We’re delighted to welcome six new appointments to our Leeds Office and announce the launch of a new Health and Safety Consultancy which will provide key site services including principal designer, health and safety training, compliance and risk assessments on projects across the UK.
Chris Thomson has been appointed Associate Director and head of the new division which has been launched in response to the growing focus within the industry on mitigating health and safety risks in construction following recent Government legislation. He is joined by Senior Health and Safety Consultant, Steve Silver.
Both were formerly with AA Projects where they led the Health and Safety Division and a team of eight consultants working across three offices providing services to a range of local, national and framework clients.
Chris comments: “This is an exciting opportunity to grow with one of the region’s most progressive consultancies and help clients and architects to mitigate development and construction risk from design stage through to completion.”
The Project Management Team in Leeds has been boosted by the appointment of Associate Director Paul Taylor, a former senior project manager for Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc where he was in charge of new store developments and major extensions and refurbishments.
He will be responsible for retail project management including the £15 million, 65,000 sq ft leisure extension to the White Rose Shopping Centre which Projex will deliver for owner Land Securities in spring 2017.
In addition, James Morphet, Charlie Couzins and Nick Livingstone have been appointed as Leeds-based graduate building surveyors.
Director Barry Graham says: “We are pleased to be expanding the team with six new recruits as we approach the end of a very busy year. They bring a range of skills and knowledge that will enhance our already very strong consultancy services.”
Projex has grown its headcount from an initial four in 2008 to over 40 today and is actively recruiting across all three of its offices in Leeds, London and Solihull.
White Rose is part of a total £500 million worth of live developments across the UK that the project management and cost consultancy will deliver for a range of clients in the next two years.