Man behind firm’s London crane survey joins 120 Fleet Street QS

London QS Alinea has brought in the man who headed up Deloitte’s London office crane survey as a partner.

Michael Cracknell started earlier this week after more than 11 years at Deloitte.

He spent three years as a partner at Davis Langdon, working on Argent’s redevelopment of King’s Cross, before joining Deloitte in 2011. Before Davis Langdon, he worked for Faithful & Gould and Hanscomb.


Michael Cracknell spent three years at Davis Langdon from which Alinea emerged in 2013

As well as the London office market, Cracknell has also worked on life sciences, hospitality, residential and education schemes.

Alinea founding partner Mark Lacey said: “Michael brings a wealth of knowledge, insight and experience to the business, strengthening our market expertise.”

In May, the firm said it is expecting income for the year to April 2023 to be £18m, a rise on the £15.6m it has recently posted for the same period in 2022.

The firm is working on a host of high-profile schemes including 120 Fleet Street, a new tower planned for 55 Bishopsgate and a scheme to overhaul Lansdowne House on Berkeley Square.