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Appointment of a New Director


15th December 2014

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Smyth as a Director in our Solihull Office as part of plans to grow the business in the West Midlands.

Working directly with client Prologis UK Ltd and SGP’s other West Midlands team members, he will be working on some of the biggest logistics projects in the country, including the next phases of Prologis RFI DIRFT.

“It’s very exciting to be joining the team at this time,” he says. “Working as closely as we do with Prologis is a unique experience. Communication between the client and ourselves is excellent, meaning decisions can be made quickly, which is important when working on complex and ground-breaking projects such as DIRFT.”

Prologis is the global leader in industrial real estate. In the UK, the company owns and manages a portfolio of 23 million square feet of logistics and distribution space.

Richard’s first job after graduating from De Montfort University with a Post Graduate Diploma in Architectural Practice was with SGP and after some years working for a number of other practices, he has returned to the fold.

“We’ve known Richard for a long time,” explains Michael Barker, SGP’s Managing Partner. “We have kept in touch, and when this new position came up we knew he’d be an excellent candidate. The Solihull office will benefit hugely from his extensive experience managing teams on complex industrial projects in former roles.”

The Solihull team is expanding in order to deliver more projects from start to finish.