Shelagh McNerney
independent built environment consultant

Shelagh is an independent built environment consultant working with a small group of bespoke clients. She has extensive leadership experience and a proven track record across public/private sector planning, regeneration, architecture, construction and development.

Leading and initiating a wide range of physical regeneration, economic development, strategic planning, cultural strategies, policy and property development activities, she has held leadership roles in Bolton Metropolitan Council, Manchester City Council, New East Manchester Ltd, Taylor Young Architects & Consultants, Aecom (Edaw), DPP Shape Ltd, Salford City Council and now operates independently.

She brings people together across multi-disciplinary teams to deliver complex investment plans, city growth and regeneration and is actively involved in contemporary debate about the built environment and city growth in the UK. Shelagh has worked for think tanks, academic institutions, construction companies and within the political context associated with this. She is a fervent advocate for quality in architecture, beauty in the built environment and socio-economic improvements for communities.

Shelagh trained as a town planner at Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, M.Phil. and was winner of the Holford Travel Award. She also has a postgraduate diploma in Built Environment Research from University of Salford (2017).


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