New PFI head to focus on market strengths

Press release 17/08/2000 00:00 CET

Dave Shadwell has been named as the new director responsible for driving forward Kvaerner Construction’s major successes in the PFI market.

He will spearhead PFI work nationwide, including the prison sector, where Kvaerner now holds a market-leading share, and hospitals, where it also commands a major presence.

In addition, he will be responsible for maintaining Kvaerner’s expanding role in the office fit-out market through Kvaerner Kontor, a new specialist unit. And he retains responsibility for large-scale London building projects, drawing on his long experience in running major construction schemes in the capital.

Announcing the new appointment, Andy Sturgess, managing director of Kvaerner Construction UK Building division, commented: “Dave has successfully grown the southern area of our business in recent years and this new role recognises his ability to foster excellent working relationships at all levels.

“This will strengthen our management structure to focus on our leading position in PFI and other niche markets.”

In a building career which began over 35 years ago with Kvaerner Trollope & Colls, Dave Shadwell has played a significant role in shaping some of London’s most famous landmarks, such as the Stock Exchange, Guildhall, the Corn Exchange, Madame Tussaud’s, the Old Bailey, Aspreys of Bond Street and Harrods.

Outside London, he has been responsible for high-security projects at Porton Down and the SAS Regimental HQ.

In the nineties, as director of Trollope & Colls, he led the company’s extensive reinstatement work following IRA bomb attacks in the City, and for several years constructed winter accommodation for London’s homeless as part of a charity initiative.

A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, he became Kvaerner Construction’s building director for southern UK in 1996.

Outlining his new PFI role, Dave Shadwell said: “As well as new custodial and healthcare opportunities, we are looking to develop in education and, in the longer term, a whole-life approach to building projects such as corporate offices.”


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