Huddersfield-based developer Conroy Brook has recruited one of the house building industry’s most respected construction directors to help deliver a number of major projects.
John Rodda joins Conroy Brook from Persimmon Homes, where he worked for seven years following his previous position at Ben Bailey Homes.
As construction director, Mr Rodda has delivered some of the country’s largest and most complex housing projects, leading teams across the UK.
At Brockholes-based Conroy Brook, he will head a number of key pipeline projects including forthcoming joint venture developments with Keyland Developments, the property trading arm of Kelda Group and sister company to Yorkshire Water.
Mr Rodda will also deliver a number of large-scale housing schemes currently in the planning process. In his new role, he will also be reunited with former Ben Bailey colleague, sales director Jon Bailey, who joined Conroy Brook in 2010.
Mr Rodda said it was a great time to be joining the team due to the exciting high quality projects coming through the pipeline, adding: “I am looking forward to drawing on my experience of delivering large-scale projects to work closely with the team on bringing the developments to fruition.
“The regional house building sector is picking up its pace and Conroy Brook is well placed at the forefront of Yorkshire development.”
Conroy Brook has been responsible for some of Yorkshire’s most innovative, high-end housing schemes and is one of the few industry specialists to have recorded an operating profit throughout the difficult recent market conditions.
Chief executive Richard Conroy said: “Construction directors with strong track-records and reputations are highly sought after in the industry, so we are delighted that John has decided to bring this wealth of experience to the Conroy Brook team.
“Our policy to recruit the best people in the business in line with our sustained growth has proven successful and we now have a highly capable team to take the business forward over the next five years.”
In 2012, Conroy Brook was appointed as Keyland Development’s joint venture partner under its Small Sites Initiative to redevelop redundant former Yorkshire Water sites for housing. The first JV underway is “Forge View” in Sheffield, which consists of five large detached family homes.
Prices range from £725,000 to £850,000 and two properties have already been reserved.