Wates Residential creates and appoints new Head of Partnerships | Wates

Wates Residential, one of the UK’s leading housing contractors and developers, working across London and the South, has appointed Andrew Savege as its new Head of Partnerships.

This is a new position for the growing organisation and going forward Andrew will play a key role in bidding for new developments and maintaining and developing the firm’s long-term relationships with its local authority and housing association partners.

Joining with over 30 years’ experience in property development, mixed tenure regeneration and joint venture development partnerships with local authorities, Andrew’s appointment takes effect from the beginning of May 2021.

Helen Bunch, Executive Managing Director at Wates Residential, says:

Being a family business allows us to take a long-term view and invest in the relationships we have with local authority and housing association partners. We listen to our customers and have created this new Head of Partnerships role and appointed Andrew to the task to be their internal voice.

We are an ambitious business with significant growth plans, and by taking this approach we will be better able to deliver high quality mixed-tenure schemes for our customers and create positive legacies for the communities around our projects.”

Andrew Savege, Head of Partnerships at Wates Residential, commented:

Wates Residential has a very clear identity that sets it apart from other contractors and developers, significantly because it is a values-based, family business that is designed and set up to benefit society.

These benefits will be maximised by working in partnership with our customers. I look forward to leading bids for new developments and to meeting and building relationships with the local authorities and housing associations we work with to create sustainable communities together.

Wates Residential, which is part of leading privately-owned construction, property services and development company, the Wates Group is involved in joint venture partnerships with the London Boroughs of Havering and Harrow. It has also recently announced its appointment by Be First to build 386 much-needed high-quality homes in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and by Notting Hill Genesis to deliver the first 209 mixed tenure homes of the next stage of the regeneration of Grahame Park, Barnet’s largest housing estate.

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