Construction News has a new editor, who takes over from outgoing editor Lem Bingley.
Colin Marrs joins CN from Public Finance, the official journal for the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, where he was editor for more than two years.
A journalist since 1997, Marrs has worked as a writer and editor for built-environment publications covering architecture, housing, property, planning and urban regeneration.
Marrs said: “I am excited to be joining CN at a challenging but exciting time for the construction industry.
“It is more important than ever that the publication continues to be the voice of the sector at this time of great change and challenge.
“I look forward to meeting the people that make the sector tick, and to highlight the innovative ways they are responding to the impact of the current economic uncertainty and the radical change resulting from climate change.”
Marrs began his career as a reporter on local newspaper Western Gazette in 1997, before joining Inside Housing as a senior reporter in 1999.
He was appointed editor of Property Week’s nascent online news service in 2000, and then as physical regeneration editor at Regeneration & Renewal magazine in 2002.
Following a four-year spell as online editor at Planning magazine, Marrs went freelance in 2010, when he edited and wrote for a wide range of titles covering the built environment, technology, Whitehall and accountancy.
Marrs joins the CN team shortly after Luke Haynes, who was appointed news editor in early May.
Bingley will move to Property Week, another built-environment title produced by CN publisher Emap, starting on 8 June.
Colin Marrs can be contacted at [email protected]