About Us

OUR TEAM

Designing and building an entirely new community involves a diverse team of professionals.

 Here’s an introduction to some of the dedicated people who are delivering your new town with passion and pride.  All have a common goal; a passionate commitment to turn our vision for Shawfair into an exciting reality.

 

Nick Waugh, Commercial Property Director, Buccleuch Property

Nick leads the Buccleuch Property part of the Shawfair LLP, as a Board Director and in terms of delivery strategy covering all parts of successfully developing the masterplan.

Anna Wright, Senior Engineer, Ironside Farrar

Anna is involved with the design of the surface water drainage systems at Shawfair, and with supervising their construction on site.

Ian Logan, Associate, Optimised Environments

Ian is a landscape architect and associate at OPEN and has been providing key design and project management roles at Shawfair for over ten years.

Paul McAninch, Group Finance Director, Mactaggart & Mickel

Paul is a Board Director of Shawfair LLP and leads Mactaggart & Mickel Group's financial and communications technologies strategies and a previous Chair of the Scottish Finance Directors Group.

David Peck, Managing Director, Buccleuch Property

David manages the overall implementation of the Buccleuch Property investment and development strategy and is a Board Director of Shawfair LLP.

Dougie Flett, Director, Optimised Environments

Dougie leads OPEN's architectural team, he is passionate about successful placemaking, at all scales, ensuring Shawfair is an exceptional new town.

Clare Todd, Consultant, Perceptive Communicators

Clare is responsible for planning and delivering the core public relations interface for Shawfair, and is also involved in community engagement activities.

Andrew Mickel, Director, Mactaggart & Mickel

Andrew is the former Chairman of Homes for Scotland and a Shawfair Board Director. He also leads a community development project in the East End of Glasgow and is currently Director of an arts and music venue, SWG3 in Glasgow.

Christopher Gray, Associate , Optimised Environments

Chris is an architect and landscape architect with particular professional experience in complex masterplanning, urban design and strategic landscape framework projects. Shawfair's Town Centre design is under his control.

Alastair Lewis, Technical Director, Sweco

Alastair directs all site development, ground engineering, mining remediation, roads and drainage at Shawfair, having been involved in the project since 2001.

Gareth Roberts, Technical Manager, Sweco

Gareth is responsible for leading Sweco's input to the design of the civil engineering elements at Shawfair on a day to day basis and ensuring successful project delivery.

Dave Brown, Construction Safety Consultant, Thomas & Adamson

Dave our construction safety specialist checks everyone is safe, everything is compliant and will take quick and effective action if there are any emergencies.

Scott Castle, Director, Thomas & Adamson

Scott directs the cost, quality and programme of the site works at Shawfair.

Pol MacDonald, Director, Optimised Environments

Pol is a founding Director of OPEN with over 25 years of experience in the built environment, with qualifications in architecture and landscape architecture, and is passionate about how social and cultural trends influence our everyday places.

James Palmer, Associate Director, Buccleuch Property

James is an associate director at Buccleuch Property and manages the practical side of the development at Shawfair, working closely with each of the diverse design team, marketing and legal disciplines.

Lesley Ferguson, Communicators Director, Perceptive Communicators

Lesley has a wealth of experience of property development, and is responsible for creating effective communications strategies for Shawfair.

Ian Davidson, Associate Director, Thomas & Adamson

A bit of an expert in the field of quantity surveying, ensuring everything at Shawfair is in budget and the finances are planned accurately.

Anthony Aitken, UK Head of Planning , Colliers

Proud Town Planner with over 25 years-experience and with strong belief in a healthy work/life balance. Tony is leading Shawfair through the planning process into its delivery phases.

Mark Chapman, Director, Ironside Farrar

Mark is a Director at Ironside Farrar and has been involved in the Sustainable Drainage System design at Shawfair since its inception in 2002 leading coordination with the Council and SEPA.

Diane Flett, Associate, Optimised Environments

Diane is a chartered architect and urban designer, whose focus at OPEN is on masterplanning, urban design and regeneration strategies. She is particularly interested in the influence good design can have on our everyday life.