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6 April 2023

Urban Union strengthen market position with two new board appointments

Urban Union strengthen market position with two new board appointments

Regeneration Specialist Urban Union has made two new board appointments, Jamie McLean joins as Operations Director and Craig Whyte as Commercial Director. Each will assist the existing board in the delivery of current developments, and in securing future opportunities for the award-winning regeneration and placemaking business, across the central belt of Scotland.

Both Jamie and Craig will assist Urban Union in providing a mix of high quality affordable/social housing and private homes for sale with a key focus on community creation.

Jamie joins Urban Union from Mactaggart & Mickel Homes Ltd, where for the past three years, he held the role of Group Head of Construction responsible for construction delivery for Homes Scotland, Timber Systems and Homes England. Jamie's attention to quality has seen his projects achieve NHBC awards at all levels including the Pride in the Job Supreme Awards.

Craig joins Urban Union from JR Group where he was Commercial Director, having previously worked as a Managing Surveyor for Kier Construction. Craig will be the overall commercial lead for Urban Union, with specific emphasis on Commercial Management, Project Controls and Risk Evaluation and Management.

Neil McKay, Urban Union Managing Director, comments: "As a business, Urban Union continues to go from strength to strength. 2023 promises to be a busy year for us with the recent planning approval for Phase 4 of our Pennywell Living development in Edinburgh; the commencement of construction at Hamiltonhill Living in Glasgow's Northside; a project for the City of Edinburgh Council at Greendykes, and of course, work on the recent award winning Regeneration Project Of The Year at our flagship Laurieston Living site continuing apace in both construction and sales.

"To have Jamie and Craig join us from established businesses within the sector is testament that Urban Union is a great place to work, and we are delighted that they share our enthusiasm for what we do and for our existing and future projects.

"These two key appointments complete our senior management team and bring additional expertise to our highly experienced board."