Advantage West Midlands has appointed two project directors to oversee more than £600 million of land and property schemes aimed at transforming the business landscape in Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry and Warwickshire.
Phil Roberts and Alan Turner join the agency with wide experience in development and civil engineering.
Mr Turner will be responsible for overseeing the development of the £60 million Eastside Learning and Leisure Quarter and the Longbridge Technology Park, both of which are reaching crucial stages in the planning process.
Finishing touches are currently being put to the Eastside master plan which will see a technology-based business park around Millennium Point.
And a detailed planning application is due to be submitted from Advantage West Midlands and developers St Modwen for the technology park in the near future.
Mr Turner joins from Arup where he spent 31 years and was involved in the construction of a host of landmark buildings in Birmingham including the ICC, Brindleyplace and the NEC.
Mr Roberts will be managing major schemes including the £100 million Science Park at Pebble Mill where work is under way on the demolition on the home of the former BBC.
He will also take charge of a 100-acre major investment site at Ansty in Warwickshire; redevelopment of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon which will see a new 1,000 audience capacity theatre built inside the original Art Deco building; a proposed multi-use project at Bristol Street South at the gateway to Birmingham city centre; and the Camp Hill project in Nuneaton which forms part of a wider transformation of the estate.
With 35 years of experience in the property industry, Mr Roberts was a director at residential property firm Chesterton for nine years and worked for British Gas for more than a decade.