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Award-winning developer Crest Nicholson is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Dobson to the position of Managing Director for its Strategic Projects division. Andrew will lead the key division, which is responsible for identifying, promoting and facilitating large scale residential led development opportunities that meet Crest Nicholson’s commitment to delivering high quality sustainable communities.

With over 25 years’ experience in the development industry Andrew is a key addition to the Crest Nicholson senior management team. In the past three years, Andrew has been the Development Director within the Crest Nicholson Strategic Projects division, responsible for establishing and safeguarding Crest Nicholson’s place making vision and overseeing the optimisation and delivery of Crest Nicholson Strategic Project’s larger operational sites. 

As Managing Director of Crest Nicholson’s Strategic Projects division, Andrew will manage a team of 21 employees and take on responsibility for a portfolio of 20 sites within the Groups wider strategic land portfolio which extends to a total GDV of £5.166bn. Immediate priorities under his new remit include the ongoing promotion of key Garden Village initiatives in Ipswich, Chippenham, Harry Stoke and Milton Keynes and the continued delivery of long term strategic developments including Tadpole Garden Village in Swindon and Kilnwood Vale in Faygate.

Commenting on Andrew’s appointment, Chris Tinker, Regeneration and Strategic Projects Chairman at Crest Nicholson said: “Andrew has become an invaluable member of the Crest Nicholson team and has a wealth of management experience and industry knowledge. We are delighted to announce his promotion to Managing Director of our successful Strategic Projects division and look forward to working with Andrew and his team to continue to secure planning and deliver some of the Country’s leading major sub-urban developments.”

Speaking about his new role, Andrew said: “Crest Nicholson has had a great track record of delivering large scale, high quality and well-designed developments for over 50 years and I look forward to building on this legacy. This is an exciting time in the Strategic Projects team as we continue to source new land opportunities and to work in partnership with land owners and Local Planning Authorities’ alike, to design new housing led developments and deliver great places where people want to live. 

“The team has a well established reputation for promoting sustainable, high quality developments, and I am confident that we are well placed to deliver for all our stakeholders and play our part in responding to the country’s urgent need for more high quality, well designed new homes.”