David Happell

David Happell


David is one of the founding partners of exigere, having left Davis Langdon (latterly AECOM) to establish the business with friends Dan Fryer and Richard Hopper.

Working predominantly within the commercial office sector, David leads new build, reinvention and fit out projects for a wide variety of London’s leading property developers, including Landsec, Brockton Capital, Brookfield, CLI Dartriver and GPE to name a few.

David particularly enjoys the early stages of projects, developing cost and procurement strategies to help clients and design teams deliver class leading projects. A great believer in adopting a fair, measured approach throughout his work, he is an advocate of collaboration amongst all stakeholders in any project to achieve the best results for all.

David brought a wealth of first hand experience to the team. David was extremely hands-on with the project from start to finish and ensured that his team worked collaboratively with the contractor’s cost team. Design changed rapidly as did the costs - David and his team managed the process efficiently and quickly.

Featured projects

Project Bell Hero
Project Bell Brockton Capital
Project Bell
The Gilbert and One Lackington Hero
The Gilbert and One Lackington Brookfield
The Gilbert and One Lackington
63-66 Coleman Street 1
63-66 Coleman Street CLI Dartriver
63-66 Coleman Street
160 Old Street Hero
160 Old Street  GPE
160 Old Street