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Merz & McLellan

Merz & McLellan
Industry Electrical engineering consultants
Fate Acquired
Successor Parsons Brinckerhoff
Founded 1902
Defunct 2000
Headquarters Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Key people
Malcolm Kennedy (Chairman)[1]

Merz and McLellan was a leading British electrical engineering consultancy based in Newcastle.


The firm was founded by Charles Merz and William McLellan in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1902 when McLellan joined Merz's existing firm established in 1899.[2] The partnership was instrumental in designing the United Kingdom's first three-phase electrical supply network, on Tyneside,[2] and for the next century continued to advise other Commonwealth countries on setting up their own networks.

In 1995 the partnership merged with the Parsons Brinckerhoff consultancy, and in 2000 the new owners announced that the Merz & McLellan name would be discontinued.[3]

In 2010, Mott MacDonald consultancy announced [4] that it had bought Merz and McLellan South Africa.[5]

Selected contracts

Merz & McLellan firms still independent