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Award-winning developer Crest Nicholson is pleased to announce the appointment of Darren Dancey, Group Design & Technical Director, to its Executive Management Team. Darren will be responsible for Crest Nicholson’s conceptual design team, developing the Group’s procurement strategy, and encouraging the adoption of modern methods of construction and smart technology across the business.

Darren joined Crest Nicholson in October 1990, working in the South West Region’s Technical Department before progressing to Production Director in July 2006. He was then appointed Group Technical Director in April 2011.

In his new role Darren will be pioneering a completely new range of group house and apartment designs from Crest Nicholson which seek to respond to customer demands for smarter construction methods. The role will involve Darren leading the Group Commercial and Quality teams to create modern good quality sustainable homes which will offer home buyers access to greater smart technology and customisation options. 

Darren also sits on a number of external steering groups such as the Home Builders Federation National Technical & Sustainability Committee (HBF NTSC), NHBC Standards Committee, Robust Details and the Construction Leadership Council Innovation in Buildings workgroup to help influence industry standards.

Stephen Stone, Chief Executive at Crest Nicholson, said, “Darren has long been a valued member of the senior team at Crest Nicholson, so we are delighted to appoint him to our Executive Management Team. His wealth of experience is invaluable and will help us continue to embed ever higher quality standards across our business.”

Darren Dancey commented, “I am very pleased to be joining the Executive Management Team at Crest Nicholson after over 25 years with the company. This is an exciting time in the UK housebuilding industry, and I look forward to the new challenge, as we continue to bring in new initiatives to strengthen our build performance including our range of ‘raising quality’ initiatives.”