The Manchester office of Lambert Smith Hampton has appointed Paul Shuker as director of planning, developing and consultancy, in a newly-created role.
Shuker joined from WYG, where he worked as director for the environment, planning and transport division.
He has experience dealing with strategic land holdings, infrastructure and site-specific projects for both private and public sector clients, having worked on all aspects of the planning process, from site identification and assessment to securing relevant planning permission and implementation through discharging conditions.
Past projects have included delivery of LXB’s two Riverside and Kingsmead regeneration sites in Stafford town centre, U&I’s Friarsgate city centre scheme in Lichfield and working as part of the team that delivered the Storyhouse theatre project in Chester, which opened in 2017. He was also the planning lead for Princes Gate, the £37m regeneration scheme in Oldham town centre.
Gayle Taylor, head of North West operations at Lambert Smith Hampton said: “Paul comes from a strong consultancy background and has the valuable experience and industry insights we need to keep pushing the planning and developing consultancy team forward. In his new role, Paul will be focused on expanding the team’s current scope, reach and influence across the North West, and we very much welcome him to the business.”