One of the UK’s major land promoters and developers has started 2023 by making a major appointment.
Graham Whitehouse has been appointed Engineering Director at Warwick-based L&Q Estates.
He has nearly 40 years’ experience in the civil engineering and water industry and for the last two decades has been working with developers on a range of multi-disciplinary projects.
Graham, who lives in Worcestershire, has previously worked at Halcrow, which was acquired by CH2M Hill, and has joined L&Q Estates from Wardell Armstrong where he was Technical Director before being promoted to Regional Director at its Birmingham office in 2018.
He said he has already worked with his new colleagues on projects ranging from Westley Green in Cambridgeshire to a major urban extension in South Oxford.
Graham said: “I have been involved in the civil/water industry since leaving school which has evolved over the years to include more disciplines.
“I have worked with L&Q Estates previously on a consultancy basis so I know I am joining a business with top-class people.
“I will be involved in the development portfolio as well as high-level feasibility studies and progressing schemes that I have previously worked on.
“I have always worked for local authorities or as a consultant so this will be a change but I’m very excited to be overseeing the water aspect of schemes which L&Q Estates is involved in.”
Adrian Clack, Managing Director at L&Q Estates, said Graham was a welcome addition to the 49-strong team.
“Many of the senior management team have worked with Graham in the past and we are delighted he is bringing his vast experience of all aspects of water infrastructure to L&Q Estates,” he said.
“It is a really important element on the many multi-disciplinary projects we are involved in throughout the UK and his advice and knowledge will be key in moving schemes forward.”