Global professional services consultancy Turner & Townsend has announced a new strategic partnership with US specialist in project controls, Taurus Project Consulting, Inc.
The partnership will see the creation of a new business – Turner & Townsend Taurus.
Operating from Taurus’ existing head office in Boston, Massachusetts, but also drawing on Turner & Townsend’s network of 110 offices in 45 countries, Turner & Townsend Taurus will support both business’ clients within the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries worldwide.
Founded in 2011 by Jason Haskell, Taurus has a track record in project controls within life sciences. Together, Turner & Townsend and Taurus’ joint client list includes over half of the major pharmaceutical businesses worldwide, including five of the top 10 companies.
Haskell and his senior team will continue to head up the business under the new partnership, working with Turner & Townsend’s Managing Director for the USA, John Robbins.
The merger is the latest milestone in the growth of Turner & Townsend’s North America business, in line with its ambition to become the leading global professional services consultancy within capital programs.
In the USA, the business employs over 600 people working from 14 offices, including hubs in New York, San Francisco and Houston.
Commenting on the new partnership, John Robbins, managing director USA at Turner & Townsend said: “The life sciences sector continues to see exponential growth, as healthcare spending soars in the USA and across global regions. This brings opportunities but also challenges the major players in the industry as they seek to manage their real estate assets in a way that accelerates performance.
“This merger will build on the expertise of both teams to support clients navigating this fast-paced commercial environment – bringing together Taurus’ work in project controls alongside Turner & Townsend’s own experience and global reach.”