Growth of city centre fit-outs prompts appointment of new project manager
Darren Jeal has been appointed as project manager to JLL’s Building Consultancy’s Project Management team, as Birmingham’s regeneration creates significant growth for the company.
JLL is currently working for a large corporate occupier on a 90,000 sq ft fit-out in the city centre, in addition to the refurbishment of two floors and the reception and common areas at Interchange Place.
Darren Jeal, who is moving from JLL’s London offices where he has worked mainly on the Crown Estate and Regent Street portfolio, is excited by the opportunities Birmingham and the Midlands presents.
“London has been a hotbed of activity, however the regions are the next real growth areas and Birmingham in particular as HS2 arrives and the city works hard to invest in its infrastructure and attract major international events.
“The growth potential is strong for the business and I’m looking forward to getting involved in some really exciting new schemes in the city and the region.”
Graham Taylor, lead director Building Consultancy said:
“Building Consultancy is a significant part of the JLL business in Birmingham and its Project Management team is showing significant growth. They have projects throughout the Midlands across a number of sectors including residential, industrial, leisure and education.”
Simon Lea, head of Project Management added:
“Probably lesser known is the office fit-out work we undertake, which is a growth area and major business line UK wide, fitting out world-class offices such as the Sky Building in London – embracing the latest in smart technology and the human experience.
“In addition to office fit outs, we’ve also delivered some significant schemes across the Midlands including a high end 437 bedroom student residential scheme in Nottingham, along with the redevelopment of Vaughan Trading estate in Tipton. Further afield we are currently appointed to project manage a 308 bedroom student scheme in Hatfield.
“Darren’s appointment is welcomed by the team and his experience gained in the capital will be invaluable in helping to support our future growth.”