Paul Harvey, Managing Director - Property , heads the department, which comprises the Development Team, the Construction, Facilities Team and the IT Team.
The Development Team manages the development process from site identification to start on site, the Construction Team then monitors the build phase up until practical completion and the New Openings and Franchise Team deals with all operational issues until the handover of the projects to our Operations Team.
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Travelodge has internal and outsourced Development Managers (ODM’s), each dealing with specific regions of the UK. The ODM’s are fully retained to deal with the whole development process up until start on site, from site identification and agreement of terms to the presentation of Board papers and instruction of solicitors.
The team is managed by UK Development Director, Tony O'Brien, and is supported by the Pre-Exchange Project Manager Emma Bridgewood. Emma runs the Pre-Exchange team supported by Shaun Baugh and Nigel Himpson of Wakemans.
Once exchanged, each project has a Travelodge Project Manager and an Outsourced Project Manager allocated to it, who monitor the works through to practical completion.
Last, but by no means least, Dick Clay acts as a general consultant for us, opening doors and sourcing schemes that other development managers can’t reach.
The area within the M25 represents half of Travelodges total UK growth targets. Consequently, in addition to our three internal Development Managers who deal with this area (Rob,Neil & Alan) Travelodge also retains eight Property agents to deal with specific areas of London for us. These companies are experts in their own areas.
Robert Ryan - Central & South West London
Neil Short - North London
Alan Oliver - South East London & South Coast
Technical Services Team
The Technical Services function, headed by Scott Rutherford, manages the construction arm of the business, planned preventative and reactive maintenance as well as our refurbishment program. This function ensures that Travelodge deliver a well maintained and safe environment for our customers.
New Supplier Enquiries
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