New development manager joins Bristol developer Cubex

Bristol developer Cubex has appointed a new member of the team as it looks ahead to new development opportunities.

Sarah Trahair-Williams has joined Cubex as development manager, having worked for the past 5 years as a senior project manager at Turner & Townsend, where key projects included Dyson’s campus at Malmesbury and IAAPS, University of Bath’s new automotive testing facility.

She started her career at Faithful + Gould after having achieved two degrees: architecture at University of Nottingham followed by commercial management and quantity surveying at Loughborough University.

Sarah joins Cubex at an exciting time for the business as it looks forward to new opportunities for development across the South West and South Wales. The appointment follows the promotion of Elgan Jones, previously development manager at Cubex, to associate director. Cubex and investor PfP Capital last year formed a new strategic partnership to bring forward development opportunities, initially around the Frome Gateway area of Bristol city centre, with future opportunities expected across the region over the longer term.

The developer is also pressing ahead with the construction of phase two of Finzels Reach, an award-winning new neighbourhood that has attracted widespread recognition as one of the city’s most successful regeneration projects. One of Sarah’s key initial focuses will be on Halo, its landmark new smart office scheme that is set to be one of the greenest office buildings in the UK.

Sarah said: “Cubex’s reputation precedes itself as a leading Bristol developer with an impressive track record of delivery in the city and across the region, so it was a no brainer for me to join its highly experienced team. Cubex focuses on creating not just buildings, but thriving mixed, balanced communities and places that really work for people – and that ethos was a key draw for me.”

Gavin Bridge, executive director at Cubex, said: “We are delighted to welcome Sarah to our team. She brings with her excellent expertise and experience in project management that will be invaluable to Cubex, allowing us to focus on future development opportunities and grow the business.

“With Elgan now stepping up to become associate director, having made a very valuable contribution to the business over the last couple of years, most notably in the acquisition of the former Avon Fire & Rescue site in Bristol for phase two of Finzels Reach, we are now in prime position to take forward our exciting plans for the future.”