Turner & Townsend is likely to grow 15% this financial year, the consultant’s UK managing director Steve McGuckin has told delegates at the Mipim

Steve McGuckin

The firm posted bumper financial results last financial year to 30 April 2012, with revenue up 20% to £244.3m and pre-tax profit up 46% to £23m.

Speaking at a T&T briefing on the commercial sector, McGuckin also spoke about the problem-hit Edinburgh tram project publicly for the first time.

Edinburgh City Council brought in T&T to programme manage the scheme in August 2011 after a contractual dispute led the council to admit it was running £200m over budget.

McGuckin said T&T has “helped the city of Edinburgh re-align the project and it is currently being delivered to plan”.

T&T’s project manager on London’s Shard, Robert Deatker, also told delegates Western Europe’s tallest skyscraper has a “100 year design life”.