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HUB boosts development team with new appointment

HUB - a leading developer of mid-market homes in London has appointed a new development manager to help with the delivery of its growing pipeline of over 1,200 units.

Alex Hall has moved to HUB from Ramboll, a global environmental and engineering consultancy, where he was associate project manager. With nearly a decade of experience of complex engineering projects, Hall will be a strong addition to HUB’s senior team.

Key projects during his time at Ramboll included delivering the structural and civil engineering aspects of Urbanest’s prestigious Westminster student housing scheme and managing packages of work on-site at the athletes’ accommodation for the 2012 London Olympics.

Hall has joined in what will be a busy year for HUB, with the company’s flagship development Hoola London approaching completion and a number of other schemes coming forward.

Hoola London, located in the Royal Victoria Docks, is expected to be completed October this year, with the mayor of Newham attending the topping out ceremony earlier this year.

Construction works began at the Old Vinyl Factory earlier this year on 189 purpose-built rental apartments being delivered by HUB for Fizzy Living in The Material Store. The neighbouring building The Boiler House is due to start on site in the summer, and will deliver 54 apartments for market sale, in a highlight energy efficient building.

HUB and funding partner Bridges Ventures, a social impact investor, will also be gearing up to deliver Wembley’s tallest towers after Brent Council approved their plans for 239 mid-market homes. Chesterfield House will see twin 21 and 26 storey towers replace a disused office block in central Wembley. The local community stands to benefit, with retail space and a community centre provided on the ground floor, while the C-shape design of Chesterfield House creates a new public square right in the heart of Wembley.

HUB and Bridges Ventures are also bringing forward their one acre site near Abbey Wood Crossrail Station, where they plan to deliver 240 homes and a hotel.

Alex Hall, Development Manager at HUB, said:

“HUB is a developer with a difference, and I look forward to working with them in the coming years building high quality homes that are still affordable to Londoners.”

Steve Sanham, Development Director at HUB, said:

“The year ahead promises to be a busy one for HUB, as development activity picks up pace and we look to expand our pipeline further. With Alex joining and boosting the capacity of our development team, we’ll be able to press ahead with our mission to deliver well designed, sensibly priced housing across the capital.”