Buildings: Inhabit (Hong Kong) joins the Egis group


Inhabit is a Hong Kong design consultancy specializing in building envelope and environment engineering. Egis has acquired a majority interest in its capital. This transaction will enable Egis to further develop its expertise in the buildings market and reinforce its footprint in Southeast Asia.

Founded in 2009, Inhabit is an engineering consultancy that specialises in providing design services to the building industry, more specifically in building envelopes and environment. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the company has nearly 300 employees, with its activities organised into three large geographic hubs: Asia, Australasia and Middle East/United Kingdom.

Thomas Salvant, Executive Director - Buildings at Egis says:

“Egis has been looking into expansion of building design activities in South East Asia for some time, as can be seen through the recent integration of Hong Kong based architectural firm 10 Design. This strategic partnership with Inhabit presents us with a fantastic opportunity to combine our complementary skills to further enrich our work in the fields of façade design, specialized engineering and environmental design.”

Tony Alvaro, CEO of Inhabit, comments:

“This partnership is in line with our strategic plan to build on the strength of our service offering while maintaining our commitment to quality, innovation and value in everything we do. Egis is a highly regarded consulting and engineering business that will provide Inhabit with continued access to projects that are best in the field, whilst enabling our team greater access to global opportunities. The complementary geographic footprints and design and engineering skills of each firm provide an incredible platform for multi-skilled collaboration.”

This strategic partnership offers multiple benefits:

  • complementarity in facade design skills with Elioth, the Egis entity working in low carbon programme management and R&D, allowing the Group to become one of the world’s leading engineering firms in this speciality;
  • the creation of an uninterrupted service chain ranging from early conceptual design right through to delivery and construction guarantees;
  • detailed knowledge of local markets, regulations and client partners in the world’s major cities;
  • the continuing growth of services to provide ambitious environmental and low-carbon design at both city and building scales.

The two companies will pool their skills to provide even better service to their clients and develop new opportunities, notably in Europe and Asia.