Atkins is one of the world's leading design, engineering and project management consultancies. We have the breadth and depth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time critical infrastructure projects. Whether it’s the concept for a new skyscraper, the upgrade of a rail network, the modelling of a flood defence system or the improvement of a management process, we plan, design and enable solutions. Within our Plymouth office we concentrate on the rail business where Atkins is a leader in rail engineering and systems design, providing expertise to clients from our experience and in-depth knowledge of the rail and engineering domains. From the development and maintenance of existing systems to the implementation of new schemes, we help clients through the entire project lifecycle to ensure that maximum value and outcomes are achieved.


From cost and risk planning, feasibility studies and logistics to impact assessments and stakeholder engagement activity, we plan every aspect of our clients’ projects.


Atkins designs intellectual capital such as management systems and business processes; physical structures such as office towers, schools, aircraft, bridges and highways; and also advanced technology systems such as railways signalling systems and superfast broadband networks.


Our clients entrust us with the management of projects, people and issues – ensuring that deadlines are met, costs are controlled and success is delivered.

Atkins is the technical and procurement consultant for the 15.5km twin tunnel Copenhagen Metro CityRingen (City Circle Line) transportation system package which will transport passengers underground through the heart of the historic city. Together with a joint venture partner, Atkins is involved in the four critical stages of the project: concept design, tendering and procurement, evaluation and managing the delivery of this design, build, operation, and maintenance contract. Our international expertise, combined with our local knowledge and understanding of the existing metro system allowed us to identify and mitigate problems. The creation of a bespoke management tool was also used to trace requirements. We have also recommended a train control system which will ensure greater safety and reliability while at the same time reduce the amount of equipment and maintenance required. When complete, this vital metro system will represent one of the most advanced transport systems in the world.