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about us

It’s not just what we do,
it’s the way we do it.

exigere was set up to do things differently.

Our independent cost consultancy combines insight and industry expertise with a bespoke, hands-on and friendly approach. We are proactive and impartial advocates for our clients, managing costs, identifying risks and advising on the best way to manage and mitigate them.

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About Us - Meet the team
Meet the team

At exigere, we firmly believe in the importance of recruiting and developing the right people at every level.

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Our clients

Our approach

Since our inception, we have contributed to the success of a varied portfolio of prestigious and award-winning projects. As our company and reputation has grown we have retained our founding values, working collaboratively with clients and design teams to manage uncertainty and deliver on both commercial objectives and design ambition.

Operating extensively across London and the south east, we understand the individual issues and challenges affecting a wide range of sectors today, and are able to tailor our experience to offer flexible, pragmatic and insightful solutions.

Our success is built on great relationships. We are responsive team players who add value by being part of an integrated team, working to ensure project success from concept through to delivery. We are passionate about good design and help achieve this through proactively managing and reporting on cost in a timely manner, and in a way which supports and enables creativity. Our early involvement in a project means we can provide industry insight, backed up with relevant benchmarking data to help inform appropriate design options and efficient decision-making.

We never shy away from the need to challenge, and we in turn like to be challenged, adapting to the unexpected and exploring alternatives and options until we find the right solution for a project.

Leaders in digital innovation

Today’s challenges demand agility, innovation and a more integrated approach to cost information.

Key features of the platform

  • Interactive dashboard reports
  • Benchmarking reports
  • Area benchmarking
  • Elemental cost analysis
  • In depth analysis of contractor mark-ups
  • Functional area benchmarking

We made a conscious decision to put technology at the forefront of our business, investing in award-winning, bespoke software and apps to create robust project dashboards, collect data more effectively, and give clients better access to real-time cost information, metrics and reports.

Using integrated, cloud-based technology, we have created a shared, centralised system which automatically generates and tracks a project’s lifecycle automation, backed by a robust office intranet allowing us to share best practice and facilitating seamless internal communication and remote working. Our tools empower people to take ownership of their role and outputs within a rigorously quality-checked system.

Our ‘project insights’ app offers a centralised project stakeholder interface, harvesting 1,700 data points from our integrated project, area and cost apps. Digital benchmarking has changed the way we collate data and make it available as a digital experience. Single projects can be compared on a stage-by-stage process in their lifecycle or can be compared to entirely different projects built over different timeframes. The platform helps us to demystify costs for our clients by delivering concise and informative reports in simple, transparent and visually understandable formats.

Sustainability at the forefront

About Us - Sustainability

As quantity surveyors, we recognise our responsibility in contributing to the industry’s number one challenge - carbon.

Operationally, exigere became carbon neutral plus two years ago, but we continue to work towards our science-based targets in projects, collaborating across the supply chain to make meaningful advances based on carbon cost planning and accurate data with regard to life cycle costings.

Everybody at exigere genuinely cares about what we do

JLL Triathlon

The culture at exigere seems to be very different to most cost consultants. They approach projects with a highly cooperative attitude and have a proactive way of working that focuses on how to deliver quality and value, rather than just reporting against what’s been drawn.

Harry Bucknall

A strong internal culture is integral to the success of our business. We believe it benefits staff and clients alike.

We value and invest in our people, actively recruiting those who can contribute to our approach and ethos. We nurture our in-house talent so that we can continue to offer quality and consistency to the market.

Over time we have evolved clear, centralised systems and processes which allow our people to learn and progress quickly within the firm, and develop a fulfilling career path with us.

We enjoy a positive, informal and inclusive working environment, with great opportunities and benefits which support our people both personally and professionally. Beyond our immediate work, we also like to give something back and collectively champion a number of charities close to our heart, through fundraising and pro-bono work.

An award-winning place to work

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Invest in people gold BW
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Investors in People Awards 2022 - Black

Increasingly, staff are looking to join firms who can demonstrate their commitment to the best standards in the industry and we are delighted to be able to offer opportunity and benefits which attract the brightest and most diverse talent in the business.

We are proud to have achieved a Gold Investors in People accreditation and to have been awarded Consultant of the Year at the Building Awards 2021 and Best Use of Technology in the Investors in People Awards 2022.