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TowerEight merges with Cumming Group

11th Feb, 2020

On Friday 7th February 2020, TowerEight merged with Cumming Group, an international project and cost management firm operating out of the US.

TowerEight will continue to operate  in the same capacity from its London Bridge and Manchester offices, and remain under the day-to-day leadership of James Morris, Simon Craven, Toby Wait, and the existing management team.

With 29 offices located throughout the US, as well as four international offices, and approximately 900 team members, Cumming provides efficient and cost-effective solutions to ensure that projects in the commercial, hospitality, retail, entertainment, education, healthcare, and high-end residential sectors are executed on time and within budget since opening for business in 1996. Cumming provides a solutions-oriented suite of services that specifically addresses its clients’ unique challenges, thus enabling them to achieve extraordinary results.

“Cumming’s investment in TowerEight demonstrates our continued confidence in the U.K. market, and our strong belief in the long-term fundamentals of its construction and real estate sector,” said Derek Hutchison, Executive Vice President at Cumming. “We are excited to merge with the TowerEight team to help broaden our collective capabilities across the UK.”

Like TowerEight, Cumming has built a successful, results-driven business by hiring the most experienced and talented team. Together with Cumming’s existing UK-based professionals — including those from Prosurv Consult in Stoke-on-Trent, and MHBC Cumming in London — Cumming’s UK-based operations now comprise approximately 140 team members specialising in project management, cost management and quantity surveying, building surveying, and a host of related support services.

“Partnering with Cumming allows TowerEight to provide additional advisory services and new specialised expertise to our current clients, while at the same time providing our team members with opportunities to develop their careers as we look to expand our geographic reach,” stated Toby Wait, one of the founding directors of TowerEight.

Cumming is in close alignment with TowerEight in terms of culture, clients and people, with several mutual clients and sectors. We look forward to this next chapter of TowerEight and the opportunities it will bring.