Urban Splash has appointed Katie Dean as land director as the regeneration specialist signaled its intent to acquire further sites.
Dean has moved from strategic land promoter Hallam Land Management, where she served as North West regional manager for more than seven years acquiring land and gaining consents for large-scale residential schemes. She has also previously worked at PJ Livesey, Ask and GL Hearn.
Her role at Urban Splash will include the expansion of the modular House product, for which the business struck a major funding deal in May.
Dean said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be taking on this challenge with Urban Splash. Anyone in this sector knows the brand, and the fantastic work the team does in raising the bar through great design.
“I’m delighted to be a part of the company, and to be working on extending the presence of our modular suite of products – an innovative portfolio which is turning heads across the country.”
Deans’ arrival follows that in January of Hunter Lyden as development manager. Lyden had previously worked at Gladman, Arup and Buro Happold. Both are based at the Urban Splash head office at Timber Wharf working alongside group director Nathan Cornish.
He said: “We’ve bought 16 sites across the country in the last four years, mainly through opportunistic or partnership purchasers – so we have a clear desire to grow and develop even more homes and workspaces. Our new colleagues have the skills to help us deliver on these plans.”
Splash said that is currently recruiting a bid co-ordinator.