Revived housing and industrial sectors drive recruitment at David Lock Associates

Written by: Adam Branson
Published on: 22 Apr 2014

David Keene

An increase in major commissions in the residential and industrial sectors is driving a recruitment push at consultancy David Lock Associates.

The firm is currently looking to hire relatively junior planners with around three to five years’ experience, as well as more senior planners with around five to seven years’ experience to work in its Milton Keynes-based office.

Speaking to Planning, David Lock Associates partner and deputy chairman David Keene (above) said that the company was experiencing an increased volume of commissions nationally, particularly in the housing market with both new and revived schemes coming forward.

However, he added that the company had also seen a substantial increase in work in the industrial sector, with corporate clients looking to build extensions to factories and other industrial buildings.

Keene added that the return of industrial work indicated that the economic recovery in the UK is based on more than a revived housing market.

“It balances out the froth of the housing market. These are real jobs that are being created,” he said.

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