Gavin Hall was elected a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 2002 and joined Savills in 2003. He holds a first-class BSc (Hons) in geography and an MSc in city & regional planning. He is currently head of Savills Southampton office. He specialises in complex urban regeneration, waterfront and infrastructure projects for public and private sector clients. He is results-driven, providing a dynamic, client-focused commercial approach to delivering viable consents that add value to the built environment. He is chairman of the Hampshire chamber planning and transport committee, is a member of Business South and is a representative for Savills on the Solent LEP. Gavin has become an advocate for the recognition of the Central South in order to enable levelling up of the region with other parts of the UK.