Construction specialist Galliford Try Partnerships North has appointed women with significant industry experience to two top posts.

 

As Galliford Try’s involvement in the £350 million Gateshead Regeneration Partnership (GRP) hots up, the FTSE 250 business has announced the appointment of Sara Holmes as the new Development Director and Christine Curran as the head of the GRP.

 

With over 30 years in the the industry between them, these appointments will oversee this large scale operation in partnership with Gateshead Council and Home Group. Speaking about the GRP Ms Holmes said, “The business has a unique partnerships structure which enables us to secure sites for new developments which we can deliver either in conjunction with landlord partners or through our house building division, Linden Homes.

 

I think this offers tremendous opportunities to develop some really exciting housing developments across the North East.”

 

This was reiterated by Ms Curran who added, “I am delighted to be working on such a flagship scheme for the North East.

 

The Gateshead Regeneration Partnership will provide over 2,400 much needed homes but more than that, it will deliver a step change in the value, quality and choice of housing in the region.”

 

The appointment of the two new directors comes in light of news that Galliford Try have tripled to £27.7 million, which signals a return to profit for the company who have in recent times been operating at a loss.

 

This also comes in the wake of news that the company are to shift focus from constructing properties to become providers of turnkey housing solutions, with an emphasis on delivering care facilities catering for older people, as well as affordable housing.

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