WYG makes key strategic planning appointment

Multidisciplinary consultancy, WYG, is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Tennant who joins the team in London as Director and Head of Planning.  Christopher will strengthen, lead and provide a new direction for the London planning team in a period of growth and investment for WYG.

As a Chartered Town Planner with almost 20 years experience in the public and private sectors, Christopher brings a wealth of experience to WYG, including the management and delivery of major development projects across the UK. 

He joins WYG from international architects, Scott Brownrigg, where he was responsible for providing planning advice to a wide range of public and private clients in the urban regeneration, residential, commercial, defence, hotel, leisure and education sectors.  

Christopher’s speciality is the delivery of complex mixed use projects, master plans and
area based regeneration schemes in towns and cities across the UK. He has
a detailed knowledge and understanding of the planning and development process, design, urban regeneration, residential master planning, strategic site promotion, economic development and community engagement.

Key signature projects in Christopher’s career include:

  • Chelsea Bridge Wharf (adjacent to Battersea Power Station) in London for Berkeley Homes. A large high profile mixed use regeneration scheme located on the Thames in Wandsworth

  • The regeneration of East Street in Farnham, Surrey for Crest Nicholson.  A large, complex mixed use regeneration scheme in historic Farnham

  • Eden House in the City of London. A complex redevelopment of a historic site for a prestigious city office scheme for Royal London Asset Management.

Christopher said: ‘I'm delighted to be joining WYG at such an important time in the growth of the company.  This is a great opportunity to utilise use my knowledge, skills and experience to increase the profile, diversify the client base, strengthen the service offer and grow the planning team in London.’

He added: ‘My aim is to provide straightforward, commercially robust and cost effective planning advice to WYG’s existing planning clients and to attract new business within London and the south east, taking advantage of the very successful transport, environmental, engineering and management services teams already represented in the London office.’

David Lowin, Head of UK Planning said: ‘I am delighted that Christopher has joined our London office.  He brings a great deal of experience and ability to further strengthen our established planning team in London.  WYG is growing and investing in London and is picking up new commissions across all sectors as the economy recovers.  I am extremely pleased that Christopher, a well known and respected figure in the London planning scene, is here to help us drive the business forward.’

ENDS

Lisa Butler, PR and Communications Executive

WYG GROUP LTD
Arndale Court, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2UJ
Tel:  : 44 (0)113 278 7111
Email:  groupcommuncations@wyg.com
Twitter: @wyggroup  

Notes to Editors

One of the top-ranking global consultancies employing around 1,300 people, WYG is behind some of the world’s most challenging projects. Our specialists provide expert advice and project management support that is helping shape landscapes, infrastructure, society and culture in the developed and developing world.

We advise on planning and transport, provide engineering and environmental services, consult on waste and resource management, and deliver support to enable economic and social reform.

By engaging with clients at an early stage we ensure that decisions are made which will maximise a project’s potential and deliver our client’s strategic objectives. In turn, this builds strong and lasting relationships with clients in each of our seven core sectors:

• Defence & Justice
• Energy & Waste
• Environment (including Waste & Waste Water)
• Transport
• Commercial Development & Urban Regeneration
• Mining & Metals
• Social Development & Infrastructure

WYG has an international presence with offices throughout the UK, and in Eastern Europe, the Middle East & North Africa, and South Africa.

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