Altrincham-based housebuilder Lovell has hired David Ward from Keepmoat Group to be its managing director for the North, in a newly-created role.
Ward spent nearly 31 year at Keepmoat where he held a series of senior roles and was most recently strategic projects director. From 2012 to 2017, he was managing director for Keepmoat’s Northern Regeneration business covering regional offices in Liverpool, Salford, Newcastle and Glasgow.
In his new role, Ward will drive forward growth across Lovell’s North West, Scotland and Eastern regions.
Lovell managing director Steve Coleby said: “David has wide-ranging residential experience, industry expertise and knowledge of the market. He is therefore the ideal candidate to lead our ambitious plans for strategic growth across the North, where we are delivering an exciting mix of land-led residential developments, major joint venture projects and large-scale housing regeneration programmes.”
Current Lovell projects include a £25m development of 133 homes in Kinghorn, Fife; a £45m, 200-home project with Homes England at Altcar Lane, Leyland, and Willow Grange, a £30m waterside residential development in Doncaster.
Lovell is part of the Morgan Sindall Group.