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Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership
Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway - News
The DGHP regeneration director James Shirazi said efforts were ongoing to buy suitable land.
But, he confirmed if land could not be secured, an alternative plan would have to be drawn up.
Mr Shirazi said:
James Shirazi, Director of ...
James Shirazi, Director of Investment with DGHP, added: "Following the demise of our former contractor, DGHP ran a dual procurement process to look at assigning the contract - this, if it had worked, would have been a quicker option and would have taken a relatively short space of time to get back on site.
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James Shirazi (Director of Investment and Regeneration)
James joined DGHP in 2006, and manages all regeneration and new development programmes and the SHQS investment in the transfer stock.
is responsible for a team of over 60 architects, quantity surveyors, building surveyors, clerks of works, development and regeneration staff and asset managers.
qualified with a Masters degree in Architecture in 1992 and has over 17 years experience in both architectural and development services.
worked with Michael
and Sue Thornley Architects in Glasgow for 5 years, mostly on housing related projects, before moving to Partick Housing Association
to work on architectural and development projects.
then moved to the Scottish Government for 7 years and was responsible for grant programmes with a budget of over £60m funding RSLs, private developers and Councils.
James Shirazi, director of ...
James Shirazi, director of investment and regeneration at DGHP, said: "We are very sorry to hear that R&D Construction has gone into administration, and we are especially sorry for their workforce.
It is especially sad when it affects so many people locally, who we have worked very closely with over the last few years."
Local Labour MP Russell Brown said he
met R&D employees in Stranraer and has since had contact with the administrators.
"The announcement that R&D
has formally entered administration is obviously deeply worrying for the staff and I recognise just how they feel," he