Hallsworth to lead regeneration at Urban Union

Susan HallsworthSpecialist regeneration company Urban Union has appointed Susan Hallsworth as managing director.

Ms Hallsworth brings to the role more than 15 years’ experience in the industry, specifically for companies which specialise in regeneration, and public and private housing developments.

Previously she held various senior positions with timber homes specialist and developer R House, property and construction consultancy Pick Everard, Maber architects, and as director of a regional regeneration agency which focused on delivering sustainable communities.

Latterly she has been working as a consultant to NVA supporting senior management to deliver one of the largest arts-led regeneration schemes in Scotland.

Ms Hallsworth will lead Urban Union as the company continues to deliver ongoing large-scale regeneration projects across Scotland, including housing developments under way at Laurieston in Glasgow and Pennywell in Edinburgh, as well as Muirton, Perth which will launch in the summer.

Urban Union has significantly evolved since its formation in 2011. This appointment marks the next stage of growth for the company – which is a partnership of two renowned Scottish companies McTaggart Construction and Robertson Group Holdings.

Gary Climson of McTaggart Construction said: “Susan will be another excellent addition to the business and we all look forward to working with her to further develop Urban Union.”

Derek Shewan of Robertson Group Holdings added: “Susan brings a wealth of knowledge in housing, growth, regeneration and extensive experience in setting standards for and delivering sustainable communities and development, all of which is vital for us as we continue our ambitious plans for Urban Union.”

Commenting on her new role, Ms Hallsworth said: “Urban Union has an admirable ethos to build communities as well as homes. The company is going from strength to strength and this is an exciting time to join the business, with three large-scale developments under way and more opportunities in the pipeline.

“I look forward to utilising the skills I have gained in my previous roles to develop the business further.”

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