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February 2013 news archive

IM PROPERTIES PROMOTES JASON JASPER TO PROJECT DELIVERY DIRECTOR

IM Properties has promoted Jason Jasper to Project Delivery Director, in recognition of his achievements at the company.

Jason has led on complex projects worth in excess of £70 million in the UK and Europe since joining IM Properties’ development team three years ago as Project Manager.

Most recently he has delivered a €28 million flagship logistics hub for BMW in Munich, Germany. The 650,000 sq ft hub includes a fully fitted out warehouse with a full length loading tunnel, offices and a separate cross dock facility. Eight months of complex negotiations took place to acquire land from five separate German proprietors, with other obstacles including the diversion of overhead electricity cables and ground de-watering and stabilisation.

Jason’s projects in the UK have included the £15 million infrastructure works on IM Properties’ Birch Coppice Business Park near Tamworth. The works included land acquisition and a land swap, footpath and overhead cabling diversions, archaeological excavations, the transfer of over three million tonnes of earth and new roads. In addition, utility infrastructure included a new primary sub-station and the laying of 10km of pipework to enable a new water supply to the site.

Jason’s successful delivery of the Birch Coppice infrastructure signalled one of the West Midlands’ biggest contracts of recent years: IM Properties sold 35 acres at the site to online food retailer Ocado for a new Customer Fulfilment Centre. Currently under construction, the £210 million facility will open this spring and employ more than 2,100 people, bringing the total number of people employed at the business park to 5,100.

Jason’s achievements at Birch Coppice Business Park also helped IM Properties scoop two awards at last November’s Birmingham Post Awards. Judges handed the company the ‘Property/Regeneration Company of the Year’ and ‘Company of the Year’ titles, praising Birch Coppice for being one of the region’s biggest employment success stories.

Jason continues to work on numerous projects both in the UK and Europe including a project in Malmo, Sweden. He said: “I am delighted to be promoted to Project Delivery Director. IM Properties is a really dynamic company that has given me the unique opportunity to work on a wide range of complex and exciting projects for major occupiers in the UK and Europe.

“My time at the company has been really rewarding and I look forward to working with the team to further grow our development arm.”
Kevin Ashfield, Development Director at IM Properties, said: “Jason has played a big part in the success of IM Properties’ development department since joining three years ago. His promotion is well deserved.”