Milligan has today announced that it is joining forces with James Lidgate, the former CEO of Legal and General Homes. James, through his consultancy business Wraxhall, will work with Milligan helping to deliver its strategic business development plans.
In his previous role, James developed and delivered the business plan for Legal & General Homes, creating the first ever wholly owned housebuilding arm of Legal & General alongside managing the strategic land portfolio. He also was responsible for the £250m equity investment into the Build to Rent joint-venture growing the pipeline from 692 units to almost 3,000, with total available capital of over £1.2bn.
John Milligan, Milligan’s CEO said, “James brings superb residential development expertise to our team. The residential sector will play an important role in the mixed-use solution to revitalising our failing high streets and shopping centres.”
James Lidgate added; “I’m delighted to be working with Milligan to help realise the increasing importance of housing in mixed-use projects. The combination of expertise brought about by this relationship will deliver true value and compelling placemaking.”
This news follows the appointment of Stuart Harris, former director and co-founder of Queensberry Real Estate, as Milligan’s COO in June last year.
James’ residential track record will complement Milligan’s rich history of developing mixed-use projects with inspiring retail and leisure at their heart.