New East Manchester appoints new Deputy Chief Executive - MIDAS

New East Manchester appoints new Deputy Chief Executive

Steve Thorncroft has been appointed New East Manchester’s Deputy Chief Executive responsible for the development division of the urban regeneration company.

Formerly Steve was Managing Director of commercial development company, Grapevine Developments which is part of Jackson Holdings Group, which also includes the residential arm, Lowry Homes.

Prior to joining Grapevine, Steve was the Property and Construction Director for the £120 million Lowry project, the national landmark millennium project for the arts, which he joined in 1997. This included construction of The Lowry Centre, a bridge across the Manchester Ship Canal, a multi-storey carpark and a public plaza and regional water treatment programme. For the previous ten years Steve had been Director of Operations at the Trafford Park Development Corporation, helping to attract £1.8 billion of private sector investment, 28, 300 new jobs, 904 new companies and 685, 000 square metres of development.

Commenting on Steve’s appointment, Eddie Smith, Chief Executive for New East Manchester said: “Steve is a talented individual with a proven track record of delivering major projects. His experience will be vital in leading the development team through an exciting and challenging phase in the regeneration process for east Manchester. Our development programme is ambitious and we need to make the most of the opportunities presented to us as well as creating new ones. With the right strategy and implementation we can dramatically transform this part of the city and Steve shares our vision and will play a crucial part in making this happen.”

Steve Thorncroft, Deputy Chief Executive of New East Manchester, commenting on his new appointment said: “This is a great time to be joining the organisation. Over the past decade New East Manchester has done an exceptional job in building the foundations for the transformation of this important part of the city. I am very excited by the plans ahead and want to be part of the journey. The future is very exciting for this part of the city with the construction of two Metrolink lines and a range of major new developments including the Sharp Project . I look forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead which will bring real benefits to local people .”

Steve, who was born in Liverpool, now lives in Sale in Cheshire and is married with three children.

Source: New East Manchester

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