Adam Wisher will manage the developer’s North West portfolio and also lead the Greater Manchester Station Alliance, a partnership to deliver regeneration opportunities across the city-region.
Developer LCR – originally London & Continental Railways – was formed in 1994 to operate the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and own the UK arm of the Eurostar rail service.
More recently, the wholly Government-owned developer has worked on transport-linked regeneration schemes including those at Kings Cross and Stratford City in London.
In the North West, its portfolio includes the 24-acre mixed-use Mayfield scheme in Manchester, with LCR part of the consortium delivering the £1.4bn project over the next decade. The Mayfield Partnership received planning consent for the first phase in February.
Wisher, who has been promoted from his previous role as developer director at LCR, joined the company in 2016.
The office is intended to support LCR’s growing portfolio of strategic partnerships with local authorities across the North, including in Greater Manchester and Merseyside as well as the West Midlands, where LCR is providing land assembly, masterplanning and development management advice.
Wisher’s promotion is part of the LCR’s creation of three regional director roles to oversee key projects across the country.
Peter Hawthorne, interim chief executive of LCR, said: “We want to accelerate the delivery of high-quality housing and community assets, and are committed to leveraging our unique skillset and partnerships across the public, private, rail and real estate sectors to unlock land for development.
“These [appointments] equip us with national reach and give us the resource to engage with local authorities across the country and assess the potential for development at every railway station.”