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Two new directors bolster HDD’s Birmingham team

18th December 2017

Just weeks after relocating to Birmingham, Henry Davidson Developments (HDD) has announced it has bolstered its presence in the region with the appointment of two experienced directors.

Graeme Cosgrove and Kevin Foster have joined the ambitious property developers ahead of what promises to be a busy 2018 for the company.

Scott Davidson, managing director of HDD, said: “To welcome two directors of Graeme and Kevin’s calibre is a great boost to us at a time when we are establishing ourselves in Birmingham and winning new projects on a regular basis. They will reinforce our position as leading developers in retail-led schemes here in the Midlands and right across the country.”

Graeme has more than 27 years’ experience in commercial property across the retail, residential, and leisure sectors, having held a number of director roles at companies including Bass, Warner Bros, Wilson Bowden Developments, Savills and more recently  at Lincoln-based Simons Group where he was group director of development.

Notable projects he led while at Simons Group include managing delivery of the £17 million Portsmouth Retail Park, the £8 million Trinity Retail Park at Chipping Norton, and a £25 million North Lincolnshire Shopping Park in Scunthorpe and the £20 million Bargoed Gateway Retail Development in South Wales..

Graeme said: “This is an extremely exciting time to join HDD, with the company heading in a new direction and setting out plans for growth from its new Birmingham base. I am looking forward to being part of this new era and will endeavour to become a valued member of the team, building on the success it already enjoys.”

Kevin joins HDD as project director, with 27 years’ experience in commercial property across the retail, residential, hotel and office sectors, most recently at boutique hotel operator Cathedral Hotels Limited.

He has held development director and director roles at a number of companies, including asset management company Corum Investment Advisers and national property consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle, and has worked on key projects, such as Bull Ring Birmingham on behalf of The Birmingham Alliance, Market Buildings in Guernsey on behalf of a private client, together with numerous development projects across the UK in the commercial and residential sectors.

HDD recently relocated its headquarters from Nottingham to offices at Birmingham’s St Philip’s Point, to capitalise on the city’s booming commercial property market and to provide a strong platform for growth as it expands its operations.

Kevin said: “HDD is very well placed to win many new projects and have a very successful future, so it is a great time to join the company at its new Birmingham office. I’ve got to know the team here while working as a consultant and the time is right for me to join as project director as we grow the company by delivering high quality developments across the country.”