Edinburgh St James appoints managing director

Nick Peel to serve as managing director on £1bn development when complete

Edinburgh St James, the £1bn mixed-use development in the city centre, has appointed Nick Peel as managing director of the development when it opens to the public in October this year.

Peel will head the onsite team, which will oversee the day-to-day management of the asset as it opens to the public and the addition of the residential, cinema, apart hotel and hotel as they are opened over the course of 2021.

He brings with him years of high-profile operational management and commercial property experience having previously been the head of asset and estate management at Battersea Power Station, where he was responsible for consumer marketing, commercialisation and experiential and digital strategies.

Commenting on his appointment, Nick Peel said: “This is an extremely exciting project and I’m especially keen to continue to raise the profile of Edinburgh St James within consumer brands and businesses as it opens, which will help ensure a truly sustainable project. I’m committed to driving the best environmental practices and working on our digital approach to benefit our consumers for the future.”

Martin Perry, director of development at Edinburgh St James, commented: “Nick brings a wealth of experience and leadership quality to ensure the management of the completed development is to a world class standard befitting the aspirations of the project. Nick shares our vision for the site and will help to build strong relationships with the exciting brands we are bringing to the city – complementing and enhancing everything Edinburgh has to offer.”

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