ANWYL Homes hires Paul Darwin as Land Director of its Lancashire team

Paul Darwin

ANWYL Homes has strengthened its Lancashire land team as the company continues to evolve and bids to deliver 400 homes per annum by 2023.

Paul Darwin has joined the Chorley-based business as Land Director, while Andrew Morgan steps up to Senior Land Director.

Between them they will head up Anwyl’s drive to further expand its operations across Lancashire and parts of Merseyside and Greater Manchester, adding to the 10 sites already in the company’s ownership.

Paul has joined Anwyl after 14 years with Elan Homes, where he worked his way up from land and planning graduate to senior land manager. He holds an MCD (Master of Civic Design) in town planning and a BSC Hons degree in geography, both from the University of Liverpool.

“I’m excited to be joining Anwyl during this period of strong growth for the company,” Paul said.

The Lancashire business is in its relative infancy – formed in 2017 – but is part of a well-run, family business with a 90-year heritage.

“The Anwyl product is excellent with properties designed with how people really live in mind. The company certainly delivers on its ‘thoughtful homes’ brand promise,” Paul added.

“The Lancashire region already has some excellent developments in sought-after areas, and my primary role is to acquire further sites in prime locations to support the company’s future growth ambitions and to establish and nurture a growing land team.”

Originally from Warrington, now living in Sefton, Paul enjoys spending time with his family, playing football and golf but also enjoys taking on new challenges. Last year he raised over £1,700 for the Alzheimer’s Society by taking part in a Lands End to John O’Groats virtual running challenge, which saw him cover 874 miles. This year he’ll be tackling a gruelling Tough Mudder course.

Paul will now be working alongside his former colleague, Andrew Morgan, who joined Anwyl in 2019 to head up the Lancashire land operation.

John Grime, Managing Director of Anwyl Homes Lancashire, said: “In Andrew and Paul we have an excellent team who will be at the forefront of acquiring the right sites in the right locations to enable us to meet our ambitious targets.”

Anwyl Homes Lancashire is on track to complete circa 300 homes in the current financial year and now employs around 60 people at its Buckshaw Village offices and across sites in Barton, Longridge, Catterall, Warton and Burscough, in Lancashire; St Helens and Bowring Park, and Liverpool, in Merseyside; and Winnington, in Cheshire. A tenth site, in Prescot, Merseyside, is now complete.

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