This is a new role for Linden Homes, the house-building division of Galliford Try. Andrew Tildesley leads a team with six regional strategic land managers tasked with identifying and promoting land with longer term future housing potential.
Mr Tildesley was previously land and planning director for Taylor Wimpey Exeter and will be based at Linden Homes’ Exeter office.
“Strategic land is moving up a gear for Linden Homes,” he said. “Currently less than 10% of annual completions come from strategic land sites, which identifies a huge opportunity to add value to the business by delivering more strategic projects. We are looking for suitable land opportunities across all regions although currently we have a particular focus on sourcing more land opportunities for our Midlands and Southeast business units.”
Divisional managing director Ian Hessay added: “Andrew joins at a key stage of Linden Homes’ future plans within the land division. We currently have some major projects under way so growing the team will only help increase our portfolio of future projects. We are focussed on the strategic land arm of our business over the next three years so it will be interesting to watch some great opportunities unfold with Andrew at the reigns.”