DTZ, the quoted property services company, has created a fit-out and design team and has poached director Gary Lagdon from CB Richard Ellis to run it.

Lagdon, who was head of CBRE’s architecture practice, will run the team within DTZ’s wider building and consultancy business, which works for corporate clients and landlords.

At CBRE he was involved in the masterplanning of Battersea Power Station in south London, as well as the Shard of Glass office scheme at London Bridge. He is a chartered architect and has worked in the industry for 15 works years at a variety of practices, including the Fitzroy Robinson Partnership.

Jeremy Payne, managing director of DTZ’s wider consultancy arm, said: “Gary’s appointment is in response to client demand to provide a full building consultancy and design service enabling DTZ to advise owners, occupiers and developers on how to get the best from their buildings.”

  • Richard Dean officially started as managing director of the development division at David McLean on Monday. He will oversee a team of 12 people.

The company is managing projects worth more than £940m, including the £350m Masshouse scheme in Birmingham and the £340m Festival Gardens site in Liverpool.

Dean has been at the company, which is looking to recruit at director level in Birmingham and the North-west for five years.