Social impact developer CAPITAL&CENTRIC has made five new hires as the company continues to grow.
Bolstering the development team is David Wells, who joins after a decade at Muse Developments where he was the Regional Director running the Leeds office. David brings a wealth of experience in public/private sector partnerships and large-scale regeneration projects.
David said: “It’s a great time to be joining CAPITAL&CENTRIC as they look to breathe new life into town centres across the UK, something that’s even more important in a post-COVID world. It’s a really exciting and impressive list of projects.
“I’ve always kept an eye on what Tim and Adam have been up to and really admire what they’ve done to shake up the property market by banning investors at Crusader and Phoenix. Their focus on people over property and creating social value really appealed to me.”
He joins Emma Cooper who is moving from Cube Homes where she has worked for the past eight years as a Project Manager across the company’s North West residential portfolio.
They join other recent hire Richard Spackman who was previously Project Manager at DeTrafford where he was working on the company’s residential portfolio across the North West, including the Manchester Gardens masterplan.
Andrew Bargh has also been appointed, who joins from CityBlock Group in Lancaster where he was Development Manager working across residential, student and commercial development.
The four will support CAPITAL&CENTRIC’s recent expansion into Greater Manchester towns, with plans for new communities in Rochdale, Stockport and Bolton, and into Stoke in the Midlands.
The company is also planning a new community on Swan Street in Manchester’s New Cross district and recently launched rentals at its £250m new garden neighbourhood Kampus (a joint venture with HBD). Residents have now also started moving into the owner occupier community created at Crusader Mill, which recently featured in the BBC2 documentary Manctopia.
Adam said: “It’s been a busy year for us with owner occupiers starting to move into Phoenix and Crusader in Piccadilly East and our garden neighbourhood, Kampus, opening its doors. Add to this the partnerships we’ve announced with Rochdale, Stockport, Bolton and Stoke, and it was time to grow the team.
“We’ve got around 3000 homes under development, so we’re definitely not the new kid on the block anymore! We’re always looking for new opportunities and the guys will be helping us to find more town centre sites in need of some love that can be repurposed into buzzing new communities.”
To add to the in-house marketing and design team, Ellen Petty will join as Marketing Manager from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. Ellen will work alongside CAPITAL&CENTRIC’s retained PR agency, Font Communications.