One of Birmingham's leading residential developers has named the man who will be spearheading its £100 million investment drive.
Crest Nicholson, which has schemes at Park Central and Bournville Park, has promoted Tim Beale, above, to the position of development director, with the aim of acquiring new sites and strengthening the company's presence in the local marketplace. The move marks the culmination of seven years hard work for the planning graduate, who has gained a wealth of experience and knowledge from successful spells at Westbury and Alfred McAlpine.
"This is a very exciting opportunity and one that I'm really looking forward to exploring over the coming months," said Mr Beale, who at the age of 29 has become one of the youngest individuals to be appointed in this position.
"Crest has enjoyed major growth in the West Midlands and part of our strategy is reinforcing this expansion by buying in good quality locations that appeal to purchasers. We're also keen to re-establish our presence in the East Midlands, starting with key sites in Ruddington in Nottingham and Bushby in Leicester. These will soon be followed up by a site in Smalley in Derbyshire."
Mr Beale, who has been with Crest for four years, will be responsible for a seven strong team of property professionals and at any one time will be handling the planning, site acquisition and design of £100 million worth of schemes.
This equates to over 600 homes and stretches the entire length and breadth of the Midlands from Coven in Wolverhampton to Four Oaks in Sutton Coldfield and Smalley in Derbyshire.
"Bournville Park, Park Central and Blenheim Park have really put us on the map and allowed us to compete for future landmark projects in locations that are rich in potential," he said.