Leading commercial property development company Wykeland Group has appointed Jonathan Stubbs as Development Director.
Previously the company’s Head of Development, Mr Stubbs steps up to the Wykeland Board with a brief to fulfil the potential of existing developments and identify new opportunities.
Wykeland is one of Yorkshire and the Humber’s leading developers, delivering many of the region’s most significant regeneration projects.
Mr Stubbs joined Wykeland two years ago and has played a key role in taking forward a number of exciting schemes, including the £17m Treadmills redevelopment of the former Northallerton Prison site in North Yorkshire, working in partnership with Hambleton District Council.
Wykeland Managing Director Dominic Gibbons said: “Jonathan’s appointment recognises the excellent contribution he has made since joining the business.
“He brings a wealth of experience to the Board, especially of the Yorkshire property scene, and his appointment will support the further growth of the business.
“Jonathan will focus both on new prospects and evolving developments, such as the Treadmills scheme, further opportunities at Europarc in Grimsby, the development of the former Ramsdens store in Grimsby, and our G@Glasshoughton development off junction 32 of the M62 in West Yorkshire.”
Mr Stubbs has a 25-year track record in the property industry, working for landowners and landlords across the North.
He joined Wykeland after eight years running his own property development and management business and previously worked as an Asset Manager for Town Centre Securities, based in Leeds, and Orbit Developments in Manchester.
Mr Stubbs said: “I’m delighted and honoured to be offered this opportunity to develop my role and join the Board.
“In my experience Wykeland’s ethos of long-term investment and engagement with partners and local people to create high-quality, sustainable developments that deliver commercial and community value is unique. I’ve really enjoyed being part of that culture and working with the great team at Wykeland.
“My new role will focus on realising the further potential of our existing schemes and also identifying new opportunities that fit our business model.”
Hull-based Wykeland has a £250m development pipeline within the region with flagship schemes including the fast-growing Bridgehead business park close to the Humber Bridge. Bridgehead site is already home to a host of blue chip businesses and Wykeland has put in place infrastructure on the southern side of the site in readiness for further development.
Wykeland’s other high-profile schemes include the @TheDock development in Hull’s Fruit Market, which features the Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI) tech hub; the Flemingate mixed-use regeneration scheme in Beverley, East Yorkshire; the Meltonwest business park, west of Hull; and G@Glasshoughton, which comprises four development sites off junction 32 on the M62.
Wykeland is also working in a joint venture with Beal Homes to deliver the £80m regeneration of Hull’s Fruit Market quarter, in partnership with Hull City Council. The Fruit Market transformation is creating Hull’s first urban village, bringing together retail, leisure and residential uses in a new commercial, creative and cultural hub.
Cultural and social regeneration is at the heart of Wykeland’s physical development strategy. As a City of Culture Major Partner, Wykeland continues to play a leading role in Hull’s exciting renaissance, delivering significant new assets such as the Stage @TheDock amphitheatre and contributing to the economic and cultural wellbeing of the city.