RivingtonHark is delighted to welcome two new members

RivingtonHark is delighted to welcome two new team members who join to support the growth of the business

Will Ashdown joins as Asset Manager following 7 years working within the Property and Asset Management dept at JLL. He has worked on retail and leisure assets for a breadth of clients including RailPen, Legal & General and Ingka (Ikea) delivering innovative solutions to place making and centre activation across numerous assets.

Sergy Yushchenko will be working as investment and development analyst supporting the work being done on the existing portfolio in addition to evaluating new acquisition opportunities. Sergy is a trained architect having previously worked at PLP Architecture and Kohn Pedersen Fox on a variety of mixed use schemes. Having studied real estate and investment at Cass Business School Sergy has refocused on investment and development analyst work.

Mark Harvey, Director and Head of Asset Management at RivingtonHark says: “I am delighted to welcome Will and Sergy to the team. They are joining us at an exciting time for the business. Will has a great deal of experience in managing complex town centre assets and his ability to deliver customer focused, sustainable assets is a key part of what RivingtonHark does. We are also seeing a number of interesting acquisition opportunities in the shopping and town centre space and both Will and Sergy’s background and skillsets will play a key part evaluating these and delivering further growth to the business.”

RivingtonHark’s Executive Director David Lewis visits the transformational Copr Bay scheme in Swansea

David Lewis, Executive Director comments on his visit to Copr Bay

David Lewis, Executive Director took a site visit and a guided tour of Copr Bay with colleague and project lead, Spencer Winter and our client, Swansea Council.  Phase 1 is centred on a new, iconic, 3,500 capacity live entertainment venue and conference centre. The project also provides extensive new public realm, a hotel, 33 residential units, new A3 uses and new public parking against a background of a digitally enabled infrastructure.

David said “the tour took about 2 hours and the buzz and excitement on site is tangible. I got to walk across the new bridge and it is truly spectacular! The landscape of Swansea has changed and you can really see how this is the start of a major renaissance of the city.”

At RivingtonHark, we are immensely proud to be Development Managers on such a significant scheme and thoroughly enjoy working with our on-site partners Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd and our client Swansea Council.

RivingtonHark Opens North West Office

Sarah McVicar is leading the opening of RivingtonHark’s new office in the North West.

This follows the successful growth of assets under management in the region and signals the Company’s commitment to its growing client base. RivingtonHark currently manages assets and projects in Liverpool, Chester, Runcorn, Bury, Winsford and Northwich. All are undergoing positive change and evolution in different ways.


Sarah said “RivingtonHark’s expansion in the North West reflects our confidence in the region. Now, with a local base, we can add even more value for our clients and further support our ambitions for these exciting projects. I am looking forward to driving forward this very important part of the business .”


Mark Harvey Head of Asset Management at  RivingtonHark said “Opening an office in the North West means we are better placed to serve our expanding number of clients in the region. We are incredibly excited by the increased level of investment in the North and the opportunity to revitalise town centres through asset intervention which is at the heart of what we do.”

Boom Battle Bar opens in Liverpool

St Johns has just become more thrilling!

As part of the diversification of the asset RivingtonHark are pleased to announce the opening of the much anticipated Boom Battle Bar.

The bar offers a unique mix of food, fun and frenzy; from axe throwing and shuffle board to bottomless brunches there really is something for everyone.

The letting not only enlivens a key entrance to the shopping centre but also utilises over 10,000 sq. ft of vacant space.

With over 50 years of history at the retail heart of Liverpool, St Johns continues to evolve and reflect the everchanging cityscape.

This letting targets an ever growing student population; one of the largest in the UK, keeping the asset relevant to people of all ages.

The St Johns mantra is Shop, Eat, Play & Discover and with Boom on board we think it’s the perfect fit!