MPSL Planning & Design has undergone a restructure as part of the company’s ongoing expansion programme. Darren Higson, who is one of the original member’s of the team, has taken on the role of deputy managing director of the planning & design division whilst Steve Ireson joins the company as technical director and Phil Rees has been appointed as planning director.
The changes to the team, in effect from March, are part of continuing plans to expand and to accommodate the growth in business for both Planning & Design and MPSL’s other division, Civil Engineering. Since the company was established four years ago, it has quadrupled in size with a dedicated team of registered RIBA architect-led designers, planners, engineers and consultants supporting both divisions.
Darren Higson was a senior designer for Westbury Homes before joining MPSL as a director in 2001. Having worked extensively on the development of concept housing solutions, Darren is renowned within the industry for his in-depth understanding of planning consents for high and low density schemes and house type portfolios. In his new role, Darren will now take on a more strategic approach to building the business as the division continues to grow.
New technical director, Steve Ireson joins MPSL from Crosby Homes where he spent the last 12 years as a design manager. Planning director, Phil Rees has approximately 20 years of experience in the housebuilding industry having worked for popular housebuilders such as Fairclough Homes, Morris Homes, and most recently, Persimmon Homes. Both Phil and Steve are expected to strengthen and drive the team going forward.
David Golden, managing director of MPSL Planning & Design comments: “The team in place is in a position to build on our strong client base and grow MPSL’s share of work in both the social housing and the public sectors. It has been a tremendously good year and we can now look forward to even greater successes as we see new appointments and promotions take fruition.”
MPSL Planning & Design offers master planning, urban design, architectural services, technical services and landscaping. Clients include Fairclough, Woodfords, Linden, Bellway, David McLean, Wimpey Homes and Taylor Woodrow. For further information about the services that the division provides, contact David Golden on 0161 973 2277 or visit the company’s website at www.mpslgroup.com
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Elizabeth Swain @ Bell Pottinger North
MPSL Ltd provides a unique one-stop shop for those operating in the construction industry with its wide range of service offerings.The company’s two divisions, MPSL Planning & Design and MPSL Civil & Structural Engineering, work throughout the residential, commercial, retail, leisure and public sectors offering support, as needed, on a whole host of projects.