Tory peer joins Liverpool developer Legacie

Tory peer Lord Stuart Polak is joining Liverpool property developer Legacie Developments as a senior advisor. Tony McDonough reports

Lord Stuart Polak, centre with and Legacie CEO John Morley, right, and MD Gavin Currie


Liverpool-born Tory peer Lord Stuart Polak is joining Legacie Developments to advise on its expansion plan.

Legacie has already delivered £500m worth of residential projects in Liverpool and across the North West. In Liverpool it is currently working on the £90m Parliament Square scheme in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle.

In June it also took on a former Elliot group scheme at the former Odeon in London Road. Legacie also has developments under way in Manchester and Luton and founder John Morley is keen to extend its reach across the UK.

Lord Polak was born and raised in Liverpool and attended King David High School.  He was appointed as only the second director of Conservative Friends of Israel in 1989. He held that position until 2015 when he was made honorary president. In March 2015, he was awarded a CBE for political services.

Lord Polak is also a patron of the Football For Change initiative which was launched by Liverpool FC defender Trent Alexander-Arnold in 2020. He said: “As a proud Scouser, I am passionate about the regeneration of Liverpool.

“I am looking forward to helping Legacie, a homegrown business, thrive and continue to grow. Legacie Developments has been at the forefront of some of the most important regeneration developments in Liverpool in recent years.

“It has exciting plans for the future including an expansion of training opportunities for young people. I am looking forward to supporting the team.”

Legacie was last week named Developer of the Year at the Downtown Liverpool Awards. John Morley added: “I am pleased to welcome Stuart to the Legacie Developments team.

“He brings notable business experience and shares a real passion for the regeneration of Liverpool. His work with Legacie is going to be incredibly important as we grow over the next couple of years not only in Liverpool but across the north-west and the wider UK.”

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