New managing director for growing Scottish regeneration company

Graeme Nicol
Graeme Nicol

Urban Union has appointed Graeme Nicol to the newly created role of managing director.

Graeme moves to the Scottish based regeneration specialist from CALA Homes where he has worked for the past 13 years as commercial director.

Beginning his career as a quantity surveyor, Graeme brings extensive knowledge in house building, along with significant expertise in private home sales to the new role.

Graeme will now lead Urban Union as it continues delivering large scale regeneration projects across Scotland – with a unique fresh approach – including significant developments currently underway at Laurieston in Glasgow and Pennywell in Edinburgh.

Urban Union has significantly evolved since its formation in 2011. This role marks the next stage of growth for the company – which is a partnership of two renowned Scottish companies McTaggart Construction and Robertson Group Holdings – as it continues in its ambition to create quality homes and communities throughout Scotland.

Gary Climson of McTaggart Construction said Graeme is an excellent addition to the business and is thrilled to have him on board.

Derek Shewan of Robertson Group Holdings added: “He brings a wealth of knowledge of the construction sector and extensive experience in strategic planning, all of which is vital for us as we continue our ambitious plans to expand Urban Union.”

Graeme has been involved in a number of high-profile developments in Scotland including the design and procurement of Lancefield Quay in partnership with Miller Homes and as a director of Glasgow Harbour, of which CALA was lead developer.

Commenting on his new role Graeme said: “This is an exciting time to be joining Urban Union with two large-scale developments already well underway and more opportunities in the pipeline.

“It was the company’s unique approach to not just building houses but developing homes with the community at the core of each project which attracted me to Urban Union. I look forward to utilising the skills I have gained in my previous roles in the industry to develop the business further.”

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