A 1.2m sq ft City Centre mixed use development was initiated by Mark in a previous role, as a partnership joint venture with Birmingham City Council, Nikal and RBS, including 500 apartments, offices, parking, public realm, and magistrates' court. Following the first 2 phases, Compass Land was asked to advise and re-negotiate aspects of the development agreement with the City Council, parking and advertising and liaison with Centro for the new Sprint and Metro infrastructure projects.
In Altrincham South Manchester, Compass Land is working with Nikal and Trafford MBC to bring forward a major Â£100m mixed use development known as "Altair", including managing much of the planning, CPO and public sector interface, and negotiations with adjoining landowners.
In Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, it acted as development manager with complete responsibility, reporting direct to the developer clientâ��s board, on a Â£14m, 80,000 sq ft administrative offices HQ, prelet to the Welsh Assembly Government, completed to budget and target in 2006.
In 2008, Compass Land was appointed to take overall project responsibility, including managing all developer-government negotiations, design, land acquisition, planning, budgeting and legal issues, to deliver a new combined Magistrates, County and Crown Courts in Aberystwyth.
In the Residential sector, Compass Land has both undertaken, and advised on both single plot affordable and private sector market residential land development, and pre-project planning of large scale apartment buildings.
Other major regeneration projects for which Mark has been responsible for masterplanning and delivery include Lingley Mere, Warrington (40 ha/100 acre) offices and specialist operational facilities (27,500 sq m / 300,000 sq ft) for United Utilities; Princes Dock Liverpool; Chester County Court, and Herculaneum Dock Liverpool (now "City Quay"), and managing a bid for a retail area town centre regeneration in Cheshire.
The FACT Centre in Wood St Liverpool is a cultural anchor to the regeneration of Ropewalks. It provides a 3 screen art-house cinema, digital presentation "Box", 3 galleries, bar, cafe and offices, as a national and Liverpool cultural centre for arts, technology and film. Mark's involvement as, originally chair, now vice-chair, of FACT in Liverpool, provided guidance on the original development , funding, leases and project control of the new complex, completed in 2003, and its subsequent business operations and finances.
Elsewhere in the not-for-profit sector, Compass Land has provided development management services to a managed workspace centre in Salford facing insolvency, and a Community Cinema charity in Liverpool - masterplanning and property advice, regarding feasibility and funding for a new purpose built, single screen.