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Stantec appoints new director of urban regeneration for the UK and Ireland

Doug McDougall joins Stantec to drive urban regeneration projects across the United Kingdom and Ireland


Stantec, a global leader in sustainable design and engineering, has appointed Doug McDougall as director of urban regeneration for the UK and Ireland. Based in Reading, he joins Stantec from WSP, where he served as sector lead for urban regeneration.

One of his primary roles, alongside Justin Kenworthy, a planning director in Stantec’s London team, will be to co-lead the Urban Regeneration sector team and strategy for the UK and Ireland. McDougall will be working with colleagues across the business to draw together collaborative teams, support learning, and enhance visibility of Stantec’s regenerative work.

McDougall has comprehensive experience supporting the design and delivery of large-scale interdisciplinary regeneration endeavours nationwide. In his previous roles, he has been involved with transformational Stantec-supported urban improvement schemes, including Barking Riverside and Sugar House Island in Stratford, London.

He will now work to leverage the Company’s extensive early stage town planning, urban design, development economics, and wider design expertise. In doing so, he will enrich public and private sector responses and partnerships while forming unique development strategies. McDougall’s role will allow him to bridge gaps across various disciplines to guide the Company’s approach to creating lasting urban improvements in communities. He will support clients in delivering sustainable, connected, and equitable places.

“Urban regeneration has, first and foremost, got to be centred around making fantastic places for people to live in and thrive,” said McDougall on his new role. “My passion for urban improvement is rooted in supporting social mobility and improving the quality of life within communities.

“I’m excited to bring together our specialists and clients across different sectors to unlock and expedite development opportunities across the country.”

Nancy MacDonald, Stantec’s regional business lead for Infrastructure in the UK and Ireland added: “We are delighted to have brought Doug into our business. His deep expertise in urban regeneration, civil engineering, and project delivery will help us in deliver consistency and innovation in our approach to community development for our clients.

“As our population continues to grow, our urban landscape faces a variety of societal and environmental pressures that we need to navigate efficiently. As an industry-leading thinker in urban regeneration, Doug will help us bring technical and creative solutions to life that futureproof our communities.”

About Stantec
Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve because they’re our communities too. This allows us to assess what’s needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what’s never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate towards a shared success.

We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

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