LONDON – Feb. 11, 2020 – Earlier this week, Cumming, a leading international project management and cost consultancy, announced that London-based TowerEight merged with its U.K. operating division to help drive continued growth throughout the European market.

TowerEight, an industry-leading construction consultancy that provides cost and project management services, was founded in early 2011 by James Morris, Simon Craven, and Toby Wait. From the very beginning, TowerEight and its founders, who previously worked together for more than 20 years before starting the firm, recognised the need for tailored property solutions that would generate a real commercial difference as the European construction landscape continued to become increasingly competitive.

“Earlier in my career, I was a client of TowerEight and I always appreciated their hands-on, principal-lead philosophy,” said Derek Hutchison, President at Cumming. “After experiencing TowerEight’s approach firsthand, I am not surprised they grew into such a highly regarded industry leader. Cumming’s investment in TowerEight demonstrates our strong belief in the firm and the tremendous potential of the U.K. market.”

Since its inception nearly 10 years ago, the TowerEight founders have grown the budding consultancy into a large team of trusted industry experts that consistently deliver successful projects for a broad range of sectors. With offices in both London and Manchester, the construction consultancy is leading some of the most high-profile hotel, mixed-use residential/PRS, hospitality, office, and student accommodation projects currently under development in the U.K.

“Partnering with Cumming allows TowerEight to provide additional advisory services and new specialised expertise to our current clients, while at the same time providing our team members with opportunities to develop their careers as we look to expand our geographic reach,” stated Toby Wait, one of the founding directors of TowerEight. “We had been looking for a true long-term partner with an outstanding reputation, an owner-driven culture, and international resources that could help take TowerEight to the next level. We have found this with Cumming.”

TowerEight will continue to operate under the day-to-day leadership of its current executive team.

Hutchison continued, “Cumming and many of our development and investment clients are very upbeat on the outlook for U.K. real estate. We anticipate more activity from overseas investors and heighted levels of meaningful transactions. With the addition of TowerEight’s expertise, our group is better positioned to support this growth.”

Cumming’s diverse portfolio includes an array of assignments in the healthcare, education, commercial, hospitality, retail, entertainment, and high-end residential sectors totaling more than $300 billion in project value. Focused on supporting its growing U.K. client base, Cumming was recently joined by both Mellersh & Harding Building Consultancy LLP (MHBC), a longstanding U.K. building surveying group, and Prosurv, a construction consultancy based in Stoke-on-Trent.

Cumming now has approximately 900 professionals across 29 U.S. offices, as well as in Beijing, London, Edinburgh, Manchester, and Stoke-on-Trent.

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Cumming is an international project and cost management firm with 29 domestic and 4 international offices, and approximately 900 team members. Since opening for business in 1996, Cumming has provided efficient and cost-effective solutions to ensure that projects in the commercial, hospitality, retail, entertainment, education, healthcare, and high-end residential sectors are executed on time and within budget. Cumming provides a solutions-oriented suite of services that specifically addresses its clients’ unique challenges, thus enabling them to achieve extraordinary results. For more information, please visit

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