Aura, the North East building consultancy, continues to grow its team with the appointment of Gareth Devine as Senior Project Manager.

Gareth brings more than 25 years’ experience in the construction sector, managing the successful delivery of major infrastructure projects across the UK. He has over 17 years’ specialist experience in PFI and strategic asset management and has led private public partnerships with Durham and Lancashire County Councils and Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. He will lead the growth of Aura’s new PFI Handback and post contractual facilities management service, recently launched to provide expert advice to manage the process of asset transfer and management at the end of PFI contracts.

Aura Chief Executive, Kirsty Thirlwell said:

“We are delighted that Gareth has joined the team, adding significant strength in depth to the business as we continue to develop our client service in line with our strategic growth plan.

“Gareth will lead the development of our PFI Handback service which offers expert advice and a detailed process to manage the return of assets as many PFI contracts are now nearing the expiry of their contractual term.”

Aura, based in Gateshead, specialises in building consultancy, design and construction, property management and investment. The company has a proven track record and has delivered over £750 million of infrastructure projects in the last 10 years.