Atkins expects hit to income

City A.M. Reporter
DESIGN and engineering firm WS Atkins said yesterday that it anticipated annual profit would fall below expectations after its consultancy business was hit by weak market conditions in the US and Middle East project delays.

Atkins, which helped design the London 2012 Olympics site and is renovating New York’s Statue of Liberty, yesterday said that its US unit would likely be hit by delays caused by the upcoming election in November.

Shares fell 8.9 per cent.