Hardies completes acquisition of Aberdeen quantity surveying practice

Danny McArthur and Shirley Thomson

HARDIES Property & Construction Consultants has acquired Aberdeen-based quantity surveying practice BDG Thomson Gray.

The move has been described as bolstering Hardies’ offering in the Scotland’s north east, where it did not have a QS department.

Founded in 1885, BDG Thomson Gray is one of the oldest quantity surveying practices in Scotland, specialising in quantity surveying, project management, principal designer and dispute resolution.

The acquisition sees BDG Thomson Gray owner Shirley Thomson become a partner in Hardies with responsibility for running its QS department in Aberdeen. She will also head its dispute resolution department.

Ms Thomson is appointed to the RICS chairman’s panel of adjudicators.

Danny McArthur, Hardies’ senior partner, said, “We have witnessed continued growth in our Aberdeen office over recent years. This deal strengthens our position in the northeast of Scotland and provides additional local support to our and BDG Thomson Gray’s clients.

“Shirley coming on board significantly increases our service offering in Dispute Services which was an area identified in our growth plan. A well-known figure in the Aberdeen area, we are delighted to have Shirley join our team.”

Shirley Thomson added, “What appealed about this deal is that Hardies share our thinking in terms of the quality of service we deliver and how we look after and develop our staff. We regard this deal as atremendous opportunity that enables us to expand the range of projects we can undertake for existing and new clients.”