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Appointment of Stephen Hockaday

20 May 2020

Long Harbour, has further strengthened its growing team with the appointment of Stephen Hockaday as Senior Adviser for the Built Environment.

Stephen brings a wealth of experience in the construction and property industries to Long Harbour and will advise on the firm’s growing pipeline of development and strategic land projects.  These include the £500m Long Harbour Multi-Family investment programme of UK build to rent projects and Fawley Waterside, one of the UK’s most significant regenerations, which will see the creation of a world-class residential and commercial waterside community on the site of the former Fawley Power Station in Hampshire.

Stephen is a Civil Engineer with over 40 years’ experience in major projects and social infrastructure covering construction, development and investment. Most recently he was Head of Investments at Laing O’Rourke for over 12 years, building a portfolio of over £2bn in the UK and Canada. He was also the Joint Venture Director for the Northern Line Extension and the Thames Tideway Tunnel in London.

Prior to joining Laing O’Rourke Stephen spent over 13 years as the Director for Project Finance and Facilities Management at Bovis Lend Lease, building up a portfolio of over £2.5 bn of assets in the UK, Ireland, Spain and Italy.

In addition to construction and pipeline management for the PRS investment programme, Stephen will oversee stakeholder engagement on development projects.

William Astor, Chief Executive at Long Harbour, said: “Stephen’s appointment will increase our expertise as we expand our pipeline of new homes and bring forward increasingly complex residential and mixed-use projects, such as Fawley Waterside. He will also play an important role in delivering high levels of sustainability and green buildings across our portfolio.”

Stephen Hockaday, Senior Adviser for the Built Environment at Long Harbour, said: “Long Harbour has incredible depth and breadth of expertise, and I am looking forward to working across such an exciting pipeline of residential development projects.”

The Long Harbour Multi-Family (“LHMF”) investment programme will deploy an initial £500m of capital into build to rent projects over the next 18 months. The new venture will invest in high quality BtR schemes of over 150 units in London, the South East and selected regional cities, all of which will be managed by Way of Life, Long Harbour’s Multi-Family management platform.