B+H and Surbana Jurong Forge A New Alliance

The new partnership marks Singapore-based Surbana Jurong’s first investment in a North American consulting and design practice.

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  • AMS Nest, University of British Columbia in Vancouver by B+H.



BY INDESIGNLIVE.SG

18 October, 2018


Toronto-headquartered firm B+H and Singapore’s Surbana Jurong have announced a new partnership that will create new opportunities for the firms to deliver end-to-end solutions in a greater breadth of locations.

B+H Principals will continue to be owners and the firm will be managed as an independent entity by its Managing Principals. Surbana Jurong already operates with a specialist groups system, with the flexibility for such groups to work separately or collaboratively as needed.

B+H Surbana Jurong VIPs

Left to right: Eric Ang, Board Member, Surbana Jurong; Ku Moon Lun, Board Member, Surbana Jurong; Bill Nankivell, CEO, B+H Architects; Liew Mun Leong, Chairman, Surbana Jurong; Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO, Surbana Jurong; Rocco Yim, Principal, Rocco Design Architects; Yeo Siew Haip, Managing Director, SAA. Photo taken at press conference in Singapore on 16 October 2018.

The two firms share common service, sector and geographic synergies, but the new alliance will open up some new markets for each. B+H will open up the North American market, where Surbana Jurong does not currently have a strong market presence. In Asia, B+H will continue to operate independently, but will also collaborate with Surbana Jurong and member companies, and leverage Surbana Jurong’s presence in Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, India, Indonesia and Australia, as well as Africa.

Surbana Jurong Andhra Pradesh Master Plan

Master plan for Andhra Pradesh in India by Surbana Jurong.

“Both firms are committed to delivering resilient and healthy environments,” says Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO of Surbana Jurong. “Together, we will aim to provide integrated, end-to-end and best-in-class solutions, from real estate and development strategies, to design and consulting services and through to facilities management.”

B+H Changi General Hospital Integrated Building

Changi General Hospital Integrated Building by B+H in collaboration with RDC Architects and Mace Studios. Photo by Rory Daniel.

Offers Bill Nankivell, CEO, B+H, “This partnership accelerates B+H’s continued growth strategy and positions us to compete with some of the most powerful firms in the world.”

He continues: “Continued investments, consolidation and mergers in our industry are providing platforms for firms to grow, diversify, compete, and attract and retain the best talent. The B+H and Surbana Jurong partnership will allow us to deliver bold and inspiring projects in new geographies and sectors, providing extraordinary opportunities for our people.”

 

Images courtesy of B+H.

Read more about B+H (Singapore studio) and its work in the healthcare sector in our Cubes magazine profile – issue 93, on sale now.


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