Muse boosts London Projects Team

Posted on 2 April, 2015 by admin

Urban regeneration specialist, Muse, has strengthened its London development and management teams with a series of senior promotions and appointments in line with a growing order book across the capital.


Part of the Morgan Sindall Group, Muse Developments is currently in the middle of  a pipeline of major projects across London, including schemes in Lewisham, Canning Town, Brentford, Tottenham Hale and Brixton. It also has other south of England developments underway in Bristol, Reading and Basingstoke.

Philip Day is joining Muse as project director from Mace, where he worked as operations director for eight years. He has more than 15 years’ experience in delivering new build commercial and residential schemes.

Michael Orr has taken up the role of development director, joining Muse from Lend Lease where he worked from 2008. He has a broad range of experience, gained from a number of major London projects within a variety of sectors.

John Robinson also joining Muse as development director from Kier Development where he has worked since 2011. He brings a broad range of residential and commercial experience to the company.

“This is an exciting time for Muse, with landmark developments underway across London and the south,” commented its regional director for the south, Mike Auger. “Our new team members bring with them a breadth of experience and skills, which will play a vital role in delivering key projects.”

Muse has also recently promoted three other senior staff in its nationwide operation. Thomasin Renshaw, part of the company’s southern team, and North West-based Wes Erlam have both been promoted to development director.

And Alan McBride, working out of the firm’s Leeds office on projects across Yorkshire and the North East, has been promoted to project director.

Matthew Fitzgerald — who at NHS Property Services was responsible for managing its 4,000-strong property portfolio — has been named as Sheffield-based Commercial Property Partners’ (CPP) new head of property and asset management.

“The opportunity to join CPP was just too good to miss,” he admitted. “The company has made a magnificent start since it was launched just 18 months ago, forging a tremendous reputation and establishing itself as a leading independent consultancy in Yorkshire & the Midlands.”

North Yorkshire law firm, Dacre Son & Hartley, has promoted two of its property professionals.

Chris O’Mahony, who heads the firm’s Pateley Bridge and Ripon offices after joining the business nine years ago, has been promoted to senior associate. And Mark Kane, who was recruited by Dacres three years ago to manage the Baildon office, has been upgraded to an associate.

A former partner at the North West law firm of Brabners has moved to the Manchester planning team at Pinsent Masons as a legal director. Claire Gregory will advise on the full range of environmental, health and safety and energy and climate change matters as well as a broad range of corporate, real estate projects and finance-related matters.

After finishing her two-year training contract with the firm, Swindon-based Bower & Bailey Solicitors has appointment solicitor Sarah Davis as the latest member of its commercial property team. She completed her law degree at Oxford Brookes University in 2008 and her Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London.

Leeds law firm Clarion has appointed Gina Rhodes and Amy Silverwood as associates and Charlotte Skinner and Lauren Clark as paralegals to its growing property team.

Rhodes has 11 years’ experience as a commercial property solicitor and joins from Squire Patton Boggs. Silverwood now specialises in real estate litigation and property finance after studying for her Legal Practice Course at College of Law in York.

As paralegals, Skinner completed her Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School Leeds last year and Clark has worked as a legal assistant in a conveyancing firm having qualified with a law degree.

Story: Cliff Goodwin

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