Partnership homes developer Lovell has appointed David Ward as its managing director for the North.

Mr Ward takes up the newly-created director position with Lovell, which has local offices in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire and is part of Morgan Sindall Group, after a 31-year career with Keepmoat Group where he held a series of senior roles and was most recently strategic projects director.

In his new role, Mr Ward will drive forward planned growth across Lovell Scotland, and North West and Eastern England in line with the company’s national business plan.

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Steve Coleby, Lovell managing director, said: "David has wide-ranging residential experience, industry expertise and knowledge of the market.

"He is therefore the ideal candidate to lead our ambitious plans for strategic growth across the North, where we are delivering an exciting mix of land-led residential developments, major joint venture projects and large-scale housing regeneration programmes."

Current projects include a £25 million development of 133 homes in Kinghorn, Fife.


New property manager appointed as firm moves to expand

LCP, the commercial property and investment company, has appointed a new property manager as it continues to grow its Scotland office.

David Irvine, above, joins the Glasgow-based team from CBRE, where he was associate director, working within the national team’s office and retail portfolios.

He was senior surveyor at Workman LLP prior to this.

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In his new role, he will work alongside the asset management team to grow LCP’s portfolios across Scotland.

Mr Irvine said: "It’s clear from LCP’s acquisitions over the past couple of years and its ambitions to grow further that it is a strong and confident company.

"This level of dynamism, along with a strong team based both in Glasgow and elsewhere in the UK, made the prospect of working here an attractive one."

Roddy Proudfoot, LCP asset manager, said: "David has a strong background in the management of shopping centres, retail parks and multi-let industrial assets via his previous roles."