Richard Smith of Opus Land named as one of Midlands most influential property people

Feb 7, 2019

Joint Managing Director at Opus Land, Richard Smith, has been listed in the Insider magazine top 50 people in property. The list includes the most influential people in property development, residential, professional advice, design, agents and the public sector in the Midlands. Richard features as one of 12 developers, including industry heavyweights such as Alan Sarjant of Prologis and Tim Wooldridge of IM Properties.  Insider compiled the list based on those that have had a major contribution to their relevant sector in last 12 months, either through a specific project or by having had significant influence.

 Richard’s listing comes hot on the heels of Victoria Turnbull’s inclusion in the Bisnow ’47 women who will shape the future of UK real estate’. Also named as the ‘West Midlands Warrior’, Victoria is responsible for procuring new opportunities and delivering Opus Land’s projects.

 It’s been a busy few months for the Opus Land team, with two new hires, and approaching 250 acres in the development pipeline, 2019 looks set to be a busy and successful year for the firm.

 For more information about the Insider magazine top 50 people in property, click here.



RETAIL: Stove Works Retail Park, Royal Leamington Spa

Opus Land and Savills Investment Management purchased a brownfield site, which was formerly a Ford Factory car park and obtained planning for a 60,000 sq. ft retail space, located just 0.5 miles from the town centre and 15 minutes’ walk from the train station.

INDUSTRIAL: Prospero, Ansty

Together with their joint venture partner, Manse LLP, and on behalf of Rolls-Royce, Opus Land are delivering more than 2 million sq. ft of space at Prospero, Ansty, starting with a 490,000 sq. ft manufacturing facility for Meggitt PLC.

WAREHOUSE: Conneqt Alpha

Opus Land and Bridges completed an 153,800 sq. ft unit with 16 loading doors at the Kingwood Lakeside Business Park in Cannock.

OFFICES: 54 Hagley Road, Birmingham

A 160,950 sq. ft multi-let office, three miles from Birmingham city centre which underwent a comprehensive refurbishment programme by Opus Land and was sold for £24.25m.