The former head of Davis Langdon’s commercial sector surveying team will head a new cost consultancy division at Drivers Jonas Deloitte (DJD)

Neill Morrison will lead a team called “Deloitte cost consultancy”, which will focus on the high-end commercial office market, initially in central London, and the public sector.

Mike Cuthbert, a partner in DJD, said the team would begin with about 12 members and be ramped up to 50 “as quickly as work comes in”.

He said: “There is a market out there for a smaller practice that operates at the very highest level. It will allow him [Morrison] not to have to bulk up with lower value constructions.”