Award winning architect joins the growing team at South Yorkshire property firm

 Award winning architect joins the growing team at South Yorkshire property firm

Award winning architect joins the growing team at South Yorkshire property firm

Nov 2018

Gavin Ward has joined the team at the South Yorkshire retail property firm Dransfield Properties – taking on a new role at the company as Project Director. 

Gavin will be a key member of the development team at Dransfield Properties, overseeing the firm’s major projects from its head office at Fox Valley in north Sheffield.

The company has a property portfolio of £130 million and with plans for a number of new, large scale developments during 2019, the new Project Director role will be vital in the smooth delivery of the company’s future schemes.

Gavin was previously an equity partner at Dixon Dawson Chartered Architects, the practice which designed the Fox Valley development as well as the new Travelodge Hotel in Gainsborough, developed by Dransfield Properties and which opened earlier this month.

Before working at Dixon Dawson Gavin previously worked at WCEC Architects.

He has also worked on the Dransfield Properties’ Sanderson Arcade development in Morpeth, Northumberland and Marshall’s Yard in Gainsborough as well as Lime Square at Openshaw.

New developments during 2019 include a major £12 million redevelopment of the former Merrywalks Centre in Stroud as well as the new Waverley Square development in Waverley, Rotherham.  

The company is also working on its first major London project – a mixed use residential and retail development at East Ham in the borough of Newham. 

Managing Director of Dransfield Properties, Mark Dransfield, said: “Gavin has worked with us on many of our major projects over the last 15 years and he has a great understanding of how the company works and shares our focus on high quality developments.”

“To have his range of skills in house is going to be a real asset to Dransfield Properties, as we look forward to an extremely busy 12 months in our development programme.”

Gavin Ward said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to take on the new role of Project Director at DPL and look forward to working alongside Mark and his team, who I have been extremely proud to have worked with on many projects throughout my career.”

Dransfield Properties develops, owns and manages high quality retail destinations across the UK and has won a number of top industry awards in recent years. 

The team at Dransfield Properties manage over 630,000 sq. ft. of retail and office space with more than 160 different tenants across all the company’s centres.  

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