Two Senior Appointments Bolster Genr8 Developments’ Growth Ambitions

Andrew Fairest and Ellen Lockhart

Genr8 Developments has announced two significant additions to its project and development teams, as the company continues to grow and cement itself as one of the UK’s leading regeneration specialists.

Andrew Fairest joins the firm as Project Director, bringing almost 30 years’ experience and a proven track record of delivering major projects across the UK.

Meanwhile, Ellen Lockhart joins Genr8’s development team as a Senior Development Manager, having worked in London with Grosvenor Property UK and most recently, Canary Wharf Group.

Andrew is a senior appointment to the business and will assume a lead role in the £500m Newcastle Health & Innovation Neighbourhood, the regeneration project in partnership with Newcastle University, which is being delivered through Genr8 Kajima Regeneration Ltd (GKRL), Genr8’s joint venture with Kajima Partnerships.

The Health Innovation Neighbourhood will see the developer transform a former 29-acre general hospital site into a new, ambitious neighbourhood combining high-quality housing alongside public realm allied to modern healthcare, education and community facilities.

Ellen will be key in bringing forward future phases at Genr8’s Smithfield development in Stoke-on-Trent, and will be instrumental in navigating the early development stages of GKRL’s mixed-use scheme in Huyton Town Centre with Knowsley Council..

Genr8’s Smithfield development is now well-established as the best place to live, work, and play in Stoke-on-Trent, offering workspace, accommodation, and food and beverage opportunities.

Commenting on the appointments, Mike Smith, Partner at Genr8 said: “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Andrew and Ellen to the Genr8 team. Both are incredibly well respected in their fields and bring a wealth of experience, knowledge, and dynamism that will help us accelerate our ambitious growth plans and deliver transformational change to cities and towns in the region.”

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