3,825 acres capable of accommodating over 40 million sq ft of B8 logistics space
A spec build programme of buildings up to 500,000 sq ft
Team with sector-leading expertise and over 35 years of experience
We have an entrepreneurial, experienced team that has been involved in some of the most dynamic and successful speculative and occupier-led industrial/logistics development schemes throughout the UK. We have the expertise, track record, the sites and the in-house funding to deliver high-quality buildings for our customers.
Tritax Symmetry is the logistics development arm of Tritax Big Box REIT plc, a FTSE 250 company. The business is dedicated to providing best-in-class greener logistics buildings, a collaborative and entrepreneurial approach, and providing an unrivalled choice of building locations and scale to its customers, including some of the biggest names in the retail, logistics, consumer products, automotive and TV/film sectors.
The portfolio is extremely well located, concentrated around the main motorway arteries of the UK and primarily around the ‘Golden Triangle’ of the M1 and M40 and the North West’s prime M6 and M62 corridors.
Tritax Symmetry has a diverse speculative development programme. All new buildings are net zero carbon in construction, built to an institutional specification that includes roof mounted PV’s, and can be fitted out to meet occupiers’ individual requirements.
Our experienced development team has been involved in some of the most dynamic and successful speculative and occupier led development schemes throughout the United Kingdom. With an existing portfolio of both ‘ready to go’ consented land that can accommodate individual buildings in excess of 1m sq ft and a significant strategic land portfolio, we have the expertise, track record, the sites and the in-house funding to deliver high quality buildings for our customers.
Andrew is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years of commercial property experience. He specialises in delivering cradle-to-grave property strategies to maximise profit & minimise risk.
He established the Manchester Office in 2012, to capitalise on development and the repositioning opportunities in Northern England & Scotland. Andrew has a long track record of successfully delivering multi-phase developments within his geography & further afield.
Andrew was formerly a Director of Savills and Partner for Fuller Peiser. Prior to joining the company, Andrew was responsible for all aspects of acquiring, developing & managing a £120m property portfolio for a family trust.
Will is a board member and a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) and Chartered Treasurer (ACT), he assumes overall responsibility for all finance and reporting at Tritax Symmetry. He has nearing 20 years of experience of finance and treasury at property and REIM businesses.
Prior to joining the company he was at Forum Partners, where he had ultimate finance responsibility for their Europe and Asia funds. He also led on the acquisition, development and subsequent disposal of the LFFREP platform.
At Palmer Capital, he was Head of Finance and at Cordea Savills he was responsible for the launch of the successful Nordic Retail Fund and worked in Germany.
He has a wide experience of finance matters, including real estate corporate finance, portfolio analytics, financial risk management and the requirements of institutional investors.
Simon is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of commercial property development and planning. Following an early career as an agent in Leeds and Manchester, he dedicated 15 years to undertaking numerous commercial developments with a regional construction firm and a national developer.
Simon specialises in large logistics, manufacturing and mixed-use schemes, primarily across the M62 corridor but has also undertaken city centre office and retail-led developments.
During his time at Tritax Symmetry, he has completed the letting, forward funding and redevelopment of a logistics and manufacturing building on Merseyside for a main Jaguar Land Rover supplier and has more recently developed a 1.5m sq ft fulfilment centre for Amazon in the North East.
Kate is a Chartered Surveyor with 15 years' property experience. Kate joined Tritax in 2022 and has delivered residential, industrial and mixed-use development across the UK.
Jonathan is a board member and a qualified chartered Surveyor with 30 years' experience as an agent and developer and is Head of the Northampton office. He formerly ran leasing and investment teams in London and Birmingham at Cushman & Wakefield and JLL before turning to development in 2006.
Jonathan's geographical focus is on the East and West Midlands delivering existing projects and sourcing new large scale, multi-phase opportunities. His strong financial and analytical skills are at the core of his approach to development, managing risk at every stage.
Tom is a board member and is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with nearing 20 years’ experience in the commercial property market. He joined the company in 2015 having previously been at JLL and latterly a Partner at Cushman & Wakefield running the National Offices team.
Tom's focus lies in securing sites, strategic planning promotion and the development and delivery of speculative and pre-committed units. Recent successes include securing and delivering a 661,000 sq ft pre let to The Co-operative Group Ltd at Symmetry Park, Biggleswade and lettings of over 2m sq ft at other sites promoted through the planning process including to the likes of Bidfood, Ocado and DPD.
Tom is a keen swimmer and has completed both a solo and relay swim of the English Channel for charity.
Michelle is a delivery focused leader and strategic advisor with a wealth of experience managing and developing high-performing teams and working in a range of sectors including banking, social housing, and retail.
With over 12 years’ experience working with Senior stakeholders at Board and Executive level, Michelle is part of the leadership team. Working closely with the Shareholder and Management Boards, she identifies strategic priorities providing a key role as facilitator and hands-on planning and delivery expert.
Michelle has a passion for personal development and brings with her coaching and mentoring skills to ensure staff welfare and training is a continued priority.
Alastair is a qualified marketeer with a broad mix of experience in leading brand houses and marketing agencies working across global mega brands such as Coca-Cola, as well as creating and nurturing start up brands.
He helped deliver the global brand revitalisation of Dunhill Tobacco of London for British American Tobacco that led to a 5% year on year growth across the top 3 markets. Whilst at Diageo he delivered Europe level shopper marketing campaigns for Captain Morgan and Smirnoff, and has launched new products and initiatives for Sennheiser and Shell.
This broad experience across a mix of categories has crystallised for Alastair that a customer orientated approach always leads to share and revenue growth. As the first marketing director at Tritax Symmetry, Alastair's role is to define the marketing strategy and embed an occupier-orientated approach across all touchpoints and communications, whilst elevating Tritax Symmetry’s reputation in the industry.
Jonathan joined in 2007 from Reading Borough Council and has over 16 years of experience in taking major residential, commercial and mixed-use schemes through the planning system. He is responsible for establishing and managing the planning strategy for strategic land holdings from acquisition through to disposal.
Jonathan’s meticulous approach to all aspects of a project, whether through the promotion of sites through the development plan process or submission of planning applications, and careful management of multi-disciplinary teams, ensures that robust planning arguments are presented. This has been demonstrated most recently by gaining planning consent for 2.3m sq ft at Symmetry Park, Kettering; 2m sq ft at Symmetry Park, Rugby; detailed permission for the next phase of Symmetry Park, Biggleswade; and Siemens Healthineers' new 604,000 sq ft global production facility.
Sinead is a qualified Town Planner with 15 years experience in land use planning across a wide range of residential and commercial sectors in both the public and private sectors. Having joined the company in 2020 she previously headed the Rugby office of DLP Planning Ltd and held roles in Local Authority planning departments in the North East and Midlands.
Sinead’s initial focus will be on the promotion of a large scale logistics development and garden village in Leicestershire and on Tritax Symmetry’s large scale Hinckley National RFI opportunity. Sinead has a good contact base across the Midlands and has a resolute approach to identifying solutions to unlock land for development alongside the careful management of multi-disciplinary teams to ensure comprehensive and robust planning arguments are presented.
Matt joined the company from GVA in 2018 having previously worked at Knight Frank and Indigo planning in Manchester. Matt has 14 years experience advising on all aspects of land use planning across a wide range of property and business sectors including the delivery of large logistics, manufacturing and mixed-use schemes.
Matt's day-to-day role includes coordinating the specialist inputs of design, highways and environmental consultants to support a range of planning application submissions; reviewing land interests and property assets, highlighting the development opportunities and potential planning risk; preparing policy representations, to influence emerging planning policy and allocate land for specific land uses through the development plan process; undertaking stakeholder and community consultations.
Tobias has over 10 years' experience in land acquisition across the industry and he specialises in securing off market opportunities.
Tobias served for 7 years in Her Majesty's Royal Marines serving all over he globe. In his spare time, he enjoys country pursuits and fitness, his latest achievement is the Lanzarote Ironman.
Joe joined Tritax Symmetry in 2019 and is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with over 4 years’ experience in the commercial property market. He previously worked at CBRE in the South-East & Midlands market providing leasing and development advice to a variety of occupiers, investors & developers.
Joe’s key focus area involves the delivery of existing projects for both speculative and pre-committed units, together with sourcing new strategic development sites. Current projects include CM40 Banbury & Symmetry Park, Rugby.
Outside of work, having been brought up on a family farm in Northampton he remains actively involved in the day to day running of the business.
Sarah is a qualified Chartered Surveyor who graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2015 with a 1st class BSc (Hons) degree in Real Estate Management. Sarah joined the Manchester office in October 2018 following 3 years working in both commercial and residential real estate consultancy.
Sarah's experience ranges from commercial agency, lease advisory and business rates consultancy, through to financial viability in the development process. She focuses on the delivery of existing projects and the identification of new opportunities in the North West and Yorkshire.
Charlie is a qualified Chartered Surveyor who joined the company in 2019 from Oxford Brookes University, after achieving Upper Second Class Honours in BSc Real Estate Management. He studied links between Online Retailing and Logistics property whilst at university and passed the RICS APC after two years with Tritax Symmetry.
Charlie is involved in the delivery of existing projects across the development lifecycle, including site identification and promotion through planning process as well as building delivery and letting, this includes speculative and pre-committed development of buildings at Symmetry Park, Kettering and Aston Clinton.
Outside of the office, Charlie is keen on a variety of sports, including hockey, rugby and tennis.
Will joined the company having graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2020, achieving a First-Class Honours degree in Real Estate. Prior to joining Tritax Symmetry, Will worked in Estates and Asset management, gaining experience in strategic land and property portfolios.
Will is involved in the Biggleswade, Bicester, Oxford North and Ardley projects, gaining experience over various stages of the development process on sites within the Oxford-Cambridge Arc.
Outside of work, Will has a keen interest in sport, and is building on his mountaineering skills to climb the highest mountains in the Alps.
Ben has over 24 years of practical construction knowledge and experience. He has delivered many industrial and logistics projects throughout his career while managing large and diverse teams. He joins from SEGRO where he was Project Manager for two years before being promoted to Associate Director. There he was involved in multiple projects across Greater London, working with development managers to fulfil the technical, demolition and construction elements of new, single-unit and multi-unit schemes.
Working with the Development team, you will oversee and integrate the Project Management, design, delivery and cost management related to the procurement and construction of multiple developments across the North region.
Reporting to the Construction Director, you will be responsible for strategic planning with structured design and technical coordination to convert a development brief into a de-risked deliverable solution. You will oversee the implementation through securing necessary consents and the expert management of the external consultant team and building contractor, utilising company procedures and protocols.
A competitive package is available for the successful candidate with opportunities for career progression and unlimited bonus potential. Based in the Manchester office. You will be required to travel to the Northampton office on occasion and also to sites, as required
The successful candidate’s primary role will be to assist the Planning Directors and Development Directors in the full development process: from the identification and initial planning appraisal of new opportunities; promotion of schemes through the planning process; and discharge of conditions to enable the delivery of buildings.
The successful candidate’s primary role will be to assist the Directors in the full development process: from the identification of sites; securing and promotion through the planning process, to building-out and letting.
The ideal candidate will have excellent development appraisal skills, have a ‘can-do attitude’ and be able to quickly build a rapport with people.
In return, we will provide full support to help you achieve RICS membership, including ensuring you gain varied relevant experience as required for the APC examination. Furthermore, as a firm we organise and fund a range of specialist training days which are tailored to cover your chosen competencies, including preparation for your final assessment, ensuring that you are fully prepared to sit your APC at the end of the two-year training period.
Tritax Big Box REIT plc is the only Real Estate Investment Trust dedicated to investing in and funding the pre-let development of very large logistics facilities in the UK.
The business invests in and actively manage existing built investments, land suitable for Big Box development and pre-let forward funded developments. They have constructed a portfolio that includes some of the most sought after Big Boxes in the UK and aim to provide an attractive, secure and growing income for Shareholders, together with capital appreciation. Their ambition is to be the pre-eminent owner of Big Boxes in the UK and a leading low-risk, income-focused REIT.Visit Tritax Big Box Site