RLB expands regional footprint with new office plans for Scotland

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Leading independent construction and property management consultant, Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB UK) has announced its investment in Scotland with the opening of a new office in George Street, Edinburgh from 1 May 2024 and the appointment of Martin McConnell, who joins them from multi-disciplinary surveying company, Hardies LLP.

Martin, who will work alongside RLB Partner, Jason Brownlee, has over 20 years’ experience within the industry, specialising in the commercial sector with a strong focus on retail park development including roadside services and drive-thru. Recently acting as the lead client contact for a major UK supermarket group and extensively with James Keiller Property Holdings, Martin has also previously led several local authority frameworks.

RLB has been widely active in Scotland for a few years with a breadth of service offering across several sectors across the public and private sector and with clients including the Co-op, Tesco and Mitie. The permanent office base in George Street will extend its presence in the region and is integral to RLB’s wider growth strategy.

RLB Partner, Martin McConnell comments,

“It is exciting to be joining RLB at a time of growth and investment and to be officially opening in a region that I am passionate about. We have ambitious growth plans for Scotland and look to build a team of 60 by 2030, offering multi-disciplinary solutions to our clients. Born and bred in Scotland and having worked in Scotland for most of my career, I know my experience of the region combined with RLB’s expertise will be a winning formula for success and further growth in the region.”

“We have been working in Scotland for a while now providing solution-led services to our clients who are both based in Scotland and who operate within the region,” continues RLB Global Chair and RLB Chief Executive for UK & Europe, Andrew Reynolds.

“The permanent office and the appointment of Martin allows us to build even stronger relations with our clients north of the border, invest in the region and expand our presence and our team. This is part of RLB’s overall vision and growth strategy that sees us continue to be the leading independent construction consultancy across the UK.”

For further information or to speak to a RLB spokesperson, please contact:

Hayley Lee – Antelope on behalf of RLB

T: +44 07771 785152 E: hayley.lee@antelopecomms.co.uk­