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New Construction Director Appointed by Persimmon East Wales


Persimmon Homes has appointed a new construction director in its East Wales region.  

Andrew Hopkins, who has worked in the building industry for more than 40 years, joins Persimmon from Redrow where he served as both a build manager and construction director in the South West.

Andrew brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the business having worked for other major housebuilders developers such as Barratt Developments (David Wilson Homes) and Linden Homes.

During his career in the industry, he has developed numerous successful teams across Wales and the South West, and has been part of multiple NHBC Pride in the Job award-winning developments.

Welcoming Andrew to the East Wales business, regional managing director, Lee Woodfine said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Andrew to Persimmon East Wales.

“Andrew has a wealth of experience working with numerous PLC developers, and a significant track record of delivering high-quality homes and developments.

“He will oversee the construction of much-needed new homes for people across South East Wales, as we deliver on our vision to be the nation’s leading housebuilder.

“His appointment will strengthen our consistent construction of good quality and affordable housing as we deliver a positive legacy for our customers, communities and stakeholders.”

Andrew will be responsible for driving construction performance in East Wales against build targets, quality targets, and implementation of group policies and procedures.

He will oversee the construction on the region’s numerous active sites from Carn y Cefn in Ebbw Vale to The Parish @ Llanilltern Village in Creigiau.

Commenting on his appointment, Andrew said:

“Persimmon, both locally and at a group level, has undergone a real exciting period of transformational change, and I can’t wait to join the team at East Wales.

“Over the past couple of years, the business has made huge strides forward, which was typified with its recent five-star housebuilder rating.

“The opportunity to work for Wales’ leading housebuilder was very attractive, and I’m looking forward to putting my mark on the business, which is putting quality and customer service at the forefront of everything they do.

“I’m looking forward to working with Lee and the team to ensure we maintain our upward trajectory and continue to build new homes our customers can rely on, and at a price they can afford.”