Deanfield Homes Strengthens Leadership Team Amid Expansion Plans

August 16, 2023In News3 Minutes

Deanfield Homes has taken a significant step forward in expansion plans by appointing two key executives to its leadership team. The company has welcomed Liam Gilbert as Production Director, alongside Andrew Aldridge who joins as Land and Planning Director, in two newly created roles for the business.

Liam and Andrew both join the High Wycombe-based housebuilder as the company looks to significantly expand its presence throughout Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire.

Liam’s appointment as Production Manager is a strategic move that further consolidates Deanfield Homes commitment to excellence across its construction processes. With a degree in Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management his career to date includes previous roles at Barratt Homes, Redrow and, most recently, as Production Director at Hayfield Homes.

Liam’s vision for his role at Deanfield is to foster a construction department that not only meets targets but also delivers impeccable quality homes. He will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to streamline existing processes, ensuring they are geared towards supporting Deanfields growth in a competitive market.

Andrew brings a wealth of knowledge to his role, with industry experience spanning over 25 years. He has held senior positions with well-known housebuilders including Try Homes, Linden Homes and Hill Group and spent the last eight years as Land and Planning Director for Cala Homes’ Chiltern region. Andrew heads up a dedicated land team looking to drive the business forward through identifying and securing development opportunities in prime village locations.

In his new role, Andrew will focus on both unconditional and subject to planning sites, as well as option agreements for longer term strategic land, and will work with local planning authorities to deliver real benefits to established communities.

Peter Blades, Deanfield Homes’ founder and managing director, comments: “These key appointments come at a pivotal time for the business as we focus on growth. We are delighted to welcome both Liam and Andrew to the team where they will join Robert Davidson, Finance Director, and myself on the executive board and bring a wealth of experience to help us accelerate our expansion plans.”

Deanfield Homes has built an enviable reputation of building quality homes that help support and add value to already established communities. With plans to consistently deliver at least 150 homes per year within the next three years, this dual appointment will be instrumental in developing a strong pipeline of sites to fuel the company’s expansion.

The company is actively looking for land opportunities across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire, with a focus on small to medium-sized developments of between 10 and 100 homes in aspirational villages and small towns.