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East Midlands housebuilder welcomes new managing director

East Midlands housebuilder welcomes new managing director

Redrow East Midlands, based in Castle Donington, has appointed Michael Coker as Manager Director. He brings more than 30 years’ industry experience to the role.

Michael is trained as a chartered builder and has a first-class degree in Construction Management from the University of Leeds. His new role will see him take responsibility for driving the division forward, by securing land opportunities, launching new developments and overseeing the progression of a large team.  

Michael commented:

“My father was in the business from the mid-seventies and as such I have always been around housebuilding. The varied and complex nature of the industry makes it interesting but also at times challenging and I love a challenge. The industry is full of fantastic people and some amazing characters.

“I am thrilled to be working for Redrow in my new role. The brand was built by an individual passionate about our industry, our product, and our people, and that is still true of the business today. I am most looking forward to seeing our team develop in their roles and continue to progress at Redrow – it is a fantastic industry, and we need to do more to attract the next wave of housebuilders.

“The greatest challenge will be keeping everyone focussed on what is important in a tougher marketplace, both in terms of production and sales. The industry is under pressure to deliver more new homes in a more sustainable manner than ever before.”

Previously Chief Operating Office for Kier Living/Tilia Homes, Michael worked with a large team of people to deliver the sale and transfer of Kier Living from the Kier Group and into the Terra Firma owned Tilia Homes.

Commenting on this achievement Michael said:

“My greatest achievement so far in my career was actually a team achievement and that was delivering the sale of Kier Living. I worked with some superb people and a fantastic CEO to deliver 500 people to a new owner and a new future.”

Michael finished by saying:

“There is no single most satisfying part to the role. The challenge is what gets me out of bed in the morning and the ability for people to sometimes deliver the impossible allows me to go home satisfied. I’m thrilled to be taking the helm of Redrow East Midlands and can’t wait to see what we achieve in the coming years.”

Redrow East Midlands currently has eight developments across Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. With new developments in the pipeline in areas including East Bridgford, Primrose Gardens, East Goscote and Windmill Place.  

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