18 September 2023
Global construction consultancy firm Linesight announced the official opening of its Vancouver office to support its growing client base in the region in key sectors including data centers, life sciences, high-tech industrial and manufacturing.
Linesight is an industry leader in the delivery of construction consultancy services to data centers, and has completed more than 408 projects in 30 countries across six continents, valued at more than $76 billion globally. Data center providers the world over engage with Linesight because of its deep knowledge and expertise in the sector. Linesight is currently supporting a number of significant data center projects in the region and advising on a revolutionary carbon-neutral distillery project in Ontario
Speaking about the office launch, Padraig Leahy, Director at Linesight noted:
“It was essential for us to have a hub for multi-sectoral work in Canada to support our extensive business growth in this region, and Vancouver offered everything we needed in terms of location, talent pool, and infrastructure.”
Linesight’s expansion is timely with a general positive outlook for the construction sector in Canada. Forecasts indicate that the Canadian industrial construction sector will grow by 14.9% in 2023. As the national government works to establish Canada as an industrial hub, investment in and permits for construction have been on the rise. Investors and policy leaders have also contributed to expected growth in life sciences construction.
The Vancouver office will be headed up by Jonathan Scully-Lane, an experienced leader with deep sectoral experience. Jonathan has previously held roles as a Quantity Surveyor, Commercial Manager, Contracts Manager, and Cost Manager, with expertise in cost planning, cost reporting, and procurement.
Jonathan Scully-Lane spoke about the move back to Vancouver:
"I’m excited to move back to Vancouver, where I previously made my home for five years. My family loves this city and our team in British Columbia is ready to spearhead the Linesight push into Canada. I’m looking forward to building on the relationships established from my previous time in Vancouver to further Linesight's position as a global leader."
Linesight is a multinational consultancy firm with over 49 years of experience, providing cost, schedule, program, and project management services to many sectors, including Life Sciences, Commercial, Data Centers, High-Tech Industrial, Residential, Hospitality, Healthcare, and Retail. Linesight's specialist project teams, each with specific skills and experience, provide faster project delivery, greater cost efficiency, and maximum value for money for their clients. For further information, please visit linesight.com.