New Town Planning Head for DTZ Bristol

The Bristol office of DTZ has recruited Chris Hays to head up a new town planning team that will provide consultancy services across the South West. Chris’ role will involve developing DTZ’s town planning profile and portfolio across the region and nationally.

A Chartered Town Planner with 16 years’ experience, Chris is also a member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. His particular areas of expertise include retail planning, regeneration, environmental impact assessment, expert witness, and historic building conservation.

He joins from global consultancy, WYG, where he worked in its planning/project management teams based in Bristol and Swindon.

Chris Hays commented: “Regionally and nationally, the DTZ town planning skill has grown in stature and strength over the past few years, securing major blue chip private and public sector clients, and becoming increasingly recognised as a key component of DTZ’s business growth ambitions. With positivity growing in the market place and town planning’s prominence at the front end of the development process, this is an exciting time for such a move.”

Tim Davis, Head of the Bristol office, commented: “Chris brings a wealth of experience and a great track record with clients to this exciting role. This is an important part of the continued expansion of the Bristol office and its service offer and is the second Director level appointment in the last nine months.”

DTZ’s planning experience covers all major property sectors including residential, commercial, industrial, health, retail, education, and heritage and is delivered by specialist teams represented across each region, providing comprehensive service coverage throughout the UK.