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Austin-Smith:Lord has announced the appointment of two new Directors, Andrew Smith and Richard Cronin, and a new Partner, Maggie Mullan, to its Liverpool office

Smith is an experienced planner and urban designer with a range of experience in action planning / urban design drawn from a varied involvement in education, town centre and conservation assignments. Smith joined the firm in 1999 and has worked on numerous regeneration and development frameworks for local authorities in addition to his experience in the transportation and cultural sectors.

His main interest lies in the education sector where he has built up considerable knowledge. Smith is currently involved with several high profile education projects which include new Llandaff Campus master plan at the University of Wales in Cardiff, the redevelopment of Birkenhead College and the Master Plan Framework for Carmarthenshire College.

Cronin has been with Austin-Smith:Lord for more than 10 years and has developed considerable experience across a variety of sectors for a variety of public and private clients. Major project achievements include Blackburn Railway Station, Oldham West Street Bus Station and GMPTE Phase 3a Metrolink.

Despite specialising in transport however, he has worked substantially across the industry and has completed commercial and industrial assignments for both private developers and the public sector.

Mullan joined the practice in 1999 and has extensive experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams and working with community groups. Her recent work includes the £98m Flagship Campus Project for Stockport College, Liverpool John Moores University City Campus Master Plan, the new high profile Barbara Daley Hair Salon in Liverpool, the Pendleton & Eccles Primary Care Centres, a number of primary and secondary schools and the restoration of Mossley Hill Parish Church which also includes a contemporary addition.

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