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bloc has market leading expertise in Development, Corporate Project Delivery, Company Corporate Structuring, Project and Corporate Financial Management, Development Agreements, Development Management, Planning, and Project Management.

We asked our partners and clients to describe bloc’s people and the printable feedback included:

 

  • trustworthy
  • modest
  • empathetic
  • experienced
  • transparent
  • tenacious
  • no ego
  • professional
  • accountable
  • entrepreneurial
  • proactive
  • innovative
Richard Page MRICS MBA

Richard Page MRICS MBA

CEO bloc and Founder

Richard is a Chartered Surveyor with a Masters in Business Administration and an Architectural Technology Degree. He has 32 years of experience in client side property development and has undertaken mixed use and single sector projects covering industrial, office, residential, retail, leisure and period properties UK wide. His development track record exceeds £1 billion in value.

Prior to bloc Richard worked for the Valuation Office and development companies including Capital and Counties plc, Miller Developments and Lynton plc (BAA plc). Richard has also set up tax efficient SPVs (single purpose vehicles) and has been a director of both pub and restaurant businesses. Having set up bloc in 1997 with Nicola Tindale, Richard has concentrated on formalising relationships with key partners to take forward the bloc development partnership niche.

Following on from the successful multi-award winning Edinburgh Quay project, ongoing joint ventures have been set up with the Canal and River Trust (British Waterways), Scottish Enterprise, Hanover Housing and Network Rail.

Nicola Tindale MRICS

Nicola Tindale MRICS

CEO H2O and Founder

Nicola is a Chartered Surveyor and previous roles/employers include development agency, Greycoat plc and Lynton plc. She is a specialist in multi-sector development with an office and residential bias and has 32 years of property experience.

Nicola was co- founder of bloc in 1997 with the aim of specialising in partnership development. Her primary role is CEO of H2O Urban.

Nicola has been responsible for a number of successful bloc projects, including: an industrial and distribution scheme for Ford, a residential scheme with BT, an office pre-let and pre-sale to Scudder Threadneedle and development consultancy for Wheel Group and ClaraNet

Richard Thomas BEng (Hons) MBA

Richard Thomas BEng (Hons) MBA

Development Director

Richard joined bloc in 2008 from mixed use development company Dandara having also formally worked for Westbury Homes in their special projects team. Richard has over 20 years of experience working in the private sector development industry and with public sector partners. Richard has delivered a number of successful bloc projects in all market sectors including an industrial scheme in Birmingham for Ropemaker, a purpose built student housing project for Legal and General and is currently managing a scheme of 348 no. Build to Rent apartments in Nottingham for Grainger. He has particular expertise in setting up pre let and funded structures for development projects.

Richard has a degree in Civil Engineering and has also completed an MBA via the College of Estate Management.

Nicholas Legget

Nicholas Legget

Development Director

Nicholas joined bloc in June 2022 from residential development company Mulbury. His previous role covered Development Director for Mulbury City, a specialist division of the group, that focused on the delivery of high-quality city centre residential schemes, working with private and institutional investors in the UK and overseas. Prior to that, Nicholas held a number of senior Development roles at Countryside Properties PLC.

Nicholas qualified with a degree in Building Surveying and has over 15 years of experience working in the private sector development industry, both with private and public sector stakeholders. Nicholas works in all market sectors with particular expertise in the BTR/ PRS residential markets, and regeneration master-planning.

Scott Simpson

Scott Simpson

Projects Director

Scott was originally trained as a Quantity Surveyor and worked in the Construction Industry for 25 years.

He worked for Turner and Townsend Cost Consultants for seven years before moving into main contracting – working for major national and multi-national contractors. He has also worked in housebuilding for the Dandara Group delivering large scale projects, and for a small trading property development business.

Scott’s experience is practical and widespread and therefore perfectly fits the bloc portfolio.

Vicky Jacob CA

Vicky Jacob CA

Finance Director

Vicky qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and has through the course of her career, increasingly focussed on property matters with a particular specialism in property joint ventures. Previously Vicky was Senior Finance Manager for British Waterways (latterly Canal and River Trust) joint venture businesses and also worked for Intu Properties.

Iryna Dorosh

Iryna Dorosh

Accounts Assistant

Iryna joined bloc group in 2017, bringing over 15 years of bookkeeping experience in the property and construction sectors with Chard Estate Agents, Cameron Black Ltd and Volute London Ltd.

Edwina Smith

Edwina Smith

Office Manager

Edwina started working in the property sector as a secretary at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, in both the Communications and then the Quantity Surveying departments. She then worked for DTZ in both their London and Manchester offices, as a PA to Directors for the Investment and Professional departments.

Edwina works flexibly both from home and in the bloc office in Fitzrovia. With the different joint venture partnerships at bloc she enjoys the diversity of challenges, roles and people that each of these JVs bring. She has worked for bloc for 13 years.

Philip Hunt

Philip Hunt

Non-Exec Director

Philip has built up a successful track record of general business management, deal making and business turnarounds across a number of sectors. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst and Young.

Philip acts as Non-Executive Chairman/Director of a number of companies, including Foviance, ROEYE, and Preloaded, and works as a consultant on behalf of a number of other businesses.

He also has a portfolio of business angel investments.

He has a degree in Politics, Philosophy & Economics from Christ Church, Oxford.

Paul R Hodgkinson CBE

Paul R Hodgkinson CBE

Director

We are sad to confirm Paul died in April 2022. He will be missed by friends and colleagues.