Mick O’Farrell was recently appointed as the new Regional Managing Director to support Keepmoat Homes’ growth in the South. With a vast experience in the industry for over 20 years, he worked at organisations such as Lovell Partnerships Ltd, Kier Group, and Wilson Connelly. He is thought to bring further success to the business.
Mick will take care of the Southern division, which, since its establishment in 2014, it has grown considerably and achieved the number of 519 homes built in the region. His focus will not be only on providing the business with growth, but on raising awareness of Keepmoat Homes and its work to deliver much needed high quality homes.
“We don’t just build homes but create thriving communities where people want to live,” explained Mick. As part of their future plans, they intend to build almost 600 homes as part of the Ebbsfleet Garden City, in Northfleet, Kent. The development will turn an unused industrial site into homes and facilities that will benefit the community.
“Mick has joined us at a really exciting time as we continue to work on large ongoing projects such as the Northfleet development. We have also just started work in Queenborough on the Isle of Sheppey as part of a huge regeneration project there, the first of its kind in that area,” commented Tim Beale, the Divisional Managing Director for the South, on the appointment.
Keepmoat Homes and Mick share the same vision and are both passionate about building homes and communities. Together they will work on making people aware of the business and what they do, which is particularly important for the South, as it is facing a large housing shortage.
The company is one of UK’s top 10 housebuilders and the leading builder for first time buyers. It holds a vast knowledge and expertise in local housing, including finance, developing and building, and design and planning. It works in partnership with other organisations from the housing sector, which usually are represented by private landowners, local authorities, housing associations, registered providers, and infrastructure organisations.