Paul joins Lovell from housebuilder Stewart Milne where he also held the position of regional managing director for the North West after joining as the business’ finance director in 2015. Prior to that, Paul held positions at Morris Homes, MyTravel and Thomas Cook Plc.
Paul said: “The North West is a highly competitive region for construction and housebuilding with positive economic forecasts. Lovell is uniquely positioned as an established housebuilder and delivery partner for major joint venture projects, with the in-house knowledge and experience to take advantage of any opportunities that present themselves across the region. From straightforward housebuilding developments to complex regeneration schemes that require our more specialist knowledge, taking the helm of this growing region was a fantastic opportunity that I was excited to accept.
“Lovell has a strong reputation for quality, reliability, delivery and customer satisfaction, backed by the scope of Morgan Sindall Group. The focus on its people and the feedback I’d heard from others about the positive culture across the business really appealed to me.
“My vision for the region is to be very active on new land, contracting, and partnership opportunities by building on long term existing relationships while forming new relationships across the North West.”
David Ward, Lovell managing director for the North, said: “Paul has driven success and created a strong team mentality in his previous roles – something that is vital for this position in such a fast-moving and expanding region. We have many significant partnership projects set to come forward, as well as ongoing developments in major cities such as Manchester, so Paul’s passion for delivering high standards and regional growth will be invaluable.”
The North West team of Lovell continues to work on key developments across the region, including a joint venture with Together Housing Group to build one of Greater Manchester’s biggest regeneration schemes – delivering 1,500 new homes in the next five years. With phase two almost complete, planning permission has been submitted for the next two phases of this landmark site.
Work also continues at Whalley Manor in Whalley - a joint venture development with Trafford Housing Trust – to deliver 188 homes, with 30% set to be either affordable rent or shared ownership.