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Esther Croft LDA Design

Esther Croft




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For the past 12 years I have worked in the public sector as a senior project manager directing public sector land acquisitions/disposals and mixed use regeneration schemes. I am a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).

I have been working with the HCA on projects in Hampshire and Dorset which included Daedalus Enterprise Zone, a 161ha operational airfield. I previously worked for SWRDA on regeneration schemes in Taunton, Dursley, Gloucester and the Olympic Sailing Venue Osprey Quay in Dorset.

I am currently working on a town centre regeneration scheme in Weston-Super-Mare, where the council is exploring exciting new direct delivery options. I am interested in finding solutions to the delivery of mixed use development schemes against a backdrop of further efficiency savings in the public sector.

I believe in team working and that successful regeneration projects all have one common theme – good communication and strong leadership.

Q & A

What is the most memorable thing you’ve ever seen in a public space?

Working on the redevelopment of a former tannery site in Glastonbury, Somerset, the consultants and I were talking on the side of the road but our site meeting was somewhat hijacked by the appearance of a naked female cyclist.

My favourite walk is …..

To the ‘magic woods’ with both of my boys and our pack of 4 dogs.

I love the view from …

Pointe du Bouchet at 3420m overlooking the Orelle valley, part of the Three Valleys ski area.

Projects I’ve been involved with recently

St James Neighbourhood Plan