Wates Residential adds director

Wates Residential has appointed a new development director to lead on its £1bn Havering joint venture scheme.

The firm has brought in Lia Silva to lead the business’ development management team responsible for delivering the Havering project.

Silva has over 10 years of industry experience and joins from Ballymore Group, where she was responsible for leading development management teams on major regeneration schemes in London including the new 40 acre Royal Wharf development in East London.

“Her role will be crucial in ensuring that we grow our development activities sustainably while continuing to provide our clients with the high standard of delivery to which they have become accustomed,” said Paul Nicholls, managing director of Wates Residential.

The firm’s joint venture with the London Borough of Havering will see it deliver 1,000 new homes across the borough over the next 12 years.