A leisure and tourism sector planning and development consultancy has boosted its services with the promotion of a senior industry specialist.
Lichfields, which continues to invest in developing and growing its national operations, has promoted Ian York to planning director based at its London office.
With over 20 years’ experience of planning consultancy work on major sports stadia, leisure and tourism projects across the country, Ian provides expertise and insight in strategic project management and negotiation, public consultation coordination, and due diligence for property acquisitions, as part of the large specialist team at Lichfields which advises leading sport, leisure and tourism clients across the UK.
The promotion comes on the back of his extensive track record working with Haven, Merlin Entertainments – owners of a range of visitor attractions including Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Legoland, Alton Towers Resort and Thorpe Park – and Warner Leisure Hotels among a host of major leisure and tourism sector developers, owners and operators.
Ian said: “Development work in the UK leisure and tourism sector is seeing significant growth and planned investment post Covid. To bring forward projects successfully requires specialist knowledge and services, so I’m really looking forward to drawing on my experience as we grow our presence further in the sector and work with clients to deliver projects that make an important contribution to the sector and UK economy more generally.”
Awarded ‘Consultancy Practice of the Year 2023’ at the sector-leading Property Week Resi Awards, Lichfields currently employs 240 across its nine offices.