Capital & Centric has welcomed two new development managers to its team as it looks to deliver an expanding development portfolio.
Paul Jones, who has spent 15 years with Urban Splash, will drive forward the company’s Nowhaus concept of urban homes. Jones will be tasked with sourcing and delivering new sites across the North, transforming brownfield land and “setting a new bar for modern, affordable homes”.
The company said it is close to securing the first of three sites for Nowhaus, which is based around more intelligent, modern use of space than previous models of terraced housing.
Tom Wilmot joins from Robertson Group with a brief of unlocking commercial and residential opportunities in the North’s city regions.
Adam Higgins, co-founder of Capital & Centric, said: “We’re on site now in Manchester with just over 900 residential units across three schemes – Kampus, London Warehouse and Crusader.
“We have another 400 or so in the pipeline but we’re keen to keep a healthy balance in our portfolio. Paul and Tom will help us to identify and develop our suburban housing model and of course our more fleet of foot acquisitions of commercial sites.
“Both Paul and Tom get the Capital & Centric formula, we’re creating places with soul and legacy rather than simply building buildings because there’s an investor out there who’ll buy it. We’re developing for the occupier and believe it or not, this is increasingly unusual.
Jones added: “Nowhaus is an incredible concept that responds to the desires of the next generation of buyers. We’ve been building houses in a certain way for nearly 50 years so it’s about time someone brought something fresh, and that’s exactly what Nowhaus is.”