Construction cost consultancy expands EMEA team

Robert McQueen

CONSTRUCTION cost consultancy Soben has announced the appointment of Robert McQueen and Max Elswood as project directors for Soben Consultancy UK & Europe.

A quantity surveyor for 17 years, Robert joins from Robinson Low Francis, where he spent five years as a project director working in a variety of sectors, most recently specialising in the commercial office sector delivering the £75 million Atlantic Square scheme for BAM Properties. Prior to joining Soben, Max was employed at Turner & Townsend as an associate director and worked across various data centre sites in both EMEA and the US.

Max Elswood said, “Joining Soben is an incredibly exciting time for me, and seeing the vision and drive work its way through the business has been great to witness. Together, we have a real focus on growing in the data centre sector and differentiating us in the market is something I am very passionate about. We are striving for an unrivalled experience for both our talent and clients.”

Max Elswood

Robert McQueen added, “I am delighted to be on board as we look to grow the consultancy business with Soben in the UK and Europe. I am really excited about the ambitious plans that are in place as we continue to support our existing portfolio of clients whilst developing our service offering into new sectors.”

Derek McFarlane, MD for Soben Consultancy in UK and Europe, commented, “Both Robert and Max are fantastic additions to the consultancy team at Soben. Their knowledge and experience will prove invaluable to the business. It is great to see the strength in depth and quality of our senior management team that is being assembled at Soben. We can be very excited about our future.”

Soben revealed it has further plans for expansion, targeting 1,000 people globally by 2030.