Morgan Sindall Construction appoints new MD for north-west

 Barry Roberts, left, and Simon Arnott, right.

Morgan Sindall Construction has appointed Simon Arnott as its new managing director for the north-west.

Arnott, who joined the company in 2014, replaces Barry Roberts, who decided last year to step down.

Prior to joining the business, Arnott gained experience in management and leadership roles in construction, services, logistics and manufacturing sectors and has been a member of Morgan Sindall Construction’s leadership team for the past five years.

“The north-west is a vibrant market, where we’ve proven that great things can be achieved through collaboration with local authorities, framework partners, developers and other key stakeholders,” said Arnott.

“I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to lead the team, who are passionate about developing intelligent solutions and delivering fantastic projects for our customers, whilst enhancing the communities in which they live and work.”

The north-west team is an integral part of Morgan Sindall’s decentralised construction business, delivering high profile, strategic projects that address the needs of local customers across a range of sectors including education, healthcare, office buildings and residential.

Landmark schemes delivered under Roberts’ tenure include Paddington Village within Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter, the Science, Engineering & Environmental Building at Salford University, and the redevelopment of Lancashire Cricket Club.

Current north-west projects include Wirral Growth Company’s two Grade A office buildings in Birkenhead town centre and Waterside Places’ 11-storey and 16-storey block of flats in Manchester’s Islington Wharf.

Roberts, who has stepped down to pursue other interests including coaching and mentoring, added: “I have thoroughly enjoyed the last 18 years with Morgan Sindall. I’ve worked with some inspiring people within the business and throughout the industry, and together we’ve achieved some amazing things.

“Simon’s internal appointment is a great example of our succession planning, and will enable our north-west business to continue to prosper.”

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