Townsend will start in August. Credit: via Space PR

Townsend makes Merrion Centre move

Town Centre Securities, owner of the mixed-use Leeds destination, has recruited Katrina Townsend as area operations manager.

Townsend will start in the role in August. In her new role, she will oversee the Merrion Estate facilities and security team, ensuring the smooth running of a complex where the retail offer welcomed 8.9m internal visitors in 2023.

With more than 15 years’ experience managing a diverse portfolio of buildings, Townsend, who will join from Bruntwood, will manage the 1m sq ft scheme comprising retail and leisure units, offices and a multi-storey CitiPark car park.

TCS said that her extensive expertise in property management will be instrumental in driving the continued success and development of the Merrion Centre, which also celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

Townsend said: “I am thrilled to be joining TCS and taking on the role of Area Operations Manager for the Merrion Centre. This is an exciting time, and I look forward to contributing to its ongoing success, working with such a dedicated team and being part of its ongoing growth and innovation.”

Charles Newman, associate director at TCS, added: “Katrina’s expertise will be invaluable as we continue to drive the success of our projects and further enhance our reputation as a leader within the property industry.”

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Im sure she will be an amazing asset to the team

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