Gleeds has announced two senior appointments, with project management experts Andrew Todman and Craig Ward joining the firm from Avison Young. The new hires will aim to drive growth in Gleeds’ major London projects division and continue to develop the business by harnessing new opportunities. 

With over 25 years in the construction industry, both Craig and Andrew bring a wealth of experience in the strategic management of complex, multiphase developments including new build and refurbishment schemes across a range of sectors. Focusing primarily on the London market in recent years, they have demonstrated an ability to optimise the performance of their project teams and deliver on behalf of multiple stakeholders.

Formerly Second London Wall Project Management, the Avison Young pair have been involved in a host of multifaceted programmes, including prominent London landmarks such as Wembley Stadium, Chelsea Barracks, Kensington Palace, and 80 Charlotte Street. In addition, they have tackled numerous high-profile mixed-use schemes such as 40 Leadenhall Street – one of the biggest projects to ever receive planning permission in the City of London, and the three-acre Fitzroy Place in Fitzrovia.  

Discussing their decision to join the consultancy, Craig Ward said, “Andrew and I are thrilled to be joining a business with Gleeds’ pedigree and are looking forward to continuing to offer a best-in-class service to developers, funders and site owners – building on the consultancy’s enviable relationships with clients. By welcoming us to the team, Gleeds is signifying its commitment to continuing to develop a substantial, vibrant, and successful project management service for the capital and beyond which will complement its already stellar offering. I speak for both of us when I say that the growth potential is huge, and we’re excited for the future.” 

Paul Sweeney, partner at Gleeds, said, “Project management as a specialism is constantly evolving, so I am delighted to be able to introduce a new team who will bring a fresh approach to our offer based on experience, technical capability, and progressive thinking. Both Andrew and Craig have exceptional track records and their decision to put their faith in Gleeds, with its global footprint and 138-year history, for the next stage of their careers shows the esteem in which the business is held.”


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Paul Sweeney
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