Paul Shadarevian

Urban Catalyst hires planning expert to board of new sister company

Urban Catalyst has appointed Paul Shadarevian (pictured above) as a non-executive board member to its new sister company, Urban Catalyst Developments.

In this role, he will help the company deliver best-in-class developments in conjunction with public sector partners.

Paul has over 35 years of experience in practising planning law, advising both public and private sector clients.

He is, and will remain, a fully practising member of planning and environmental chambers Cornerstone Barristers.

During his career, Paul worked on a number of landmark projects, including the London Gateway Local Development Order, and the redevelopment of London City Hall.

He has also advised Purfleet Centre Regeneration Limited, the joint venture between Urban Catalyst and Swan Housing Group that is driving the regeneration of Purfleet-on-Thames town centre, in collaboration with Thurrock Council.

Commenting on his new role, Paul said: “Urban Catalyst has long been a business I've admired thanks to its creative and collaborative approach, so I am delighted to be joining the board of its new sister company Urban Catalyst Developments as a non-executive member and look forward to assisting with future projects."

Paul’s appointment comes after Urban Catalyst announced professor Trevor Davies, co-founder of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, as chief sustainability adviser.

Urban Catalyst Developments has been created by Urban Catalyst to progress projects in the UK outside of Purfleet-on-Thames, as well as opportunities in Europe.

Ken Dytor, founder of Urban Catalyst and Urban Catalyst Developments, added: “Paul brings with him a wealth of experience and unrivalled knowledge of the workings of both the public and private sectors that will be of immense value to Urban Catalyst Developments going forward.

“The pandemic has brought to light the need to reimagine our towns and cities as spaces that are more human, healthy, and sustainable, which will create new opportunities for urban regeneration across the UK and Europe.

“We will look forward to working closely with Paul...his presence within the Urban Catalyst family, alongside professor Trevor Davies, will be a real asset to us as we look to grow our development pipeline."

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