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Glasgow-based developer doubles workforce with plans to recruit 30 more staff by end of year

Glasgow-based developer Structured House Group (shg) has signalled a major expansion with an office move and the recruitment of several new senior staff members.

The company, which builds all types of accommodation including residential, student accommodation and soon to be co-living developments, has moved from its former premises to a new suite of offices in Hydepark Street as it seeks to grow its presence in the Scotland, the UK and Europe.

It has doubled its workforce to 30 at its new base, boosting its complement of engineers, architects and planning experts.

The company plans to recruit a further 30 staff within a year as it seeks to grow its residential management-arm BOHO.

Among its new staff members is Group Operations Director Brian Smith, the former Regional Technical Director of GRAHAM Group. Brian has successfully led teams and delivered projects across a number of key fields in construction including hotel and further education residential builds, schools, commercial/retail projects, primary healthcare and research facilities, and also Ministry of Defence (MOD) projects.

He joins Development Director and Architect Alastair Cook, who has been with Structured House Group for some time.

Christine Young, former Head of Operations at Fresh Property Group, joins as Operations Director of the management-arm BOHO. She will focus on building, recruiting and developing BOHO which will manage the properties owned by the firm.

The expansion follows a joint venture agreed between the company and Chicago-based Harrison Street Real Estate worth around £500million, a significant achievement for a small company.

Announcing the expansion Craig Inglis, chief executive of Structured House Group, said: "The past year has been our most successful to date with our team achieving double-digit growth. We continue to expand in our key areas and bringing in strong experience is part of our strategic growth plan.

"The company currently has 12 live development sites with several more in the pipeline. Operating in locations including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Plymouth and soon to be Manchester, on a mix of property developments, we are keen to bring our half a billion investment to Scotland and the UK to work with like-minded partners who are as ambitious as we are."

Structured House Group's flagship development at Scotway House will open in September 2019 and is a £40million investment, creating more than 300 jobs and will house 400 students and two restaurants. The new building will be under the management of BOHO.

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