Helping to achieve these ambitious plans is Michael Tilt, director of development at GHURC and a Chartered Valuation Surveyor.
is just one of many different surveyors all working together towards a common goal, "I am part of a team that is charged with delivering a £1billlion regeneration programme in central Gloucester, which requires the redevelopment of some 100 hectares of brownfield land and the creation of 2,000 new jobs across seven major sites by 2016.
As a Chartered Valuation Surveyor with a property development background, my role is to provide project management and property/commercial advice in advancing the company's investment programme agreed with our public and private sector partners."
Starting out, Michael gained a degree in land management from the University of Reading before achieving chartership while he was with the City Estates Surveyors Department in Liverpool.
Having experience of numerous project types, Michael
explains that undertaking a regeneration programme as a surveyor requires a certain number of professional skills, "The workload is extremely varied and requires a firm grasp of a wide range of subject areas - particularly valuation, property law/landlord and tenant, planning and construction.
highlights this development as a good example of the rewarding nature of regeneration projects: "Its quality and scale helped transform aspirations and perceptions about the wider regeneration vision to secure Gloucester's renaissance as a great English city.