Ekosgen strengthens Manchester office

Regeneration consultancy Ekosgen's Manchester office has hired two new staff from Gladman and DTZ.

Simon Turner joins from Cheshire-based developer Gladman as associate director. He will work on an economic masterplan for the Tees Valley and on plans to regenerate a disused motorcycle park in Lincolnshire. Turner previously worked for King Sturge and DTZ.

Ruth Brown joins Ekosgen as a senior consultant after seven years at DTZ. She has led studies in recent years into retail-led regeneration, community cohesion and the economic contribution made by faith communities.

Brown said: "It's been clear from talking to partners that Ekosgen has an outstanding reputation in its field. It's great to be here and working with them."

Ekosgen's recent workload includes the preparation of strategic regeneration frameworks for South Manchester and West Salford and a number of plans to regenerate areas in Manchester including Moss Side, Ardwick and Collyhurst. The company also developed Sheffield's economic masterplan, which sets out a vision to create 30,000 new jobs and close an 'output gap' of around £1bn.

Ekosgen also has offices in Exeter, Sheffield and Glasgow.

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