Waters Homes Expands Team

Waters Homes has taken on three new members of staff, reflecting the growing confidence in the regional housing market.

The East Midlands-based housebuilder has had a bumper 12 months, with a predicted turnover increase of over 76 per cent. This follows success with private developments like Carrington Gate in Sherwood, Nottingham, as well as work with Housing Associations such as Nottingham Community Housing.

With 2014 looking like an equally busy year, the Waters Homes team has welcomed three new recruits.

Both Ashley Gamble and Darren Adams join from developer Barratt Homes, with a wealth of experience between them.

As site labourer, Ashley’s responsibilities will focus on social housing projects in Eastwood in Nottingham and Tilton-on-the-Hill in Leicestershire. He will be tasked with plot and highway tidiness, as well as pre-plaster works and security checks. Working alongside Ashley, Darren takes on the role of senior site manager and will be responsible for the overall progress at both developments.

Ashley and Darren are joined by Mike Hennessy, who previously worked as a self-employed plumbing and heating engineer. Mike takes on the role of assistant site manager in Eastwood and will also be working on a new private development for Waters Homes in Leicestershire.

Commenting on the new appointments, Damian Waters, construction director at Waters Homes, said:

“This is a significant addition to our workforce, however, market demand shows that it’s needed.

“We already have a great deal of work lined up over the next 18 months, with several housing association contracts as well as a number of exciting land opportunities.

“A growing business needs a bigger workforce and we’ve been lucky enough to secure the talent of Ashley, Darren and Mike, who all have a great deal of experience in the industry.

“The property market is certainly on the way up. I think there will still be some turbulence ahead, but developers like us are most definitely in a much better position than they were 12 months ago.”