Posted on Feb 12, 2020
Bovis Homes has announced the appointment of Lee Barrett as divisional operations director responsible for the Stanton Cross development in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.
Lee brings a wealth of experience in the property sector, with more than 25 years in the industry, joining Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group - from Urban & Civic where he was project director. Other roles have included director positions at Catesby Property Group, David Wilson Homes and Balfour Beatty Construction.
Bovis Homes completed the acquisition of Galliford Try’s Linden Homes and Partnerships & Regeneration businesses last year, with the house builder assuming a new corporate name as part of the deal. The company’s businesses will operate under Vistry Group, while maintaining both the Bovis Homes and Linden Homes brand names.
Lee said: “I’m delighted to be joining in what is a very exciting time for the company. Stanton Cross is a major location that is progressing into its delivery phases and I’m looking forward to adding my expertise to ensure all stakeholder objectives are met, while creating a vibrant new community.”
Stanton Cross is a £1 billion residential-led development to the east of Wellingborough which will eventually include 3,650 new homes, alongside new leisure and retail amenities and commercial space – including offices, industrial space and a trade park.
The location recently surpassed its 100th property sale and completed major infrastructure works with Driver Way, Midland Road and Roundhouse Way opened to the public in November 2019. Initial works on Route 2 – which will see the construction of a new, improved bridge over the railway line and provide an improved link to the A45 – will begin with the construction of the new rail bridge in 2020, along with the creation of the 115 acre Town and Country Park, as well as the development of the first primary school.
Michael Stirrop, divisional managing director, added: “Lee has an excellent track record in the property sector and we’re excited to be able to bring someone of his calibre to Stanton Cross and the Vistry business as a whole. Locations such as Stanton Cross will be vital to the success of the business and meeting the demand for new housing. As construction at the development progresses, Lee’s drive and experience will be central to the success of Stanton Cross.”