Wates Residential has appointed Lia Silva as Development Director. She will lead the business’ development management team responsible for joint venture regeneration schemes in partnership London with the London Borough of Havering.
Silva has over 10 years of industry experience in addition to a master’s in architecture from Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto, Milan. She also has experience in project leadership, urban planning and marketing within the London residential market.
“The business’ uncompromising approach to putting local people’s needs at the heart of every development to ensure that we generate the greatest social value is something that I am proud to be a part of and look forward to working alongside the team to deliver,” said Silva.
Paul Nicholls, Managing Director of Wates Residential said: “Lia’s role will be crucial in ensuring that we grow our development activities sustainability while continuing to provide our clients with the high standard of delivery to which they have become accustomed.”
The business continues to expand its presence in the residential development market across London and the South. In March 2018, Wates Residential announced its investment in a £1bn joint venture with the London Borough of Havering to regenerate 12 Council estates, providing 3,000 new homes across the borough over the next 12 years.
The joint venture has recently held series of consultation events across the Waterloo Estate in Romford, Serena, Solar and Sunrise Courts in Hornchurch and Napier and New Plymouth Houses in Rainham.