Lee Sale has been appointed by housebuilder Lovell as managing director for its North West business.
Starting this week, he joins Lovell, the partnerships homes development arm of multidisciplinary group Morgan Sindall, from Jones Homes North West where he was regional director. Prior to that, Sale had spells with Bellway, Gleeson and Wates Living Spaces in a housebuilding career of 27 years.
Lovell managing director Steve Coleby said: “Lee is a proven business leader with an outstanding track record of success in residential development and contracting across both open market sale housing and affordable development.
“I’m excited to welcome him to our team and delighted that he has joined us to drive Lovell’s continued expansion across the North West.”
Sale added: “Lovell’s reputation for delivering quality new-builds and customer service excellence is matched by the company’s achievements in creating a genuine sense of community and lasting benefits for local areas.
“I look forward to working with the regional team to deliver our strategic growth plans for the region, helping the Government meet its housing targets and working with our partners to deliver the high-quality homes which the North West so urgently needs.”
Lovell’s current North West forward order book is at £385m with the business set to complete more than 440 homes in the region this year. Major schemes include a £40 million, 200-home development at Altcar Lane, Leyland – the first North West development through the Government’s Accelerated Construction programme.
Other key projects include a £12m development of 105 family homes in Yew Tree, north Liverpool, the maiden project for Liverpool City Council’s housing company Foundations. Lovell is also amidst work on Oaktree Grange, a 220-home, £53m development at Clayton-le-Woods, Chorley.