Infrastructure acts as your city’s silent partner. It makes our daily lives possible in the manner to which we’ve grown accustomed – running water, flushing toilets, electricity when we flip our light switches - and we don’t give it much thought. It’s only when there’s a problem, something stops working, we outgrow current capabilities, or repairs are required that people take notice of the water treatment facilities, sewer lines, roads, utility grids, bridges, and railways that underwrite our daily lives.
Proper and consistent infrastructure planning and management is vitally important, and well thought out asset management is crucial to the daily lives of millions of people. Navigating the planning approval system is not straightforward, however, which is why WSP employs experts who live where they work and know the fabric of the city that they work to sustain and improve. We have a relevant and long-standing track record of successfully delivering preeminent and internationally significant infrastructure projects, alongside a portfolio of local, community-based initiatives.
Putting Our Experience to Work for You
The depth and breadth of our technical understanding enables us to secure successful outcomes for our clients by integrating environmental, engineering, economic, political, and social factors directly into our process, ensuring results that work for tomorrow as well as they do today.
We understand the variable routes to gain the necessary stakeholder support across all sectors, from development and highways, to rail and energy. We advise on infrastructure risks and solutions supported by clear technical justification to best determine the viability of schemes and to progress discussions with planning authorities. Our aim is to find the most sustainable infrastructure engineering solution for your project, while keeping down costs, managing cash flow, and meeting your programme’s timeline.
Whether the project calls for joining with existing facilities, coordinating with surrounding developments, or looking at new schemes, we advise on the best approach through to design, construction, and operation. We also perform asset/programme management planning services to ensure the long term operational and financial sustainability of infrastructure in your city.
WSP works in partnership with your team to provide the consulting and advisory services required to develop the asset management planning approaches and strategies that best fit your circumstances. Our services also include asset evaluations, asset lifecycle studies, and reserve fund adequacy studies.
WSP in Action
In Montreal, we engineered several phases of the Quartier des Spectacles project, as a part of the city’s larger 2025 strategic plan. A major piece of Montreal’s downtown core and home to many of the city’s lauded festivals, all work had to be coordinated in a way that avoided disruption, followed a strict schedule, and minimised overall impact. This award-winning infrastructure project resulted in an urban infrastructure development with accessible public spaces and multiple cultural uses as mandated by the client. We performed topographical studies, developed preliminary designs and supervised their implementation and construction.
Our services also include:
Environment impact assessments
Land referencing, access, book of reference and compulsory purchase order