Manchester City Council’s planning and infrastructure manager has joined Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) as it boosts its planning and development consultancy team further.
James Shuttleworth has worked for Manchester City Council for 12 years and has been instrumental in shaping the city’s local planning framework and contributing to the recently published Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF), as well as the Northern Gateway SRF (Strategic Regeneration Framework) and Piccadilly SRF amongst others.
He now joins Lambert Smith Hampton as an associate director in the planning and development consultancy team. James will deliver enhanced support to public and private sector clients in the planning and delivery of regeneration and development across the city region and the North West and will build on LSH’s relationships with key stakeholders and decision makers to help facilitate and unlock strategic investment.
Paul Shuker, director of planning and development consultancy at Lambert Smith Hampton said: “This appointment is a real coup for Lambert Smith Hampton. James will strengthen the strategic counsel, planning expertise and market insights we offer to clients. He has unrivalled knowledge of planning in the city not to mention the huge regeneration opportunities that will be realised in Manchester and the northern powerhouse over the next 20 to 30 years. His understanding and intelligence in relation to current and emerging Government strategic direction will be of significant value to our clients.”
James is one of 14 new appointments in Lambert Smith Hampton’s planning and development consultancy teams and follows recent investment in the company’s Manchester, London, Bristol and Birmingham teams.
James Shuttleworth said: “I am extremely excited to be joining Lambert Smith Hampton, a company with an excellent reputation and real ambition. I’m looking forward to helping to expand the work of the planning and development consultancy team, enabling Lambert Smith Hampton and its clients to realise investment and regeneration opportunities across the north of England.”
Lambert Smith Hampton’s Manchester planning and development consultancy team is now eight strong, including three appointments made toward the end of 2018, which included the return of Phil Crowther as associate director.