natural environment. ARCADIS develops, designs, implements, maintains and operates projects for companies and governments. With more than 15,000 employees and over EUR 2.0 billion in revenues, the company has an extensive international network that is supported by strong local market positions. Visit us on the internet at: http://www.arcadis-global.com

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