Gavin Bridge

Development Director

Gavin founded Spatia in 2021 and is responsible for the company’s strategy, and funder relations. He has worked in development for over 20 years, most notably leading on Finzels Reach in Bristol. He is keen to collaborate and create with partners across the UK transforming places, communities and lives through sustainable homes neighbourhoods, and smart, healthy workspaces.  Gavin also works with Quartet a charity who manage and distributes charitable funds to meet local needs connecting causes with donors.

Neil Lawrence

Development Director

Neil has over 30 years’ experience in the property market having focused on the industrial and logistics sectors. More recently he has expanded his expertise into the residential market with particular emphasis on regeneration and low and zero carbon homes

He takes a pro-active approach to asset management and development which adds value to our partners property portfolios. Neil has particular focus on The Midlands as well as those major towns situated along the M5 corridor.

Nicholas Wood

Marketing Director

Nick leads on brand identity and communications for Spatia and on all of our development projects working alongside funding partners marketing and PR teams. This includes online and on site as well as supporting planning applications, neighbourly matters and running sales and letting campaigns. Nick has over 35 years experience in marketing and comms and is also a senior partner at Creation Partnership. He and Gavin have worked together for over 8 years.

Robert Kirkwood

Development Director

Robert is passionate about sustainable development and modern methods of construction which he has developed over his 18 years management experience of exceptional construction projects.

With a wide range of construction experience in both major contracting and professional consultancy Robert’s wide experience includes commercial office, retail, high end residential, industrial and energy networks. Robert is also a Construction and Project Management Graduate and Member of the Chartered Institute of Building.

Chris Selway

Development Director

Chris is a recognised infrastructure and compulsory purchase specialist in compensation claims, valuation, ransom negotiations, restrictive covenants, utilities, easements and expert witness work. He has more than 40 years’ experience including 20 years inside the rail industry were he worked on privatisation and vesting and the Channel Tunnel rail links. More recently he stepped down as sector lead from an international real estate consultancy where he acted for a substantial number of major claimants against HS2. He served on both the CBI Regional Council an RICS Regional Board Member for the South West.

Chris focuses on identifying residential, mixed use and logistics development opportunities for Spatia across the UK particularly where it involves complex and challenging acquisitions and site assemblies.

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