It is with great pleasure that we welcome Daniel Van Luttmer to the board of directors.
For us, 1996 wasn’t the year of Wannabe, that Southgate penalty, or Dolly the Sheep. It was the year, a quarter of a century ago, that Dan Van Luttmer joined us.
Dan came to us as a graduate and quickly took on roles in various sectors, but particularly non-food retail developments. By the early noughties he was focussed on healthcare projects, and by 2005 was a Divisional Director, leading the Healthcare team.
Then a change of scenery. Dan took a five-year sabbatical to work in the Middle East. He delivered major multi-disciplinary building and infrastructure projects, across the whole Middle East region including Turkey, Syria, Iran and India. This included designs for some major hospital schemes across the region.
Dan came back to Stride Treglown in 2012 to again lead our Healthcare team, then a relatively small sector within the business.
Since then, his team has reinvigorated and steadily grown our healthcare offer, delivering both large-scale projects and small-scale interventions in the public and private sectors.
The breadth of work – including high-quality refurbishments, building reconfigurations, extensions, modular facilities, general ICU’s, inpatient facilities, diagnostic imaging services, estate strategies and masterplanning work – means the team is highly experienced in addressing the challenges of healthcare delivery and its myriad human, technological and clinical needs.
Thanks to our work on major UK hospital projects, including Hampshire Critical Treatment Hospital and Exeter Nightingale Hospital, we are now recognised as a major national healthcare practice. And the coming years are set to be just as busy with several of our projects benefitting from Health Infrastructure Plan (HIP) investment.
Dan will continue to direct the strategic expansion of Healthcare sector.
My promotion has come through a team effort. We have some fantastically experienced people that have supported our NHS and private-sector clients, and we have developed innovative hospital schemes at the forefront of clinical design. I am looking forward to continuing to be a voice for the healthcare sector and building upon our existing client, construction and design team partner relationships.
So welcome a-board Dan, we’re excited to get under way.
If you’d like to congratulate Dan on his new appointment, or just catch up, please get in touch.