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Shepherd appoints Willmott Dixon’s Mark Tant as southern MD

Shepherd Construction has appointed Mark Tant as managing director for the company’s southern division.

Mr Tant joins Shepherd from Willmott Dixon where he spent 29-years, most recently working as managing director for South London and the Southern home counties.

The appointment comes as Shepherd looks to drive forward its growth strategy across the region and Mr Tant will be charged with spearheading the effort.

While at Willmott Dixon he played a significant role in helping the firm win £100 million of work through the Improvement and Efficiency South East framework.

As well as securing a place on the renewed framework last summer he also helped win places on the Gatwick Airport Major Project Framework following successes under the BAA framework.

Mr Tant was also responsible for leading Willmott Dixon’s strategic team on supply chain partnering for two years and led their approach on sustainable development while the movement was in its infancy.

Recent achievements include spearheading Willmott Dixon’s hotel and leisure sectors, securing projects such as the University of Surrey Sports Park and the redevelopment of Epsom Racecourse.

Mr Tant said:  “I am delighted to join Shepherd Construction at an exciting time for the company which is increasingly being regarded as a national player in the market and is forging ahead with expansion across London and the South-east.”

Shepherd Construction opened its London office at the start of 2011 and relocated its team from Slough to capitalize on the first signs of recovery in the capital and be based nearer to potential clients, business partners and consultants. 

Projects currently being handled by the South Division include the Atrium, a £27 million scheme delivering luxury apartments on Park Road near Regents Park; a £58m new school at Holland Park, and a £110m project to deliver new facilities for the Institute of Animal Health at Pirbright in Surrey.

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