Appointment part of recruitment drive in the north west

Vistry has raided Engie for its new land and partnerships director for the north west as part of a recruitment drive as the housebuilder gears up to build 6,000 homes a year.

Pete Hayes had held a similar role at Engie as its head of land and partnerships for the north west since 2017.

He will work at Vistry’s Warrington office and will be tasked with identifying opportunities to help the firm hit its target of building 6,000 homes a year by 2022, known as Project 6000.

Peter Hayes

Peter Hayes has been appointed as Vistry’s new land and partnerships director for the north west

His remit will also include maximising output from sites which the firm has already secured outline planning permission for, and building on existing partnerships with housing associations, private investors, local authorities and Homes England.

Prior to joining Engie, Hayes spent three years at Countryside as a land and development manager.

This followed a 12-year stint at SME contractor P&L Construction as its north west director.

The firm, which was formed following the merger of Galliford Try and Bovis Homes at the beginning of 2020, has appointed former Barratt Homes technical director Ian Hilliker as its new managing director for the north west.