Redrow targets short-term delivery with new team

Immediate land opportunities in the North West and North Wales are to be the focus for the housebuilder’s four-strong unit, which is to be led by land director John Cooper.

Cooper joined Redrow in November 2017, following five years with Miller Homes, prior to which he worked with SRS Mining Services and Elite Homes.

The team includes senior planning manager Paul Murray, who has worked for Redrow for five years; land manager Jonathan Steggles, who joined in March, having worked his way up to that position with Bellway Homes in six years after joining as a graduate; and Sarah Lewis, who joined the company through its graduate scheme.

Paul Moore, managing director of Redrow Homes North West, said: “Having a strong land team in place is essential if we are to continue to grow the business and deliver much needed new homes. With John Cooper at its helm and a strong team ethic I’m confident they will deliver.”

The Daresbury-based office operates across throughout Cheshire, across North Wales to Bangor and in parts of Merseyside and Greater Manchester.

Cooper said: “Redrow has a proven track record of successfully developing long-term forward land, which it brings through the planning system. To balance this we also need to focus on immediate land opportunities, particularly those with planning permission in place, so we can get on site building at the earliest opportunity.

“It’s an overarching team effort to deliver new homes, including our build, sales, technical and commercial arms, but often it starts with the land team identifying, appraising and acquiring new sites.”

Steggles added: “The main focus is identifying and securing immediate land, which is where my expertise is, so that we can progress sites as quickly as possible. South Manchester and Cheshire East are a key focus, but we’re looking for land right across our patch.”

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What happened to the partnership with Liverpool City Council? Oh I forgot they creamed off the good sites in the south of the city and then said we’ve had enough now we’ll leave the rest to you.

By Bday

Company suits too, the first one gets one to fit them?

By Suits you sir!

I’d say more like 76?

By causal observer

Don’t see any mention of refurbish or brown field site building. Keep OFF our green belt in the north. K

By Kay Warburton

might be worth checking local sentiment to building on greenbelt on the Wirral before you go acquiring land. Not to mention actual ‘need’

The SHMA 2016 is a sham to support Phil Davies Golf Course. The Wirral needs investment in its town centre Birkenhead. Maybe redrow can look at that?

By Andy Hine

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