Consultant looking at increasing staff numbers by 40%

Cost consultant Exigere, which was set up by three former Davis Langdon partners five years ago, is aiming to double turnover by 2020.

The firm was founded by Richard Hopper, David Happell and Daniel Fryer back in 2012 and posted revenues of £2.5m for the year to April 2017.

These were flat year-on-year but the firm said turnover will go up another £500,000 when it files its next set of accounts.

Partner Niall Aitken added: “We have made a good start to this financial year based on growing our client base across a number of sectors. London is our core market and its unique setting as a global city continues to offer opportunities to match our growth ambitions.”

The firm, which last year appointed Rider Levett Bucknall’s London boss Tony Catchpole to help with its expansion into residential and public sector work, is also now expanding into the arts and heritage sectors.

Aitken (pictured) said the 30-strong business, which is based on London’s Old Street, is looking to add another 20 staff to its payroll over the next three years.

The firm is currently working on a number of high-profile schemes in the City including the redevelopment of 60 London Wall, an office scheme being carried out by Skanska, and the revamp of 15 Bishopsgate, which is part of the Tower 42 estate and will provide new office and retail space over seven floors.