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David Wilson Homes' newly appointed design manager puts customers at the forefront of every development

David Wilson Homes South Midlands’ recently appointed Design Manager Lucy Walden has revealed how she puts customers at the forefront of each development she plans for the division.

The 45-year-old is based at the developer’s divisional head office in Northampton and is responsible for all aspects of design for each new site including planning site layouts and street scenes.

She previously worked as a Design Manager for another housebuilder, but was delighted to be offered the role recently with the prestigious developer and expand on her previous skills.

Lucy’s job involves her visiting brand new site in the division’s operational areas - including Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Buckinghamshire - as soon as the land has been identified for a new homes site and assessing the needs of the land.

Lucy, who lives in Northampton, said: “When I visit a site I have to look at everything from any existing footpaths on site to the engineering works required and assess these thoroughly before planning the layout.

“Along with this, I have to put myself in the position of a homeowner living there and develop a layout that is going to be the most beneficial it can be to the new residents.

“David Wilson Homes puts its customers first in each stage of the housebuilding process and the things we take into consideration are ensuring there is space for suitable parking at each home, planning a good mix of house types and designs so people have plenty of options and making sure the garden in each property is of a suitable size.

“This is at the forefront of my mind throughout the planning stages, and it is extremely satisfying to be a part of the building process and seeing a development progress using your designs.”

Lucy is enjoying getting to engage with each different department within the company and thanks the teams around her for helping her to settle into her new role. 

“I am currently recruiting for a brand new role within the company that will be working within my team and this is something that’s exciting not just for me, but for the whole company,” Lucy added. 

John Dillon, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes South Midlands, said: “We are delighted to welcome Lucy to the team in this vital role within the company.

“As a leading housebuilder in Northamptonshire, we pride ourselves on not only providing a first-class service for our customers, but also ensuring we look after our staff and provide opportunities to progress within the company and achieve their ambitions.

“As a division, we have exciting growth plans in place for the years ahead and now is a fantastic time to be joining the company and actively supporting this further development.”

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