Cole Waterhouse appoints planning manager

George Smith

Developer Cole Waterhouse has appointed George Smith as planning manager, joining a team of eight based at its new offices in central Manchester.

Cole Waterhouse said the move is part of a drive to accelerate the expansion of its operations into new sectors.

Formerly senior town planner at consultancy DP9, Smith will be involved in projects including the 20,000 square metre residential scheme No.1 Old Trafford, and the First Way Campus student accommodation building in Wembley, London.

Prior to joining DP9 in London, Smith worked for Building Design Partnership (BDP) in Manchester, and Bilfinger GVA, now Avison Young.

Smith said: “I’ll be working closely with the management team in Manchester, London and Birmingham to ensure we maximise the potential from the development pipeline and deliver the schemes as efficiently as possible.”

Cole Waterhouse chief executive Damian Flood said Smith has "experience in both surveying and planning practices" and "will liaise with external planning consultants across all of our schemes to ensure that development timelines are met and projects delivered on time". 

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