GTR appoints Neil Grocock to head ops and construction

23 November 2021 | Melanie Mingas

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The KKR-backed Global Technical Realty (GTR) has appointed Neil Grocock as its director of operations and construction.

Grocock (pictured) joins from RPS Group, where he spent more than 15 years, and will now be responsible for GTR's operational excellence, health and safety, connectivity, security and facilities management across the technical real estate portfolio, in addition to construction activities across GTR’s new developments and supporting customer deployment projects.

He said of his appointment: “I’m excited to be joining GTR at such an incredible time for the company and the data centre industry, which is seeing a period of growth and rates of construction that have never been experienced at this level before.

“I’m looking forward to shaping the sector, and the future of the GTR business.”

In addition to his experience at RPS Group, Grocock has also been part of a "niche development consultancy" advising on, and constructing, bespoke technical property solutions, according to GTR.

Grocock also worked on the delivery of the world’s first multi-floor data centre featuring a vertical indirect adiabatic and evaporative cooling system

“Neil is a very strong addition to our team, and we’re delighted he’s chosen to take the next step in his career with us,” said Franek Sodzawiczny, founder and CEO at GTR.

“With experience in consultancy and advisory roles, Neil brings an enviable track record to the business, whilst his attitude towards innovation fits our company objectives and mission perfectly.”