New Chief Operating Officer as London Square gears up for growth


Leading residential developer London Square has appointed Mark Evans as Chief Operating Officer as the company embarks on a strategic expansion.

Mark Evans will join London Square from Shanly Homes where he is Residential Managing Director, as the company implements its growth plans to deliver a £2bn pipeline and build 1,000 homes a year, by forging partnerships with housing associations and local authorities, while also maximising the commercial potential across all sites.

Reporting to London Square Chief Executive Adam Lawrence, Mark will play a key role in the development and delivery of future strategy. He will work with the senior management team and be responsible for all areas of production, delivery and sales.

With more than 25 years’ wide-ranging experience in the property industry, Mark began his career as a quantity surveyor before moving into project management and operations. He has an impressive track record, with partner and director level roles at Turner & Townsend and Berkeley Homes before joining Shanly Homes as a regional MD in 2006 and progressing to Residential Managing Director.

Mark Evans, who joins London Square early in the New Year, said: “I have been impressed with London Square’s rapid progression over the past decade. It is exciting to be joining a strong management team and I look forward to working with Adam Lawrence and the senior directors to build on the company’s position as a leading residential developer in Greater London and deliver a new chapter of growth.”

Adam Lawrence, Chief Executive, London Square, said: “Mark has an outstanding reputation and an exceptional breadth of experience in residential development. He will be joining us at an important point in the evolution of London Square and will play a key role in the company’s expanding presence in the capital to deliver much-needed homes of all tenures.”

London Square is currently developing 15 first-class sites within Greater London, including its recently launched new neighbourhood in Bermondsey, delivering homes, flexible workspaces, contemporary art studios and gallery space. The company announced a drive earlier this year to forge new partnerships with housing associations, local authorities and government agencies.

The company delivered an impressive set of annual results, ended 31st March 2018, with 490 homes completed and sales of £287.5m – a 45 per cent year on year growth.