Emirati sustainability consultancy firm to use footprint outside the region to compete in world market
Home-grown UAE consultancy firm AESG has announced the opening of its new operations hub in London, which it will use to compete in the world market.
The Dubai-based consultants specialising in solving build environment and sustainability challenges said in a statement that the move builds on the ongoing success of its practice in the Middle East and follows years of double digit growth for the company in the region, during which it has successfully delivered numerous projects for international clients, including many from the United Kingdom.
“Based on our leading position in the Middle East market, clients have increasingly requested for our services outside of the region. Opening an office in London was a natural step as many of our international clients operate in that market, which is a hub for international activity in real estate development and design excellence. This aligns with our expansion strategy of focusing on markets that value high quality consultancy services,” said Saeed Al Abbar, director at AESG.
The new office will serve as a hub for other European and international markets, said the statement from AESG, which offers several specialist consultancy services and will initially focus on delivering these services to clients through this new European hub.
AESG has worked with several international architecture and development firms to deliver important projects in the region, such as The Opus in Business Bay, Dubai, and the Bee’ah Headquarters in Sharjah, both of which were designed by Zaha Hadid, the late award-winning architect.
Other projects in AESG’s portfolio are ICD Brookfield Place and the Dubai Design District designed by Foster + Partners, as well as the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020, which was designed by Santiago Calatrava.
“We have extensive experience working with leading architectural practices in Europe and opening our offices in London will enable us to build on this,” said Al Abbar. “By going global, we will be able to replicate best practices that we develop from our operations in the international markets in our Middle East practice and vice versa, which will only serve to further enhance the quality and value of our offerings.”