Newly formed Linear Design & Construct (LDC) has announced significant appointments to its core team as it looks to establish a foothold in the principal contracting marketplace.

John Gilchrist, MCIOB, brings 13 years of construction industry experience, the past nine of which were with Kier Scotland, to his role of Contracts Manager for LDC.  In this role, John will be responsible for the delivery of projects to the highest standards of safety and quality.  In addition, he will oversee all LDC delivery teams and the management of client relationships.

Joining John is Andrew Reid, MRICS, who takes on the role of Senior Quantity Surveyor with responsibility for project commercial and contractual control, as well as cost planning, market testing and procurement.   Andrew joins from Morgan Sindall where he was involved in a number of major Scottish public sector projects.

Ronnie Wilkinson has also been appointed Health, Safety & Environmental Manager for Linear Group, to ensure the maintenance and continual improvement of the high level systems and culture. In this role, Ronnie will work alongside the teams in LCD and sister company, Linear Projects, to ensure the ongoing commitment to best practice and the adherence to the highest standards.

Commenting on the new additions, Ryan Broadley, Managing Director, said, “As part of our growth ambitions, these appointments are a highly significant development as we focus on establishing Linear Design & Construct.    John and Andrew both bring exceptional experience and track records to the team and I am delighted that we have been able to secure such high calibre talent at this early stage. In addition, having Ronnie’s expertise available to the team is a vital element of our offer and delivery.”

Established at the end of 2018, Glasgow-based Linear Design & Construct (LDC) is set to provide intelligent design and construction solutions through collaboration from project inception to aftercare.   As a principal contractor, the business will strive to ensure the right expertise to inform the right solution, tailored to the specific requirement of its clients.  A robust approach and proven experience means LDC can minimise complexity and deliver efficiency which has long term benefit to both client and project.


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