New land director appointed to boost Glasgow firm’s expansion plans

Andrew Duncan (L) and Stephen McKechnie

GLASGOW-based Kelvin Properties has underlined the firm’s growth plans with the appointment of Andrew Duncan as land director.

He joins the developer from CALA Homes, where he held the same role and helped deliver urban projects including the 101-flat Mansionhouse Road development in Shawlands, and the 203-unit Pacific Quay site by the River Clyde.

Stephen McKechnie, founder and MD of Kelvin Properties, said, “Andrew brings a wealth of experience to Kelvin Properties and will play a key role in the next exciting chapter for the business. To attract a director with his talent, ability and proven track shows how far Kelvin Properties has come over the past 20 years. I am delighted he shares our vision for placing the firm at the forefront of upmarket urban development in Scotland.

“In the modern marketplace, it is vital to be in a position to act on potential development sites quickly, and the addition of Andrew strengthens our ability to do just that in a number of areas. As an agile and forward-thinking developer, we are able to provide clear points of contact and more direct lines of communication, meaning necessary changes can be made faster which provides more scope for the communities we work within to have genuine influence.”

Duncan will be responsible for the company’s land and planning activity. He said, “It is a privilege to join such an exciting and ambitious business, and I look forward to making a real impact on future projects across Scotland. Kelvin Properties is an ambitious and entrepreneurial business that is well financed with lots of experience and a great track record.

“I am delighted to add my own experience to that mix and can’t wait to get started in this next chapter for myself and the business. I share Stephen’s ambitious vision for growing the business to become a major player within Scotland’s urban areas.”

Founded in 1999, Kelvin Properties has delivered a number of projects including the multi-million-pound transformation of the former Broomhill Public School into a 68-apartment development at The Atrium. The firm is also responsible for two major build-to-rent projects, including a 36-apartment initiative at Candleriggs Court in the Merchant City, and a 20-unit development called Mitchell Apartments in Finnieston.