Downing on recruitment drive with ten projects due to start in 2025

Downing Square Gardens, Manchester (CGI)

Property developer Downing is gearing up for its busiest year to date in 2025 with ten new projects planned to start on site at locations across the UK, equating to £1.6 billion.

To prepare for the record-breaking year, Downing is launching a recruitment drive to attract new senior recruits to join its 200-strong team.

In just the first quarter of 2024, Downing has already acquired five prime UK sites spanning Bristol, Glasgow, Newcastle, Brighton and London that all expect to start on site in 2025.

Other notable projects in the pipeline for next year include developments in Leeds, Manchester and Wandsworth in London. Collectively, these ten projects contribute to the £1.6 billion pipeline set for 2025.

This builds off the company’s track record that has seen it deliver over £2 billion in real estate development, including 14,500 Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) beds across the UK in its 35-year history.

Downing is now looking to add to its team across a range of senior multidisciplined roles, in investment, construction and development.

Bay Downing, Investment Director at Downing, said: “This year and next are set to be record-breaking ones for the Downing team. Since January, we have already completed five deals, worth over £60 million at locations spanning the country.

“We expect ten exciting projects to go on site in 2025, more than we have ever had in one year before, in our whole 35-year history.  We are continuing to actively look for new investment opportunities throughout the market.

“Building on our experience and track record of delivering high quality, sustainable accommodation in leading UK cities. it is an extremely exciting time to join Downing, Successful candidates will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the business as we continue to deliver our ambitious pipeline in a fast-moving market.”

To support its continued growth, the property developer has recently relocated its headquarters in Liverpool to the newly refurbished No.1 Old Hall Street. The new office is 50% larger than its previous site to support its expanding 200-strong team.

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