Hastie takes charge for Wardell Armstrong

Martin Hastie has been appointed as the engineering consultancy’s regional director for Greater Manchester, succeeding Chris Rigby who has taken on a firm-wide role as operations director.

Rigby, who had held the role since 2012, will now have his work focused by the firm’s recent acquisition of Bury St Edmunds-based Archaeological Solutions.

Hastie is a specialist in land condition with more than two decades’ experience leading multi-disciplinary brownfield reclamation projects to support the commercial, residential, infrastructure and education sectors.

He is promoted from his current role as technical director within the ground and environmental engineering team and will be based at the company’s North West office in Bolton

Rigby said: “Martin has delivered many great multidisciplinary projects for the Firm and he will bring a wealth of experience and a fresh energy to this lead role. We are really looking forward to seeing his positive impact at regional level over the months and years to come.”

Hastie, a 20-year Wardell Armstrong veteran, added: “The recent Government announcements put a firm focus on the north in terms of investment and regeneration.

“Having such an experienced and enthusiastic team means we are perfectly positioned to support our clients in the delivery of projects during this exciting time”

The company is currently working with clients including United Utilities, Peel L&P, Gladman, J Murphy & Sons, Turner & Townsend and Your Housing Group.

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