Avant Homes appoints Michaela Sullivan as strategic land and planning director
Avant Homes has strengthened its senior team in Scotland with the appointment of a strategic land and planning director to further enable the housebuilder’s regional expansion.
Michaela Sullivan, who joins from East Lothian Council, has significant director-level experience in the construction and housebuilding sectors as well as local government.
In this new role, she is responsible for the identification and acquisition of medium and longer-term potential sites in quality locations to support the company’s growth plans throughout Scotland which will contribute significantly to the land banks to sustain its growth.
Commenting on her appointment, Michaela said: “It’s an exciting time to be joining Avant Homes as the company continues its expansion plan across Scotland with a team dedicated to delivering high-quality new homes in great locations.
“Our land teams are focused on continually finding sites which will provide the most desirable living locations for our customers, so I am looking forward to helping drive the business forward with them.”
Avant Homes Scotland currently has 11 live developments ranging from Dundee to Stewarton with several more due to start this year as the business continues to implement its growth plans.
Welcoming Michaela to the business, Avant Homes regional chairman, Scott Varley said: “As we continue to expand into new areas of the country, it’s a great time to welcome Michaela to the land team as she will play a pivotal role in identifying new locations for our future developments.
“She is an excellent addition to our senior management team and brings a vast amount of experience in the housebuilding and construction sectors. I look forward to working with her as we continue to drive our growth ambitions.”
The Avant Homes Group currently operates across the Midlands, north of England and Scotland from eight regional operating businesses.
At present, the housebuilder employs more than 600 people with ambition to grow further across its existing regions and beyond, creating communities and providing employment opportunities for many.
Avant Homes Group has a medium-term strategic objective to sell more than 6,000 new homes per annum.