Chartered Quantity Surveying Consultancy Base Quantum (‘Base’) has opened an office in Dubai to meet and build on the growing demand by high-profile clients, including government bodies, for the firm’s services in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Work throughout those regions will be serviced from the Dubai office and will include the firm’s recent appointments on a number of international arbitrations relating to major infrastructure projects throughout the region (valued at more than £250million).

The Dubai office is located in Sports City. The team there is already growing, with plans to appoint additional team members in the coming months.

CEO Duncan Hughes-Phillips comments: “This is the firm’s first overseas opening, reflecting the continuing success in quantum and programming expert witness work in collaboration with Time | Quantum Expert Forensics (‘TQEF’), our growing reputation in the Middle East and Africa and the number of infrastructure, employer and major government contracts we are winning.”

“We are expanding rapidly both in the UK and abroad. Opening a Dubai office is a key strategic decision for us, acknowledging the increasing requirement there for UK expertise and our expectation of continuing substantial growth in the region highlighted by major events like Expo 2020 in Dubai and the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

“Our philosophy is to give realistic, professional advice and to follow through effectively. Feedback from our clients refers to our approach as ‘robust and refreshing’. We aim to identify potential problems in advance so that they can be avoided. We believe that this approach in combination with our outstanding expertise is the bedrock of our UK and overseas success.”

Base, was set up in 2012 and specialises in expert witness work and advising clients who are in dispute or are seeking to avoid disputes. The dynamic and growing firm also offers commercial management services to contractors, traditional Quantity Surveying services and expert witness services to claimants, defendants and parties throughout the UK and abroad.