Morgan Sindall appoints new managing director

Construction firm Morgan Sindall has appointed Dave Smith as its new regional managing director for the North West and the West Midlands.

Smith, formerly area director for the West Midlands, will oversee the growth of the North West business, which has offices in Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham.

He takes over from Danny Murray, who now assumes the role of managing director for all of the company's construction projects in the north.

Projects for Morgan Sindall in the region include a £50.5m contract to design and build Wigan Life Centre, a £10m mixed use design and build scheme for St Modwen and Halton Council at Venture Fields in Widnes and a £15m scheme to create a new manufacturing technology centre at Ansty Park, Coventry.

The business is also a construction partner of the North West Construction Hub, a high value framework which will deliver a range of capital works projects throughout the region, and part of Liverpool City Council's Building Schools for the Future wave 2 framework.

Prior to joining Morgan Sindall in 2009, Smith spent six years with regeneration specialist St Modwen, where he worked on projects including the £100m Edmonton Green redevelopment, one of London's largest mixed-use urban regeneration schemes.

Smith said: "The formation of Morgan Sindall plc, which brought together our construction and infrastructure divisions, has put us in great shape to take advantage of new opportunities across a range of sectors.

"There's no doubt that in today's economic climate tender processes are more challenging, but that plays to our strengths. Morgan Sindall has a superb reputation for successfully delivering quality projects and as such we are well positioned to expand our order book."

He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building and started his career in 1986 as a labourer, before becoming a site engineer and then progressing through the management ranks.

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