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Meet the Team – Chris Metcalfe

11 May 2020

How long have you worked at Hargreaves Land and how would you describe your role within the firm?

I joined Hargreaves Land in June 2019 as a Senior Project Manager. I have predominantly worked across our joint venture projects with Fintry Estates in the North of England and Scotland.

What attracted you to a career in the property sector?

I’ve always enjoyed undertaking projects from conception through to completion. The construction and property industries allow you to see a project on paper and take it through to it’s final use, which I find tremendously challenging and enjoyable.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

The diversity of the people I deal with and being part of a team working towards a common goal.

What projects are you currently working on?

The three main projects I’m currently involved with are a retail and leisure scheme at Albany Road in Gateshead, a mixed use scheme forming Falkirk Gateway and a retail scheme at Hilderthorpe Road, Bridlington. All three schemes offer very different challenges.

What has been your greatest achievement?

I’ve always taken a lot of satisfaction from handing over successful projects and regarded them as highlights. My most recent achievement is completing an MSc in Construction Law.

Which three famous people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party?

Jonny Wilkinson, Ricky Gervais and Bruce Springsteen.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself that people may not know

I say not many people know, but I tell everyone – I was in the first Harry Potter Film, The Philosopher’s Stone.