Huw Rhys Lewis, Urban Growth Company

Company | Urban Growth Company
Job Position | Managing Director


Huw has been Managing Director of the Urban Growth Company (UGC) since it was formed in 2016 and is responsible for spearheading the preparation and delivery of infrastructure and development at the UK Central Hub site in Solihull. The infrastructure investment value in The Hub over the next ten years is expected to be in excess of £1.6bn.

The UGC has published its Hub Growth and Infrastructure Plan which brings together the ambitions of Birmingham Airport, the NEC, Jaguar Land Rover, Birmingham Business Park and Arden Cross – the site for HS2’s Birmingham Interchange Station – with the potential to generate up to £4.1bn GVA per annum.

Huw has 25 years’ senior director experience in the private and public sector working on asset, facilities and estates management, design, construction and procurement. He has lived and worked in the UK and internationally, across sectors including retail, office, leisure, transportation, waste, education, housing, infrastructure and regeneration.

Huw’s previous roles include Development Director for UCI and Village Roadshow Cinemas covering their circuits Internationally, Vice President Stations Metronet, Director at Balfour Beatty overseeing their health and education portfolios and their works at Terminal 5 and Terminal 2, Investment and Board Director at Shanks plc , and more recently Property Director at the City of London Corporation, overseeing all capital projects on behalf of the City of London with a property portfolio of over £2 billion generating a rental income of over £100m per annum.

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