All around us is our ‘built environment’ – it’s both where we live and how we live, often seen through the regeneration of buildings, neighbourhoods, and communities.
As a key growth sector, the ‘built environment’ (BE) board for Liverpool City Region, established by the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), has recently appointed several new members.
As well as regeneration, the board also address transport, energy, skills, climate change and look at how environmental changes will influence our environment in the future. Building back post-covid is a priority as the board look to position the region to be at the forefront for investment both nationally and internationally.
Led by Peter Grieve, Operations Director at Robertson North West, the BE board already provides strategic leadership with leading figures from a wide range of backgrounds and represents many different types of business, including construction, architecture, engineering, social enterprise and property development plus representation from universities and local authorities.
Peter said: “The future of a sustainable built environment is key to the success of our city region as we adapt and change in line with economic recovery plans to ‘Build Back Better’ post pandemic. The composition of the board reflects the diversity of sectors shaping our environment, and welcoming these new members expands our offering even further – I look forward to working together towards a brighter 2022.”
Two of the new members are Marc Nadim – a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer at Mott MacDonald and Dawn Coward – an experienced Major Projects Officer and Planning Consultant at Pad-20 Consultancy
Marc said: “I want to play my part in being a voice for the built environment bringing my expertise to support the city region economic recovery plans; helping shape and regenerate, buildings, neighbourhoods, and communities for future generations”.
Dawn said: “Having lived and worked in the Liverpool City Region all my life, I am delighted to have been invited onto the Built Environment Board of the LEP. With such interest in the Levelling Up Agenda this feels like the right time for the city region to take the next step and I am excited to be part of it.”
The new members are:
- Dawn Coward, Planning Consultant, Pad–20 Consultancy
- Peter Fieldsend, Chief Financial Officer, Torus
- Andy Macfarlane, Director, Curtins
- Marc Nadim, Principal Account Leader -Built Environment, Mott MacDonald
- Stephen Okoro, Construction and built environment trainer/assessor. Specialising in Quantity Surveying at City of Liverpool College.