Hyder Consulting

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Hyder Consulting is a multi-national advisory and design consultancy with particular specialisation in the transport, property, utilities and environmental sectors. The firm employs approximately 4,200 people across the UK, Europe, Germany, Middle East, Asia and Australia and has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since October 2002. The name Hyder is the Welsh word for "confidence".


Through the 20th century, Freeman Fox & Partners built an international reputation in the field of bridges and highways. Founded by Sir Charles Fox in partnership with his son Sir Charles Douglas Fox in 1860, Sir Charles Fox and Sons later became Douglas Fox & Partners. The firm was later joined by partners Sir Ralph Freeman (who had worked for the firm since 1901, later becoming a partner) and Sir Gilbert Roberts, and in 1938 became as Freeman, Fox and Partners in 1938, and later Acer Freeman Fox.

The firm was responsible for the design of projects such as the Victoria Falls Bridge (1905), the Sydney Harbour Bridge (1932), the Forth Road Bridge (1964), the Severn Bridge (1966), the Bosporus Bridge (1974), the Humber Bridge (1981), and the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge (1988). Other notable projects included the Parkes radio telescope (1961), the 46m Algonquin Radio Observatory (1965), and Melbourne's West Gate Bridge (1978), in which the company's structural design was held partly...
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