Wates Residential, part of leading privately-owned construction, property services and development company, the Wates Group, has appointed Nick Williams as Production Director.
Nick, who will report into Executive Managing Director, Helen Bunch, will be tasked with developing the Operational strategy, that will ensure the safe and successful next phase of growth for the business.
Nick will be accountable for the delivery of over 5,000 homes that currently sit in the firm’s development pipeline, as well as a further 1,700 homes through contracting projects for public sector customers such as Hounslow, Winchester and Wokingham councils.
With over 30 years’ experience, having previously worked at Pocket Living as Chief Development Officer, Candy & Candy as Development Director on One Hyde Park and as Construction Director at Berkeley Group, Nick’s appointment took effect from the beginning of June 2021.
Helen Bunch, Executive Managing Director at Wates Residential, says:
As Wates Residential’s development and contracting pipeline goes from strength to strength we will be investing in our teams, and the creation of the new Production Director role is testament to our recent success.
“Nick has a proven track record in delivering major multi-phase urban regeneration and residential schemes, and his experience will help guarantee our continued focus on excellent operational delivery for our partners to safely create great places to for people to live.”
Nick Williams, Production Director at Wates Residential, commented:
Wates Residential has a reputation for high quality homes and I look forward to playing an active role in the future success of this diverse, motivated and engaged team whilst contributing to the Group’s zero harm ambition.
“Over the coming weeks I will be getting out on site to see at first hand the great homes that Wates Residential is delivering for its local authority and registered provider partners and working with the Board to strengthen the growth plans of the business.”
Wates Residential 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 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. In 2020, Wates Residential accounted for 60% of all new work won across the Wates Group.