The Changing Development Agenda - South West
November 12th 2020
Design | People | Technology
Residential Development Director, South
Duncan joined Muse Developments in June 2009 as Residential Development Director. He brings a wealth of residential experience to the company and is advising on new and existing schemes across the Muse portfolio as well as running the day to day development management of the English Cities Fund schemes at Canning Town and Plymouth and is a Director of the Joint Venture vehicles that are developing out Wapping Wharf in Bristol. To date, Duncan has overseen delivery of over 1,200 homes alongside all the commercial and community uses on these important schemes.
Previously development director at Crest Nicholson, Duncan led a development team ultimately responsible for the identification and acquisition of opportunities through the submission of planning applications to delivery of planning consents and handover to the construction team.
The team increased acquisition targets from 230 units in 2003 to 520 units in 2007. The portfolio was a mix of brown and green field land and ranged from the CABE gold standard award winning 1,300 unit Ingress Park scheme near Dartford, Kent to four large detached houses in Coulsden, South London.
Other projects include successfully leading a Crest Nicholson project team in a design competition set up by English Partnerships on their Sixty K House project. This resulted in one of the country’s first applications of off-site manufactured SIPs panels in an EcoHomes ‘Excellent’ scheme. He also helped set up, and held a directorship of, a joint venture company between Crest Nicholson and Bioregional Quintain to develop a trailblazing scheme in central Brighton to promote sustainable good practice and with ambitions to be one of the UK’s first truly Carbon Neutral schemes. Duncan led large consultant teams from project inception and throughout the development process.