Morgan Sindall Construction has strengthened its regional leadership team, with Richard Potts and Shaun Jones becoming area directors for Liverpool and Manchester respectively.
The appointments come just under a year after Barry Roberts was promoted to managing director for Morgan Sindall Construction across the North West. Potts has been promoted from senior operations manager to area director for Liverpool, while ex-Forrest man Jones, who started with the firm earlier this year, is now heading Manchester.
Jones brings with him more than thirty years’ experience in the industry, with experience covering residential, including hotels and student accommodation, commercial, education and healthcare with a strong emphasis on pre-construction and repeat business.
Potts has been with Morgan Sindall since 2014, and has overseen the delivery of a range of schools through the Priority Schools Building Programme, as well as Bupa’s 148,000 sq ft flagship office at Salford Quays.
The appointments come at a significant time for Morgan Sindall Construction in the North West, with the contractor currently on site at several landmark developments across the region.
Morgan Sindall’s construction business is currently onsite delivering two schemes at Liverpool’s Paddington Village and has been appointed to transform the former Royal Mail building on Copperas Hill into a teaching hub and sports centre for Liverpool John Moores University.
In Greater Manchester, work began in October 2018 at the third build-to-rent block at English Cities Fund’s Slate Yard residential project in Salford, a £34m, 21-storey tower. Work is also progressing on site at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Arts & Humanities facility whilst pre-construction activities are progressing at Salford University’s School of Computing, Science and Engineering project.
Roberts said: “This is a very exciting time for Morgan Sindall Construction in the North West, with our teams on site at projects that will transform pivotal localities in the region. However, there is no room for complacency and we are determined to further grow our footprint while delivering dynamic schemes that support the future prosperity of communities across the North West.
“Richard and Shaun both have a wealth of experience and unrivalled knowledge in how to deliver successful projects that provide value for money and an excellent experience for the end user. The value of these appointments is already being felt, and will allow us to continue to deliver an exceptional service to customers old and new.”