Housebuilder Redrow has hired Kevin Parker, previously a director at Barton Willmore, as its group masterplanning director.
Parker spent more than ten years with Barton Willmore’s urban design team, working on masterplans for urban extensions as well as some of the garden cities launched at the start of 2017.
Prior to that, he worked at Turley for seven years, and as a planning officer at North Somerset Council.
At Redrow, Parker will work closely with Redrow’s regional planning teams, as well as the Flintshire group’s land and property acquisition company Harrow Estates.
John Tutte, chief executive of Redrow, said: “We are delighted to welcome Kevin Parker in this role to support Redrow’s future strategic vision. His expertise in urban regeneration and master planning will play a major role in allowing Redrow to continue creating great places to live based on our eight placemaking design principles and helping to combat the country’s housing shortage.”
Parker said: “I’m delighted to be joining Redrow at such an exciting time in the company’s history. The high quality of homes that Redrow builds and the company’s commitment to placemaking on all of its developments has always impressed me.
“I look forward to working with the rest of the Redrow team to make a positive difference to communities across the country.”
He will report to Will Heath, Redrow’s development director and chairman of Harrow Estates.