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HDD appoints project manager as team grows

10th July 2018

A project manager who led the delivery of a £550 million redevelopment in the Midlands has joined Birmingham-based Henry Davidson Developments (HDD).

Guy Scott has been appointed by HDD, the leading developer of retail-led mixed-use schemes, as it continues to bolster its presence with a range of new projects across the country.

The former project director of the £550 million Lawley Village Sustainable Urban Extension in Telford joins HDD from Arcadis, where he led the Birmingham City Hospital redevelopment, a strategic land development project for Leicester City Council and also the scheme to relocate Warwick DC offices within a new mixed use development in Leamington Spa.

His 30-year career also includes spells at Persimmon Homes West Midlands and EC Harris, where he was involved in a major inner city community regeneration scheme in Higher Broughton, Salford. Guy also led the Project and Commercial Management commission for Sainsbury’s new build stores within the West Midlands and was involved in a major residential-led regeneration project in North Solihull with an estimated value of £1.5 billion.

HDD managing director Scott Davidson said: “We’ve known Guy for some years through our work on the Lawley Village development. He’s someone I admire for his wide range of project management skills gained during an impressive career. His track record speaks for itself, and I’m delighted that he’s agreed to join the team here at Henry Davidson Developments.”

Guy, from Shrewsbury, said: “I know from experience that Henry Davidson Developments delivers high quality neighbourhood centres, working hand-in-hand with local authorities, national housebuilders and other key stakeholders. It demonstrated its ambition through its recent relocation to the heart of Birmingham and with the first class team of property professionals it has established.

“Joining the team at this exciting time in the development of the business was an opportunity I couldn’t refuse and I’m looking forward to playing an important role in the growth of the company.”

Since moving to Birmingham 12 months ago HDD has appointed Simon Horan as business development director, development director Alastair Robertson-Dunn, director Graeme Cosgrove, and project director Kevin Foster.

HDD’s new business drive is focusing on Birmingham and the wider West Midlands, but also locations within a two-hour drive including the Chilterns, Oxfordshire, the South West and East Midlands, as well as select conurbations to the north to include Greater Manchester.

HDD has recently delivered major retail led mixed use developments across the UK, including Didcot in Oxfordshire, Newtown Leys at Milton Keynes, Hampton at Peterborough, and the final phase of Lawley Village in Telford.