Pictured in the entrance of their new Templeback offices are most recent arrivals to the Colliers International Bristol Development and Planning team, which has been growing throughout 2015.

Director of development consulting and agency Chris Dawson said: “Both mirroring increased market activity in a range of development sectors and reflecting our more aggressive appetite to identify opportunities, we have been selectively recruiting to build both our team numbers and expertise.”

Featured, from left to right are Katie Sprackman (Development Planner) Nick More (Associate Director), Chris Dawson, Saiqa Noreen (Planner), and Andrew Frost (Graduate Surveyor).

Other members of the team not included in this photograph are Tom Stanley, Head of Planning, and Directors Jay Ridsdale and Laurence Edwards.
Chris continued: “This is a genuinely exciting time with a number of seemingly unrelated development trends coalescing simultaneously.  

“After a development site market that has blown hot and cold over the last 12 months, there now seems to be more focussed house builder interest in sites with fairly short term potential, which mirrors the region’s shortfall in housing supply allocations. 

“We are also seeing significant site promotion activity.  In Bristol several dormant city centre sites look as if they will come forward for development in the next 12 months.  In addition, the city seems to have woken up at last to its potential as a Private Rented Sector location.

“Colliers International is busy in all these areas and this is why we have been growing the team with an appropriately diverse skill, not to mention plenty of enthusiasm!”

 Colliers Development team expands