Bellway appoints new land director to support growth plans in South Midlands


Bellway Homes has appointed a new land director at its South Midlands division in support of its plans to grow the business in the region.

Dan Forrester joins with a wealth of skills and industry insight after working at CALA Homes for eight years, where he was the regional land director for the Midlands Region.

Based at the housebuilder’s divisional office in Coventry, he will be responsible for increasing the amount of land purchases made across the region to help achieve the division’s planned growth.

Bellway is aiming to increase its offering to house-hunters across the South Midlands to meet the demand for new homes throughout the region.

Dan said:

“With many projects already under way and growth plans already outlined, I’m delighted to be joining Bellway South Midlands at what is a very exciting time for the business.

“As we look to acquire more land throughout the area, we’re seeking a variety of sites. From smaller parcels that could accommodate just 50 homes to land that could easily house six or seven hundred homes.

“Our geographical areas of interest include Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire. We are looking to find and deliver on sites that are most aligned with our ethos of providing high-quality homes for our customers.

“This role is a great opportunity to be part of a growing business and I look forward to bolstering Bellway’s offering in the region and scaling up the business to its full potential.”

Ben Smith, Managing Director of Bellway South Midlands, said:

“As our new Land Director, Dan will spearhead the search for suitable sites across the South Midlands. He will be proactive in seeking development opportunities that enable Bellway to increase the number of new homes and wider infrastructure provided for communities across the division.

“Throughout the challenges of the past year we’ve seen high demand for new homes across the South Midlands and an emphasis from buyers on how important the location of their new home is. A need for the best of both worlds has been apparent with many seeking a forever home that is in a well-connected area, with a strong sense of community and desirable, rural living.

“With Dan’s appointment and a revitalised focus on acquiring new land throughout the area, we will continue to deliver high-quality homes in the very best locations. I’m confident that Dan will make tremendous contributions to the growth of our business.”

Bellway South Midlands is building homes in Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

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