Grosvenor Britain & Ireland appoints Executive Director for London estate development projects

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland has appointed Simon Harding-Roots as Executive Director, Major Projects, London estate.

10th March 2015

Simon joins from Imperial College London where he was Chief Operations Officer and a member of the College’s Board, which has responsibility for the vision and overall strategy of the College. Imperial has one of the largest and most complex higher education estates in the UK. Simon headed the Operations Group there, managing a team of more than 700 staff across four key Divisions: Masterplanning and Capital Development; Project Management and Delivery; Facilities Management; and Campus/ Commercial Services (accommodation, catering, sport, conferencing). 

Simon Harding-Roots

Simon has significant international experience in the real estate sector. Working across development, investment, private equity, corporate real estate, commercial operations and asset management for Treasury Holdings Group in the UK and China; Arcapita, a private equity investor based in Bahrain; and Majid Al Futtaim, a leading Dubai based property development company.

As well as overseeing development opportunities in the vicinity of Crossrail’s Bond Street West Station, Simon is responsible for Grosvenor’s joint venture project with Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH) to redevelop 1-5 Grosvenor Place on Hyde Park Corner into a new landmark building: The Peninsula London and apartments. 

Peter Vernon, CEO, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Simon to Grosvenor.  He brings vital experience at a time when we have signifiant opportunities to regenerate our London estate both in Belgravia and Mayfair.”

Simon joined Grosvenor Britain & Ireland on 9 March 2015.  He reports to Peter Vernon, CEO, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland and will sit on the Grosvenor Britain & Ireland Board.



For more information contact:
Naomi Curtis/Sorrel Basher, Press Office
020 7312 6479/6101

Notes to Editors

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland aims to create value through its skills in place-making and design, repositioning locations in ways that change customer perceptions and deliver results for our stakeholders. We own and develop an exceptional range of properties and locations in Britain and Ireland through two business units: our London estate, responsible for assets across 300 acres of Mayfair and Belgravia, and Grosvenor Developments, responsible for all off-estate activity in Britain and Ireland. Both teams have a common goal: to create great places for people to live, work and visit. As at 31 December 2013, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland had assets under management of £5bn.

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