ABOUT LEGACIE

The Director Team have a working partnership that stretches back over fifteen years in the construction industry and encompasses a hugely diverse range of sectors and challenges.

OUR APPROACH

The reason for such a long term relationship is simple – all share the same ideals in respect of their approach to business; Dedication, Hard Work, Delivery, Focus and Pride in Achievement.

Having controlled companies undertaking the principal contractor/developer role over many years we know that we have a unique edge to property development – we are experts in delivery of the construction process.

BARRY DONOGHUE
BOB MARLEY
JOHN MORLEY
IAN WILLIAMS
PAUL MCGOWAN
IAN WATERSON

BARRY DONOGHUE

Barry is a degree qualified Quantity Surveyor who commenced his training with a national contractor at sixteen. His drive and focus meant that by his early twenties he was running multiple large scale projects totalling £50m over an eight year period.

In his late twenties Barry became Divisional Head for a specialist arm of a large North Wales based contractor.

For the last ten years Barry has been a Shareholder/Director in a number of construction companies that have successfully delivered schemes in numerous sectors upwards of £90m in value.

With extensive commercial and contractual expertise Barry is ideally equipped to manage this diverse and fast paced business.

BOB MARLEY

Bob has managed construction companies for over thirty five years having had to take over his family’s business whilst still in his late teens, which he subsequently ran for over fifteen years. He then worked alongside Barry and was instrumental in the success of the specialist division they controlled.

For the last ten years he and Barry have worked in partnership as Shareholder/Directors of a number of large scale commercial construction companies.

A time served joiner Bob has a huge amount of construction/sequencing and logistical experience necessary for the scale of complex projects undertaken by Legacie.

Bob’s attention to detail and client focus are at the core of Legacie’s operations and fundamental to our philosophy.

JOHN MORLEY

One of Liverpool’s largest private landlords, John has spent his working life in property since graduating as a Quantity Surveyor. He gained huge experience during his early career working for a national hotel developer buying sites, refurbishing existing hotels as well as developing new ones and securing BPRA across 20 separate schemes throughout the UK.

In 2010 he set up his own property group concentrating on developing and buying buy-to-let property, now a portfolio worth £15million that straddles residential, commercial and industrial units.

In recent years John has established a development company that has in excess of £100m GDVcurrently on site/scheduled to commence in coming 12 months.    

John’s knowledge of his native city is unsurpassed, both as a private landlord and a developer. With the end user always at the forefront of his thinking, his buildings marry good, solid development with choice location. As such, they remain at the top-end of Liverpool’s rental demand.

IAN WILLIAMS

Ian is a Degree Qualified Quantity Surveyor with over 33 years experience in the Construction Industry, working in main contracting & developer organisations for both national & regional businesses.

Ian has impeccable industry credentials & has held a number of senior & board level positions since his mid 30’s.

Ian values honesty, integrity, attention to detail, hard work & above all a team approach to the challenges of the modern construction industry.

Ian  is responsible for all commercial aspects of the construction business including the delivery of all projects on or ahead of budget & risk free, while ensuring client expectations are met or indeed exceeded.

PAUL MCGOWAN

Paul is a professionally qualified Chartered Construction Director with 30 years’ experience to call upon.

Paul has successfully managed projects up to £70m across various sectors including high rise residential, retail, hospitals and hotels, and has an extensive knowledge of a wide range of construction technologies.

Starting life as a Site Engineer with a large national contractor, Paul developed his career as a Planner and Design Manager before progressing into project management. These planning and technical skills perfectly complement Paul’s excellent management and people skills, cementing a firm teamwork ethos and ensuring projects are planned correctly.

This, coupled with Paul’s positive enthusiasm, is key to supporting our project teams ensuring our schemes are successfully delivered.

IAN WATERSON

Ian is a chartered accountant and is a fellowship member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). Having qualified at a local practice in Liverpool, Ian moved into the private sector working at senior and board level, in UK and international companies. These roles combined finance, compliance, and operational positions within various industries including shipping, subcontracting services and media.

Ian’s broad commercial and operational experience, combined with strategic objectives will complement the established skillsets within the company. Ian’s core responsibilities include leading the finance function and corporate compliance.

OUR HISTORY

The team have extensive experience in all aspects of complex and large scale property development and construction including:

  • Ownership and management of specialist hospitality construction company reaching turnover level of £40m/annum which successfully delivered numerous international branded hotels nationwide.

  • Legacie has close to 400nr residential units under construction which will all be completed prior to the end of 2018.

  • Developer on a number of high quality completed schemes and projects currently under development totalling £100m GDV.

  • Ownership and management of general construction company which has successfully delivered numerous schemes in the following sectors; residential, student accommodation, care homes and commercial space.