Crest Nicholson launches new Midlands division in response to growing demand

Developer Crest Nicholson will launch a new Midlands division in August to support its regional portfolio and growth strategy.

Based in Tamworth, the division will operate across Birmingham and the West Midlands and extend into Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire.

As part of the launch, a small number of operational sites will transfer into the Midlands division from Crest Nicholson’s existing Chiltern team.

Managing director Ben Miller, development director Tom Heathcote and technical director Tristin Willis will head up the new Midlands division, while Jon Cook, currently production director in the Chiltern team, is promoted to managing director.

Speaking of the new division announcement, Stephen Stone, chief executive at Crest Nicholson, said: “Strong purchaser demand for new homes continues to underpin a buoyant housing market and our business is well positioned to deliver volume growth in a disciplined manner.

“Setting up a new Midlands division clearly demonstrates our commitment to future growth and expanding our business into areas where we have a solid track record is an obvious next step. As a business, we have solid foundations on which to build and we are expanding our operations as we look forward with confidence to 2017 and beyond.”

Miller added: “I am excited to launch our new Midlands division. Crest Nicholson is currently enjoying strong growth across all areas and we are eager to get to work, building high-quality sustainable communities across the Midlands region.”

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