Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) is expanding its national planning, development and regeneration service with the appointment of former Erinaceous director of planning, Tony McAteer, together with his team.
The move reunites Tony and four colleagues: director Mark Wolstenholme, associate director Nick Mills, senior planner Jennie Hann and graduate Claire Norris, with former colleagues, director Richard Moffat and associate director Katie Fluhrer, who joined LSH from Erinaceous earlier this year.
The appointments represent the latest step by LSH to increase its national service lines and to support the business’ aggressive development plans, launched in 2007.
The team bolsters the company's national planning capability and will play a key role in LSH’s large-scale client land disposal programme and in its strategic residential development partnership with Sequence.
Operating nationally and based in LSH’s Manchester office, the new team will work closely with LSH’s Manchester-based Urban Regeneration department, as well as existing planning teams based in LSH’s Birmingham, London, Cardiff, and Chelmsford offices.
Stephen Hemming, director of planning in LSH’s Birmingham office, said: "I am delighted that the LSH planning team has grown with the addition of new colleagues in Manchester.
"This recognises the increasingly important emphasis upon planning in our business sector, and having already collaborated with Richard Moffat since his arrival, I look forward to working with the rest of the team in the future.
"Bringing Tony and his team into LSH is a tremendous result for us and will strengthen our ability to offer strategic, top quality national planning services to our clients.
"As we expand the range and breadth of our national service lines, we believe that we can offer an increasingly attractive combination of national strength and specialist expertise."