Milestone for CO—RE's growth as Ed Thomson of GVA joins as senior project manager

Senior project manager Ed Thomson has joined commercial property specialists CO–RE as part of the development manager’s continued growth. Ed joins CO–RE from GVA, having spent the previous eight years at Second London Wall acting as project manager and employer’s agent on a number of significant central London developments.

Ed has a strong track record in the design, procurement and delivery of large and complex mixed-use developments, and has worked with a range of clients across the commercial, residential and public sectors. He has been closely involved in a number of high-profile projects in central London including 5 & 6 St James’s Square, One Bedford Avenue, 1-9 Seymour Street and One Bartholomew Close, Barts Square.

At CO–RE, Ed’s primary role will be to project manage the firm’s flagship development, the Make-designed 20 Ropemaker, a 27-storey office tower in the City of London. His appointment follows the hiring of occupier specialist Bradley Baker from Knight Frank earlier this year.

CO–RE has worked on over 11 million sq ft of London office space on behalf of a wide range of client partners over the past 16 years, including Nomura’s headquarters at Watermark Place, 6 Bevis Marks and Finsbury Circus House in the City of London. We have recently delivered on LSQ London in Leicester Square, Hearst’s new London headquarters, One Fen Court – 420,000 sq ft of mixed-use space, principally pre-let to M&G – and the redevelopment of 90 Fetter Lane, a 76,000 sq ft office known as Bureau.

Ed Thomson, senior project manager at CO–RE, said:

“It’s a great time to be joining CO–RE, and to be working on the fantastic 20 Ropemaker, which promises to be a game-changing office development in central London. We have an ambitious programme to grow the business and its project portfolio, and I’m excited to be playing a key role."

David Ainsworth, chief executive of CO–RE, commented:

“It’s another significant milestone for CO–RE’s growth, with Ed joining the business following Bradley’s arrival earlier this year. 20 Ropemaker is a large, complex project and I’m delighted to have Ed on board, as his skill-set and experience of managing similar projects in the City will support its successful delivery.”