Edinburgh property developer confirms management restructure

L-R: John Shepherd, Dale Strachan, Eve McCurrich and Roger Bainbridge

EDINBURGH-based property developer Whiteburn Group has announced that Eve McCurrich has been promoted to managing director of Whiteburn Projects, while Roger Bainbridge has taken up the role of director of design and delivery.

The firm said the management restructure will facilitate an increase in the group’s focus on residential development, with Whiteburn Projects becoming the delivery vehicle for the group.

Meanwhile, Dale Strachan, the group’s chairman and a former commercial partner at Brodies, has become a director of Whiteburn Waterloo Ltd. He will bring forward the realisation of Whiteburn’s commercial ambitions, following the granting of planning consent for The Still, an office development in Glasgow city centre.

John Shepherd, the key shareholder and one of the family founders of Whiteburn, will retain his role as group CEO.

Eve McCurrich said, “I am delighted to be appointed to the role of managing director. Whiteburn now has a residential pipeline of 150 homes for sale, together with 135 private rented and short stay apartments planned under our VOX Build to Rent brand. We are moving from developer to builder to deliver our homes for sale and rent, giving us control of the quality of our supply chain. This is a natural progression for our business, where we believe there is an opportunity within the Scottish residential market for Whiteburn as an SME housebuilder.

“By building on our proven track record of rehabilitating listed buildings, we want to offer a diversity of choice and opportunity to the new build homebuyer. Our aim is to focus on brownfield sites, which have a good urban context, often with a heritage legacy. We believe these sites, when redeveloped, offer fantastic places to live within already established communities.”