Genr8 Developments adds to growing team with Project Management appointment

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MANCHESTER-based development and regeneration specialist Genr8 has made a further appointment to its project management team as its major projects forge ahead.

Matt Brennan joins the company as Project Manager from Walker Sime where he worked with a range of clients across various high-profile schemes, including Genr8’s Smithfield project in Stoke-on-Trent.

Brennan brings cross-sector experience with knowledge spanning; office refurbishment, residential projects, hotel development and large-scale regeneration projects.

On joining Genr8, Matt Brennan said: “I have worked with Genr8 for the past year on the Hilton Garden Inn at Smithfield and have developed a real bond with the team. This scheme is at a crucial stage and I’m looking forward to taking on more responsibility working client side and seeing the project through to completion.

“My role at Genr8 will involve working alongside the team in the delivery of both Rochdale Riverside and Smithfield schemes – both major schemes are at an exciting stage – to drive PM services for Genr8 and partners.”

Stuart Dick, Development Director at Genr8 added: “We are experiencing a real period of growth and have added some brilliant talent to our team in the past year – Matt is no exception. His developing experience across sectors for someone at his stage in his career is exactly what we need along with his enthusiasm and confidence, and his existing relationships with the Smithfield team is a real bonus.”

Matt Brennan joins Alan Hall, Lauren Gavaghan and Joel Chandler who were welcomed to the team earlier this year.

Genr8 Developments was founded in 2008 by Partners John Early, Mike Smith and Richard Ingham.

Genr8 has delivered over £100 million of development in the last five years and currently has projects with a construction value of £80 million on site. Helping to regenerate Rochdale town centre is the Riverside development, 200,000 sq. ft. of retail and leisure space which will open for trade at Easter 2020, while at Smithfield, Stoke-on-Trent the company is delivering a first phase of 150 build to rent residential units, together with a 140 bed Hilton Garden Inn, where Genr8 is acting as both developer and investor.

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