Castle Green Willow Fields Omega Warrington
The housebuilder is developing 140 homes at Willow Green in Warrington

Trio of hires for Castle Green

Sarah Townsend

The North Wales-based housebuilder that rebranded from Macbryde Homes last November has appointed a contracts manager, development engineer and head of technical as it expands its operations.

The appointments are part of Castle Green Homes’ five-year growth plan, which includes branching out into new locations across the North West, the company said.

Neil Creasey has joined as contracts manager from national housebuilder Bellway Homes’ regional division, where he worked for seven years. He will be tasked with overseeing construction projects, ensuring that work is completed on time and within budget.

Norman Kelly Head Of Technical Castle Green PCastle Green

Kelly joins as head of technical

Norman Kelly has been hired as head of the technical department, having worked for Bloor Homes for the past four years. He will appoint and oversee a technical team, tracking each housing development from conception to completion. He has more than 20 years’ experience.

Ben Ball, meanwhile, is the company’s new development engineer, joining from engineering firm Charles L Warren. He has more than two decades’ experience in the industry, having begun his career as a land surveyor before changing direction to become an engineer.

At Castle Green, he will be responsible for providing an important link for technical issues between development sites and teams based at the company’s St-Asaph offices.

Ben Ball Development Engineer Castle Green PCastle Green

Development engineer Ball

Said Creasey: “I’ll be overseeing several developments, including three new sites that are coming on-stream in the next few months. Initially, though, I’ll be focused on Cae Felin in Denbigh, where we are building 64 homes.

“I was already impressed with the appearance of Castle Green’s developments, from the organisation of construction sites to how the finished homes and layout of completed developments looked. The more I found out, the more I wanted to be part of the company’s ambitious plans for the next few years.”

Kelly said: “My experience of working for other North West housebuilders, such as Redrow and Morris Homes, means I can assist Castle Green as it branches out into building homes across a much wider area.

“I’m looking forward to putting my own stamp on the strategies we’ll follow over the coming years.

And Ball said: “Prior to working at Castle Green, I was working for a civil engineering contractor, Charles L Warren, which actually did a lot of work for Macbryde Homes, installing the roads and sewers before construction of the homes started.

“Through my role there, I developed relationships with their site managers at several of their developments and this is how I came to get to know the company so well. They’ve since rebranded to Castle Green and I feel like I’ve come in at the very start of what will be a hugely exciting time.”

Gwyn Jones Castle Green MD PCastle Green

Chief executive Jones

“These appointments give us extra strength and resource as we work towards achieving our huge growth plans and I’m confident Norman, Neil and Ben will be key components to us achieving the goals we have set out for the next five years,” added Gwyn Jones, chief executive of Castle Green Homes.

Castle Green has 13 live projects across North Wales and the Wirral and two Cheshire schemes are due to start soon. Last month, the housebuilder broke ground building 140 homes at Willow Fields in Warrington, part of the expansion of the Omega site.

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