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Company overview

HR Wallingford is an independent civil engineering and environmental hydraulics organisation.

We deliver practical solutions to the complex water-related challenges faced by our international clients. With a 70 year track record of achievement, our unique mix of know-how, assets and facilities includes state of the art physical modelling laboratories, a full range of numerical modelling tools and, above all, enthusiastic people with world-renowned skills and expertise.

Based in the UK, HR Wallingford has a reputation for excellence and innovation, which we sustain by re-investing profits from our operations into programmes of strategic research and development.

HR Wallingford reaches clients and partners globally through a network of offices, agents and alliances around the world.

Company members

HR Wallingford has Scientific Research Association status. We are a company limited by guarantee, and rather than having shareholders we have a panel of Company Member who support and guide our strategic activities, helping to maintain our position as a centre of excellence. Members come from UK-based organisations, government departments and agencies related to our industry. They act as guarantors (with a maximum liability of £10), participate in our AGM, the election of Directors and other events.

A brief timeline

Opening of HR Wallingford's new unique marine modelling facilities: UK Ship Simulation Centre and the Fast Flow Facility

HR Wallingford acquires SeaZone Solutions Ltd.

HR Wallingford acquires Dredging Research Ltd (DRL).

Change of name to HR Wallingford Limited.

Change of name Hydraulics Research Limited (HRS).

Privatisation to create Hydraulics Research Station Limited, a company limited by guarantee.

The Hydraulics Research Station is established in Wallingford.

Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) Hydraulic Research Organisation formed in London.

The Institution of Civil Engineers submitted a proposal to the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research on the need for a hydraulics research station in the UK.

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