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Willmott Dixon targets private residential growth

7 Nov 11 Willmott Dixon is aiming to take a greater share of the private residential contracting market, with the appointment of Keith Harley as housing for sale sector manager.

Willmott Dixon currently builds over 1,500 homes a year, mainly for Registered Providers (RPs), and is increasing its contracting work for private developers with recent projects for Taylor Wimpey, Bellway and St George. Harley's appointment is part of the company’s strategy to build over 1,000 homes a year for private developers, including its in-house developer, Willmott Dixon Homes.

Prior to joining Willmott Dixon, Harley was director of development services at Tribal Consulting, where he worked with developers and RPs advising on a number development projects including large-scale regeneration schemes, HCA gap funding schemes and assessing the financial viability of planned private housing developments.

Harley has also worked with Home Group, one of the UK’s biggest RPs, and Willmott Dixon Capital Works CEO John Frankiewicz said, “We are already one of the UK’s largest housing contractors by volume, with the majority being social housing or mixed-tenure projects for RPs. With our private house building experience, combined with the return of major residential developments in the South East, Keith gives us a highly experienced resource to ensure we bring the Willmott Dixon approach to this emerging market.”

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