Worcester Headquartered Prime appoints new Director of Construction Strategy

Pictured: Richard Powell
Prime Richard Powell,

Property development company, Prime Plc has appointed former St Modwen Director, Richard Powell, as Director of Construction Strategy

Richard has senior management experience in construction businesses including Hall and Tawse, Bovis Lendlease and Skanska where he was responsible for the procurement and commercial management of the £350m Royal Derby Hospital.

Richard joined listed developer St Modwen Properties in 2006 where he was Group Construction Director until 2019.

Leighton Chumbley, Chief Executive at Prime said: “We are delighted to have Richard on board. He brings to Prime a deep knowledge of development, including town centre regeneration which is an area of focus for us at the moment. Richard’s construction expertise will ensure Prime is designing buildings that are sustainable, procuring construction partners wisely and providing confidence to our clients and funders.”

Richard commented: “I’m excited by the opportunity and am privileged to be joining Prime. I look forward to being an integral part of the Prime team to continue and expand upon the successful delivery of health and care developments. The importance of working with all stakeholders and supply chain partners has never been more prevalent and the opportunity to work with existing and new partners to address supply chain and legislative changes will be a key focus point.”