A housing regeneration partnership which has plans to deliver 350 new homes in Sheffield over the next five years, has appointment a second Development Manager.
With work already underway on seven sites that will deliver 600 homes, Mark Littlewood, 58 from Bakewell, joins Sheffield Housing Company (SHC) to initially oversee six new developments planned for the city – which will create a further 350 homes.
Mark brings a wealth of experience to the role having spent most of his career working on the construction side of the housing association sector delivering large housing programmes. For the previous five years, Mark has worked as a consultant, advising registered providers and housing associations on construction and technical aspects of housing development delivery.
Outside of work, Mark enjoys spending time with his family, watching football and keeping fit.
He said: “My family lived and grew up in Sheffield and it is a city I know well and have a natural affinity for. When the opportunity arose, I was very interested to work again in Sheffield for SHC, helping to build on the excellent track record of delivery of high quality, affordable housing they have achieved to date.
“I am really keen to get started in the role and look forward to the challenges ahead of housing delivery in the current tough economic climate but I am confident that SHC will rise to those challenges and continue to deliver much needed housing in Sheffield.”
Established in 2011 with an ambitious target of building 2,300 properties on a total of 23 sites by the end of 2026, SHC is Sheffield City Council’s joint venture development company with private developer Keepmoat Homes and Great Places Housing.
In this time, the partnership has created over 800 jobs, 75 apprenticeships, spent more than £80m with construction businesses in the South Yorkshire region and contributed over £50,000 to local community groups, schools and good causes.
Steve Birch, Project Director with SHC added: “We are delighted to welcome Mark to SHC. He has an excellent knowledge of the city and the housing sector and his expertise will be invaluable as we move forward with the next stage of our delivery program, bringing more sites forward.”
“With the partnership’s activity growing, we appointed our first development manager – Howard Young – in April this year, to manage activity on our live sites. Now we have Mark on board to oversee upcoming projects, I am confident that we have a strong and experienced team that can deliver more high-quality homes for the city.”
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