Jeremy Mears Appointed as Head of Faithful+Gould’s Exeter Office

Claire Turnbull
Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has appointed associate director Jeremy Mears as the new head of the Exeter office.

Previously head of building surveying at the Exeter office, Jeremy took on his new role on 1 July 2018. Jeremy joined Faithful+Gould’s Exeter team in 2014 from Bailey Partnership, where he lead the building surveying team in Exeter for a number of years. Jeremy, who is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, started his career in 1994, initially in London before moving back to Exeter. Utilising skills gained from studying a masters in historic conservation, Jeremy’s early career with Bailey Partnership focused on delivering projects for Historic Royal Palaces in London. Jeremy worked extensively on Kensington Palace, The Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace. Returning to Exeter in 1997, Jeremy lead an eight-year framework commission for Hampshire Constabulary, working throughout Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Jeremy has also had a long-standing interest in accessibility and gained accreditation as a consultant member of the National Register of Access Consultants in 2005.

“I’m delighted to have been appointed as the new head of Faithful+Gould’s Exeter office,” says Jeremy. “Exeter is predicted to be one of the UK’s top performing cities in 2018 and with the volume of enquires across Devon and Cornwall that we are currently working on, it’s a very exciting time to take on a new challenge. I believe that Faithful+Gould can play an important and successful part in driving the South-West programme forward. We are invested heavily in our technology and services and I look forward to bringing these market leading initiatives and multi-disciplinary services to our South-West clients.”

Faithful+Gould is currently working on a new student hub for the University of Exeter, whom Jeremy has been working closely with for 15 years. The Exeter team is working on the Tintagel Bridge project for Heritage England and Mayflower Court, a brand new development of 80 one and two bedroom retirement apartments in the Millbay area of Plymouth for Abbeyfield.

Neil Brierley, head of operations for Wales and the South-West at SNC-Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business said of Jeremy’s promotion, “Jeremy’s promotion is well deserved. He has been an integral part of the team for many years and the Exeter office will benefit hugely from his unique experience and skills”

Going forward, Dave Lee, Mark Walsh and Craig Winterbourne will lead on building surveying, project management and quantity surveying services respectively for the Exeter office.

 

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