Faithful+Gould strengthens property team with new Regional Director in Leeds

Jaime-Louise O'Donnell
Phil Davies has been appointed Regional Director to lead the property sector in Leeds for Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group. Phil’s appointment further strengthens the region’s property team and supports the ongoing success of the Leeds City Region economic strategy.

Phil joins from AECOM, where he was the Director and PPC (Program, Cost, Consultancy) lead for the North of England. His expertise in managing teams to deliver large and complex projects has seen Phil play key delivery roles on a 55-storey student residential tower in central Manchester; Leeds City College’s Printworks Campus; the refurbishment of Leeds Kirkgate Market; and on a national property development strategy for a leading soft drinks manufacturer.

At Faithful+Gould, Phil will be responsible for leading the property arm of the business in Leeds, strengthening existing relationships and developing new partnerships with key organisations from both the private and public sectors.

"Phil’s strong collaborative approach, and experience in a range of sectors including residential, commercial development and manufacturing, complements our existing expertise and will prove invaluable as he helps drive the growth of our business. With a proven track record in key account and client management, Phil will undertake a central role in our five-year growth plans for both the region and on a national scale". Phil Thwaite, Director, Leeds office.

Faithful+Gould is working on several notable projects in the Leeds region, many of which form part of the city’s rich heritage. The portfolio of projects includes the Leeds Integrated Station Masterplan; Temple Works, the Grade I listed former flax mill in Holbeck for Commercial Estates Group [CEG]; the refurbishment of the Department of Health & Social Care offices at Quarry House; and the new Creative Arts building for Leeds Beckett University.

On his appointment, Phil Davies, said: “The Leeds region is currently experiencing the largest growth in private sector jobs in the UK, presenting a great opportunity for the property industry. With a real enthusiasm for regeneration and placemaking, ranging from education and community venues to entertainment areas, as well as office and residential facilities, I look forward to working with Faithful+Gould to grow an already thriving business, and to realise the potential of the Leeds region in line with the Leeds City Region strategy.”

The Leeds City Region strategy can be viewed here.

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