Further wins for the consultant’s six-month-old Mumbai office

Consultant Rider Levett Bucknall has picked up two further contracts out of its six-month-old Mumbai office in India.

The firm has been appointed quantity surveyor on a £1m office fit-out for global securities and investment banking group Jefferies International in Mumbai.

RLB will also work on a feasibility study for a retail complex in Bangalore, for the Zeus Development Corporation.

The contracts will both be completed by June this year.

Mark Weaver, managing partner for RLB, said: “Those working in the booming Indian construction sector have a need for our professional background and expertise. 

“Our decision to physically open our own office in Mumbai reinforces our determination to capitalise on this requirement as well as to work more closely with our client base to better serve their needs.

“This investment is already proving successful. We are delighted to have secured such two prestigious projects to our portfolio that already includes providing strategic cost consultancy advice for the fit-out of the Australian High Commission in New Delhi, new build apartments for Samsung in Thane, refurbishment of existing buildings at the Towers of Silence in Mumbai through to masterplanning projects such as Space City in Bangalore and Mega City in Navi Mumbai.”

Vishal Shah, partner at Rider Levett Bucknall, who heads up the Indian operation out of Mumbai, added: “The professional expertise that Rider Levett Bucknall can offer is invaluable to the construction growth we are experiencing in India and awareness of our presence in the marketplace is now at an all-time high.”