Planning and development consultancy Lichfields has opened a new office in Birmingham.
Planner Jon Kirby will head the new base at the Cornerblock on Cornwall Street. He is joined by fellow senior director Stephen Hollowood and planning director Laurence Homes.
Kirby has more than 25 years of experience in the sector and previously worked as a director in Avison Young’s Birmingham office for over 10 years.
Hollowood previously led the Midlands planning, development and regeneration team at Avison Young where he also headed its public sector consultancy team. He will help grow the Birmingham office, and play a lead role in expanding Lichfields’ public sector consultancy business, with particular focus in the South and Midlands.
Holmes has over 10 years of experience in private-sector planning consultancy with a strong track record in strategic promotion and managing complex applications, principally for residential and retail-led development.
James Fennell, chief executive of Lichfields, said: “We have acted on a large number of schemes in the Midlands over the years and the opening of the Birmingham office demonstrates the extent of our ambition to build upon these successful foundations.”
Lichfields' new office brings its UK presence to nine including; Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Thames Valley.
Pictured L to R: Hollowood and Kirby
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