Hargreaves has made a new senior appointment within its land and property division as the firm looks to drive forward new development across its land portfolio.
Andrew Johnson has joined the County Durham based plc as Head of Asset Management following roles at Marshalls plc and Knight Frank. At Marshalls he served as group property manager after joining the manufacturer in 2012.
Hargreaves Land is the company’s specialist land and property division which incorporates development, project management and asset management expertise.
Hargreaves Land is tasked with maximising development opportunities across the firm’s considerable land holdings in England, Wales and Scotland. The company has a number of significant residential and commercial opportunities and is also working on schemes in the energy and leisure sectors.
Commenting on his new appointment, Johnson said: “This is a very exciting time to join what is a highly regarded and very successful North East company. The firm has a landbank of over 17,500 acres including flagship sites such as Blindwells in Scotland, which has planning consent for 1,600 new homes, so we have a fantastic platform to build upon. There is a very strong property team at Hargreaves Land and I am very pleased to be on board.”
Andrew Johnson will be based at the firm’s Yorkshire office and will take responsibility for new development projects at Poniel in South Lanarkshire and Killingholme in North Lincolnshire.
Iain Slater, development and estates director added: “Andrew is an excellent addition to our team and brings with him significant industry experience following his roles at Marshalls and Knight Frank. We have a substantial pipeline of development projects and we therefore need a very capable team with the expertise and drive to deliver our objectives”.