The company sees the UK as a key growth market and has set a target of raising revenue by 10% per annum.
The consultant has also announced it will rebrand as WSP Global following its merger with Canadian company GENIVAR in 2012.
UK managing director Mark Naysmith said: “2013 was a fast-paced year for WSP’s UK business, focussed on maximising the combined strength and new opportunities presented by our merger with GENIVAR while keeping our feet firmly on the ground in the domestic market.
“Growth this year will predominantly come from rail, highways, commercial and residential property.
“This is particularly true in London and the South-east where the market is booming and regional activity is increasing.
“On the back of key roles in major national projects such as Crossrail and the redevelopment of London Bridge Station we are well positioned to continue winning market share.
“Contrary to other consultancies that are increasingly looking to the global market to bolster their books WSP aims to be the best in class locally.
“Overseas work is part of the strategy but the domestic market is key. We were proactive during the recession to put us in the best position to take advantage of the recovery, and that strategy is now coming to fruition.”
WSP will also be recruiting across all its regions including increased intakes of graduates and apprentices.
WSP currently has approximately 15,000 employees globally, with a target of increasing this to 20,000 by 2015.
The UK business has over 2,400 people covering all areas of property, development planning, management and industrial consultancy, infrastructure, environment and energy.
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