Urban Union appoints new MD

Susan Hallsworth, Urban Union
Susan Hallsworth, Urban Union

Susan Hallsworth has been appointed managing director for regeneration company Urban Union.

Susan has over 15 years’ experience in the industry and has previously held senior positions with developer R.House Ltd, property and construction consultancy Pick Everard, Maber Architects, and as director of a regional regeneration agency.

Urban Union is currently involved in large-scale regeneration projects across Scotland, including housing developments at Laurieston in Glasgow and Pennywell in Edinburgh.

Urban Union has evolved since its formation in 2011. This appointment marks the next stage of growth for the company – which is a partnership of two Scottish companies McTaggart Construction and Robertson Group Holdings.

Gary Climson of McTaggart Construction said, “Susan will be another excellent addition to the business and we all look forward to working with her to further develop Urban Union.”

Derek Shewan of Robertson Group Holdings added, “Susan brings a wealth of knowledge in housing, growth, regeneration and extensive experience in setting standards for and delivering sustainable communities and development, all of which is vital for us as we continue our ambitious plans for Urban Union.”

Speaking on her new role, Susan said, “Urban Union has an admirable ethos to build communities as well as homes. The company is going from strength to strength and this is an exciting time to join the business, with three large-scale developments underway and more opportunities in the pipeline.

“I look forward to utilising the skills I have gained in my previous roles to develop the business further.”