Council appoints new commercial director for development

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David Lynch has been named the new Director for Development & Estates as part of the Council’s Growth and Development team.

David’s role will be to work with developers and investors on live projects whilst identifying future development opportunities to attract new investment into Manchester.  

A Chartered Surveyor by profession, David has previously worked in the private sector for award winning developer Urban Splash, as Head of Regeneration & Land at Placefirst - an institutionally backed PRS house builder and as a consultant at Gerald Eve.  

David is currently Assistant Director for Regeneration at Bury Council, leading various development and regeneration programmes including two successful Levelling Up Fund projects, a 2000 home brownfield housing delivery programme and strategic Joint Venture partnerships with Muse Developments and Bruntwood. 

David will take up the role in March 2022 

David said of taking up the role: 

“Manchester has been an incredibly exciting city to live and work in and I am looking forward to continuing to support and add value to its continued economic growth” 

“Working with our partners on pioneering projects has the potential to transform the cityscape but we know that there is more opportunity – Manchester is an industrious place which is very much open for business – and I look forward to working with the city’s existing business community while unlocking investable opportunities for new entrants” 

Cllr Bev Craig, Leader Elect of Manchester City Council, said:

“The pandemic has hit city economies hard and our route to recovery is paved by driving sustainable growth to fuel economic prosperity in the coming years. Manchester has an ambitious programme of development which will underpin this recovery but spotting opportunities to support our continued growth will be essential in the coming years. We look forward to working with David on this shared journey.”  

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