Crews joins Capital&Centric to support growing pipeline
Martin Crews will leave One Heritage Group in March to join the Manchester-based company as development director.
Crews, whose interim replacement at One Heritage was announced yesterday, will oversee Capital&Centric’s pipeline of projects including several in the North West.
“Anyone joining our team needs to share our passion for creating places that have a standout identity and real community feel,” said Adam Higgins, co-founder of Capital&Centric.
“Martin really fits that bill. His experience of both historic assets as well as new residential is absolutely our sweet spot, and he’ll be leading on schemes with a mix of both.”
Capital&Centric is currently delivering the redevelopment of Weir Mill in Stockport into a 253-apartment complex, and the regeneration of Farnworth town centre.
Other schemes at earlier stages of the development process include Ancoats Works, which is awaiting approval from Manchester City Council, and the overhaul of the former Littlewoods complex in Liverpool.
Further afield, Capital&Centric is also bringing forward Eyewitness Works in Sheffield and Goods Yard in Stoke.
At One Heritage Group, Crews was instrumental in securing planning permission for the firm’s proposed 55-storey tower in Salford, and the acquisition of another site on Mirabel Street from Maryland Securities, with permission for 129 apartments.
Crews’ CV also includes stints at CityBlock and Haas Group.
Higgins added: “We’re always having conversations about expanding to new local authority areas, it just takes the right site with enough potential to hold true to our design-led values.
“2023 is shaping up to be a big year and it’ll be great to have Martin be a part of it.”