Turner & Townsend, the global professional services business, and alinea, the London-based cost consultancy, have reached an agreement to join forces, establishing a unique and disruptive force in the capital’s real estate cost management market. Under the terms of the agreement, alinea’s team of technical experts has merged with Turner & Townsend UK’s London cost management team effective. The combined team will operate in the London real estate cost management market as Turner & Townsend alinea and will be led by Iain Parker. It forms part of Turner & Townsend’s 4,000 strong UK team, which delivers major programmes, programme management, cost and commercial management, net zero and digital solutions for clients across real estate, infrastructure and natural resources. The joint team creates a unique cost management offering in the London market, matching the depth of alinea’s expert capabilities in the investor developer and tall buildings sectors with Turner & Townsend’s wider breadth of services and global reach. This is reinforced by a shared and unrivalled track record in the delivery of major real estate projects across the capital, including Battersea Power Station, Chelsea Barracks, the Shard, 22 Bishopsgate, One Bishopsgate Plaza and Brent Cross Regeneration. Together, Turner & Townsend alinea aims to become the leading data-led digital cost consultancy in London and an authority on the economics of sustainability. With alinea’s distinctive approach and Turner & Townsend’s leading digital platform and wider service offering – from project management to advising clients on net zero strategies through 118 offices in 50 countries – it will have the capability and capacity to cover every aspect of project delivery.