Godwin Group has announced the appointment of three property professionals to its senior team
Godwin Developments has appointed Nick Harrison to the position of planning director, with seasoned property leads Andrew Cox and Michael Sutton also joining as development director, industrial and associate director, construction respectively.
A member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, Harrison has over 20 years of experience with high-profile property development. A former director with Lambeth Smith Hampton and GVA, he has an extensive track record with nationwide schemes, having previously advised housebuilders, developers and investors on projects delivering approximately 6,000 homes.
Harrison’s residential experience includes planning consultancy on open market sale, BTR, PBSA and co-living projects as well as strategic land promotion. Selected commercial schemes in his portfolio cover Ballymore’s 500,000 sq ft Snowhill office development, 103 Colmore Row on behalf of the British Land Company, and the Library of Birmingham.
Cox joins Godwin Developments from London and Cambridge Properties where he managed a major industrial portfolio, worth £144m, across the Midlands and North West. A chartered surveyor with a 25-year track record in the sector, he previously led the development of a 575,000 sq ft industrial and distribution scheme in Coventry which was forward funded and acquired by M&G plc.
This was followed by the master planning of three regional airports – Coventry, Norwich and Exeter – which together covered approximately 700-acres to include new build residential, commercial and distribution space.
Cox extended portfolio also features the successful completion, letting and investment sale of a 260,000 sq ft new speculative build distribution hub in Wakefield, Yorkshire, and a further 150,000 sq ft of industrial space in the Midlands.
At Godwin, Cox will focus on the appraising, acquisition, construction and disposal of schemes for industrial use – a fast-growing sector in which the business is looking to grow its market share.
Newly appointed associate director, construction Sutton is a chartered building surveyor by profession with over 28 years of experience in the commercial property sector, covering technical due diligence, project, and construction consultancy as well as business development and client relationship management.
A former project director for Mercia Real Estate, he worked on a range of schemes including commercial, residential, retail, industrial and mixed-use developments across the Midlands.
His previous remit was focused on project delivery through planning, design, and construction phases as well as appointing and managing external consultancy teams and service providers.
Sutton also previously held directorship positions with CBRE and RPS Group Plc where he excelled at leading and growing the business’ building consultancy services in the Midlands and the North West.