Construction consultancy Lysander continues European growth

31 January 2022 2 min. read
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UK origin construction consultancy Lysander has announced a significant European expansion. As the company celebrates its 21st anniversary, it has launched bases in Germany, Spain, France, Italy, and the Netherlands.

Chairman James Duckworth commented, “Since launching 21 years ago, Lysander has grown an enviable portfolio of clients and projects across the UK, Ireland, EMEA and Asia. Client relationships have expanded and strengthened as we have grown, and it made sense to invest in the long-term potential of our existing and future relationships.”

Lysander’s team repeatedly works with some of the most largest occupiers and developers in the world. As the economy rebounds, and delayed construction projects get back underway, demand for project and cost managers shows no sign of abating. This is particularly the case in the industrial and logistics markets. This has been something which has enabled Lysander to grow its domestic footprint, with offices now including Central London, Godalming, Northampton and Newcastle.

Richard May, James Duckworth and Tim Roles

Building on this momentum with foreign expansion was the next natural step, according to Duckworth. After successful launches in Germany, where the company’s opened locales in Berlin and Munich in 2020, the rest of Europe beckoned.

Duckworth added, “There continues to be significant demand for experienced, commercially astute technical advisors across the industrial and logistics sectors, and we’ve already seen the positive impact that investing in the German market has made since our initial launch there two years ago. We’re delighted to be further expanding our European presence with some of the very best, most experienced leaders from across the fields of project and cost management.”

As it seeks to satisfy continued demand across the industrial, logistics and commercial sectors, Lysander has added locations in Frankfurt, Madrid, Paris, Milan and Rotterdam. According to Joint Managing Directors Tim Roles and Richard May, this gives the firm the opportunity to add to its impressive client base – which already includes repeat business from firms like Amazon, GLP, Google, Microsoft, BlackRock and Scannell Properties.

Roles and May added, “We are very excited about the future for Lysander. We have worked hard to establish a strong understanding of our clients' businesses, their ambitions and the challenges that they have faced, whilst they also move into new markets. We are very much aligned with them and will continue to bring our experience, pragmatism and positive attitude to their projects to ensure successful outcomes.”