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Maynard acquires Transport Design Consultancy (TDC)

Transport signage image (for Maynard and TDC)

Congratulations to Maynard Design Group who announced the acquisition of Transport Design Consultancy (TDC) in mid-March ’22. This merger brings together the two original pioneers of transport design consultancy sector. Maynard Design Group now becomes the most experienced, multi-disciplinary design consultancy in the sector, with over 400 projects delivered in 17 countries over the last 20 years, positively impacting over 3.5 billion journeys taken by people every year.

Maynard Design Group has been integral to the success of projects such as London Bridge station and is currently a core part of the team behind Crossrail. Internationally, the company has delivered wayfinding and product design across Australia and New Zealand Metro systems, also working on some high-profile cultural projects in the Middle East.

TDC has a long-standing relationship with UK Railway operators, having worked on numerous projects across over 800 stations in the past two decades. Other projects include St Pancras International, the Dubai Metro integrated transport system and Bengaluru International Airport.

Bringing the TDC brand under its structure gives the Group greater collaboration and worldwide reach. Combined, the group will offer services in branding, wayfinding and product design for the transport, aviation, public realm, culture, education, healthcare, commercial and residential sectors in the UK and Europe, as well as the Middle East, India and Australasia.

Julian Maynard, Group Managing Director, commented: “Acquiring TDC is a huge step towards our ambition of offering our expert and technical services globally. Our focus on the interaction of people, places and products together with our locations of the UK, Australia and New Zealand fits naturally together with TDC’s transport and wayfinding expertise and long-standing client  relationships in the Middle East and Asia. Our shared values of collaboration, commitment and passion for detail and extensive wealth of technical skills and track record mean that, going forward, clients will benefit from a deeper level of understanding and experience coupled with a more comprehensive global reach.  We are currently reviewing opportunities to expand into North America and Canada to offer clients our multidisciplinary and global expertise in transport.”