New planning leader named for LSH team
COMMERCIAL property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton has made three appointments in its Birmingham office as part of plans to strengthen its national planning and development services.
Nick Harrison has moved to the firm to lead the planning team in Birmingham.
Previously a director at GVA with 16 years’ planning consultancy experience, Mr Harrison has advised on high-profile projects such as the Library of Birmingham, Snowhill office development and the forthcoming Timber Yard residential scheme near the Hippodrome.
He has also acted for St Modwen Homes, securing planning permission for the redevelopment of Stoke City FC’s former stadium, the Victoria Ground.
Also joining the business are associate director Ben Rayner and senior planner Louise Hinsley.
Mr Rayner arrives from Arcadis where he has been advising Homes England on the redevelopment of the City Hospital site to provide 800 homes and acted for Birmingham developer Court Collaboration on several projects, including a student housing scheme.
He has also provided town centre regeneration advice to various local authorities and secured a wide range of planning permissions for major retailers including Next.
Ms Hinsley was previously at NextPhase in Cannock, where she has worked nationally, providing planning advice to a range of clients, predominantly in the residential sector.
Regional director Adam Ramshaw said: “This a hugely exciting time for planning and development consultancy.
“It’s a key growth area for our business and I’m delighted to welcome Birmingham’s new-look team as we expand our nationwide planning proposition with an injection of fantastic talent.”
>From left: Nick Harrison, Steve Hemming, Adam Ramshaw, Ben Rayner and Louise Hinsley, all Lambert Smith Hampton in Birmingham