Hargreaves Land appoints new development surveyor to its rapidly expanding central region

Land and property development specialist Hargreaves Land has appointed a new development surveyor to its rapidly expanding central region, based in the centre of Leeds.

Zoe Shearman has been appointed to the newly created role, which will further enhance the firm’s visibility and reach on new acquisitions within its central region, with a focus on opportunities across Yorkshire, the North West & the Midlands.

A chartered planning & development surveyor, Zoe brings with her a wealth of experience from several previous roles in strategic planning, development and regeneration spanning both the public and private sectors.  Zoe joins Hargreaves Land from CRT Property Investments, where she has to date been involved in the acquisition and progression of CRT’s ongoing development pipeline of speculative industrial schemes situated within former coalfield communities throughout the UK.

Hargreaves Land announced the creation of its central region in February 2021 as part of its continued growth strategy to expand the reach of its existing UK regional network, which includes existing regional teams based in the North East and Scotland.

Zoe commented: “This is a great time to be joining Hargreaves Land as it continues its exciting period of expansion. I look forward to working with my new colleagues in the central region to seek out new acquisition opportunities to add to the firm’s active pipeline, incorporating both long-term strategic land and more immediate development opportunities.”

David Anderson, group property director at Hargreaves Land, added: “We are confident Zoe will be a great asset to the regional team and wider Hargreaves Land business. She will join David Travis, who was appointed earlier this year as development director within the central region, and along with the rest of the team, will play a pivotal role in proactively identifying and transacting viable opportunities as we continually focus on increasing our development pipeline across this extensive geographical area.”

Within its central region, Hargreaves Land is currently on site at its strategically important 250-hectare (618-acre) Unity regeneration scheme in Doncaster, where it is delivering over 2 million sq ft of prime employment space and over 3,100 new homes, in joint-venture partnership with Waystone Developments.

The firm is also nearing practical completion of a new £9.5m retail warehouse scheme in Bridlington, by way of a development partnership between Hargreaves Land and Fintry Estates.  The scheme will deliver 44,000 sq ft of new edge-of-centre retail floorspace under a development agreement with East Riding of Yorkshire Council, and has already secured pre-lets with major retailers Lidl & B&M Retail.

Hargreaves Land is the regeneration and property development division of Hargreaves Services plc, an AIM-listed business which employs more than 1,500 people and delivers key projects and services in the property and industrial sectors around the world.  Led by renowned industry heavyweight David Anderson, the firm’s extensive pipeline and strong heritage places it at the forefront of development across much of the UK, with an emphasis on creating positive places which incorporate vibrant, sustainable land and property solutions.  The business has over 11,000 acres of land under management and benefits from a £450m development pipeline spread throughout the UK, including planning consent for over 4,600 homes and 4.5 million sq ft of commercial floorspace.