Egis acquisition of Thomas & Adamson to enhance project management offer in Middle East


New strategic acquisition will enable Egis to strengthen and develop its client offering to deliver integrated solutions.

Leading global architectural, advisory, consulting and engineering firm Egis has acquired Thomas & Adamson, a renowned property and construction cost and project management consultancy headquartered in Edinburgh.

Bringing Thomas & Adamson on board will significantly enhance Egis’s project management and advisory capabilities for its clients across the United Kingdom and the Middle East.

Founded in 1935, Thomas & Adamson has a rich heritage, a team of 100 staff across the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates and a proven track record of supporting leading organisations through the complexities of procuring, delivering and operating assets in the built environment. The firm delivers cost and project management, building surveying and principal designer services across all major sectors in the built environment, including commercial, education, sports and hotels.

In the Middle East, Thomas & Adamson has 14 years of experience, particularly in cost management, across various sectors. The Thomas & Adamson team will work closely and become integrated within Egis’s Middle East team. Together, they will deliver enhanced value to clients by combining Thomas & Adamson’s strength in cost management with Egis’ comprehensive project management and engineering offer.

Alaa Abusiam, chief executive officer at Egis in the Middle East & South Asia, said: “We are excited to have the talented team from Thomas & Adamson join Egis to further elevate our expertise in project management and cost consultancy. They will allow Egis to continue to grow our capabilities. Combining their regional strength in cost management in the region with our strong portfolio of project management we will strengthen and develop our client offering to deliver integrated solutions.”

Alastair Wallace, senior partner at Thomas and Adamson, said: “Joining Egis opens up a world of possibilities for Thomas & Adamson. It enables us to engage with larger-scale projects and introduces our clients to a broader spectrum of services, particularly in sustainability and decarbonisation, which are critical in today’s world.”