A summer of growth for Turley in Manchester

Turley has significantly strengthened its Manchester office this summer with a series of new hires, cementing its position as the largest multi-service planning team in the North West.

Ten new recruits have joined Turley Manchester’s Planning, Engagement, Heritage, Economics and Design teams. The expansion follows on from a series of strategic hires over the last two years, which saw service-leads Steve Bell, Richard Laming and Jaimie Ferguson join the Manchester office.

New staff at Turley – Manchester.


  • Rowan Van Muysen, Assistant Planner – graduate
  • Olivia Carr, Assistant Planner – graduate
  • Lerato Marema, Assistant Planner – Previously at The Environment Agency
  • Carly Hinde, Planner – Previously at WYG


  • Kerrie Melrose, Assistant Consultant, Heritage – Previously at Rochdale MBC


· Fiona Elton, Graduate Economic Planner


  • Mark Blain, Associate Urban Designer – previously at Aecom
  • Hannah Elborn, Senior Urban Designer – Previously at Planit-ie Landscape Architects and Urban Designers


  • Rob Hill, Senior Engagement Consultant – Previously at IPB Communications
  • Michael Clare, Assistant Engagement Consultant – recent graduate from The University of Manchester

Steve Bell, Office Director in Manchester, said:

“This is a very exciting time for Turley. The North West property market has responded very positively to our enhanced, joined-up offer across the residential, commercial and infrastructure sectors. The added value of our specialist services has made a real difference in delivering success for our clients.”

The national property planning consultant’s Manchester office is bringing to bear its wide range of specialist planning skills to development projects across the region, among them:

  • Anfield Stadium expansion, Liverpool Football Club: planning, heritage and engagement advice on an expanded stadium and improved public realm space around the stadium. The expansion will support the wider Anfield area regeneration led by the Local Authority Liverpool City Council.
  • King Street Townhouse®: Heritage advice leading to permission for a 40-bedroom luxury townhouse hotel in Booth Street, in Manchester’s Upper King Street Conservation Area.
  • Scout Moor Wind Farm expansion: planning and engagement service
  • Numerous urban extensions on behalf of house builders and land promoters: planning, design and engagement advice.

Bell concluded:

“The investments we are now making across our services will further strengthen our ability to respond to client needs and future opportunities in Manchester and across the North West.”