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Director picked for Poplar project

14 Oct 14 United House Developments has appointed Jeff Knowles as project director for its £300m regeneration of Chrisp Street in Poplar, east London.

Jeff Knowles
Jeff Knowles

He joins from Orbit Homes, where he set up the residential development arm of the business in 2008. Before this, he held senior positions at Wolsey Residential Finance, Barratt Developments and Berkeley Homes.

For United House Developments, Jeff Knowles will lead delivery of the new mixed use scheme, developed in partnership with Poplar HARCA and currently in planning.

Chief executive Rick de Blaby said: “Chrisp Street forms an integral part of our planned near £2bn pipeline to deliver 4000 new homes. Jeff’s wealth of experience will be a strong asset to the company as we deliver one of our largest, most technically challenging schemes to date.”

United House Developments, which undertakes large scale mixed-use regeneration and niche speculative residential development, is now gearing up for expansion having become an independent company following the merger of the contracting side of the United House Group business with Bullock Construction.  United House Developments has 10 sites under development with a gross development value of £775m. 

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