Bovis Lend Lease has promoted Gordon Anderson to head its Scottish business.

Anderson was previously regional operations director based in Scotland, and takes over from the former managing director Harry Thorburn, who is now leading the company’s project audit team.

Anderson started his career with Bovis in London in 1974, and moved to Scotland in 1994. Bovis’ major projects north of the border have included the Buchanan Galleries shopping centre in the centre of Glasgow, the Ocean Terminal retail centre in Edinburgh and the Overgate shopping centre in Dundee.

Bovis is involved in one of the biggest construction projects under way in Scotland, at the BBC’s Scottish headquarters at Pacific Quay in Glasgow. Bovis is also one of the six shortlisted firms for the job to co-ordinate the construction of the 2012 London Olympic Games.