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Appointment: Grant Charman

Grant Charman has been appointed Capital Development Manager in the University's Estates Office as from March 1, 2003

Grant has a strong construction consultancy background having spent 15 years in the industry. 

He received his BSc (Hons) from the University of Central England in 1992 and qualified as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor the following year. In 1995 he was accepted into the Association for Project Management as a full member and passed the Associations technical examination in 1996.

Grant started his career with a traditional firm of Quantity Surveyors in Birmingham before moving to a multi-disciplinary design company. He then joined the West Midlands Regional Health Authority and moved into Project Management, taking charge of major developments such as Solihull DGH and working on the early stages of the first round of Private Finance Initiative healthcare projects.

[Photo: Grant Charman]
Grant Charman

In 1994, Grant left the RHA to jointly form a new Birmingham office for Currie & Brown, one of the world’s largest firms of surveyors and stayed with the company for six years, becoming an Associate Partner in that time. He was instrumental in the establishment of the firm’s quality procedures for Project Management as well as being one of the lead figures for healthcare work throughout the UK, working on projects up to £200 million in value. Grant was the Project Manager on both the Derbyshire and Bristol Children’s Hospitals, the only dedicated children’s hospitals built during the 20th century.

In 2000, Grant left Currie & Brown to establish his own company, specialising in healthcare PFI projects, and worked on a number of schemes with values well over £150 million.

His experience of working for client bodies, consultant practices and with the contracting industry provides a wide knowledge of the industry that should benefit the University as it continues with the exciting development plan currently underway.

He is married to Valerie, who is a Manager for a national firm of Removals Consultants, and has a step-daughter who works in a laboratory.

Grant is also involved in the management of the Coventry Blaze professional ice hockey club.

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