Pollitt was most recently assistant project director at Liverpool Waters

Pollitt leaves Peel after 17 years

Sarah Townsend

Ian Pollitt, a long-standing employee of the Peel Group who has held project management roles at Mersey Docks and Liverpool Waters, has left the company and is pursuing other opportunities.

Liverpool-based Pollitt was most recently assistant project director at Peel L&P’s Liverpool Waters, the £5bn redevelopment of 50 acres along the city’s waterfront, where he worked for the past 14 years.

Prior to that, he was a management surveyor at Peel’s Mersey Docks and Harbour company, where he worked for 17 years after joining in 1989.

Pollitt, who has been on furlough leave during the coronavirus lockdown, declined to comment on the reasons for his departure when questioned by Place North West.

In a statement published on social media websites Twitter and Linkedin, Politt wrote: “After 17 years at Mersey Docks and Harbour Company and most recently, 14 years with Peel L&P, it’s now time to explore new work opportunities.

“I am exceptionally proud to have led on some of the [Liverpool] city region’s biggest regeneration projects and initiatives; working with and alongside some incredible people – many of whom I now consider friends.

“If you’ve previously worked with me, you’ll know my passion for, and commitment to, our city region and the people, young and old, who live and work here.

“Delivering game-changer projects such as Liverpool Waters has really been a privilege and one that I will always look back on with great fondness. I look forward to watching this world-class scheme progress even further in the years to come.”

He added that he is now “on the look-out for new, exciting opportunities that mirror my knowledge, ambition, experience and industry insight”. Potential executive and non-executive roles in the built environment, construction and placemaking fields are especially of interest, he wrote.

“If you fancy connecting for an informal chat (virtually or socially distanced, of course!), please do drop me a line.”

Pollitt, who has been a director of the Southport Business Improvement District since December and is also a governor of the City of Liverpool College, is understood to have already left his post following his furlough period. It is not known whether he remains on gardening leave.

Peel Group has been contacted for comment.

Patagonia Place, Princes Dock, Liverpool Waters

Patagonia Place at Princes Dock, part of the £5bn Liverpool Waters

 

 

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Good luck Ian in your new role, you have always been approachable and ready to lend an ear when asked. Best wishes for the future!

By Paul Bergin

Hopefully you will stay in the area, Ian – otherwise we will miss you. All that experience and knowledge. Total respect and a real gentleman too.

By Jane Harrad-Roberts

Best wishes to you and your family for the future, You have been to many of us the human face of Peel for many years.

By John Howell