Miller Homes creates homes and jobs in the North East.

Miller Homes creates homes and jobs in the North East

Housebuilder Miller Homes has announced Patrick Arkle has been promoted to regional managing director and unveiled plans for 584 new homes in the North East.

Patrick Arkle has been promoted from operations director to regional managing director after 28 years in the construction industry.

During his time as operations director for Miller Homes, the company has experienced success in the North East. Over the coming months it also plans to add a number of new sites to its current portfolio of 10 developments in the region.

As Miller Homes increases its presence across the region, work on three new sites will commence, creating over 140 new direct and indirect roles. These will include eight opportunities for apprentices looking to build a strong future in the construction industry, while also safeguarding up to 80 jobs in the region.

New homes will be created in areas including Hadston, Hebburn, and Acklam. The developments will cater for a range of buyers from those looking to purchase their first home to growing families and downsizers.

Miller Homes in the North East has seen a strong start to the year with over 80% of its released plots already reserved. By 2019 the housebuilder plans to be building 600 new homes per year.

Steve Birch, area managing director in charge of Miller Homes’ across the North of England, said: “The start of 2017 has been an extremely busy time for Miller Homes in the North East, both in terms of building new homes, reservations and the purchasing of new land, and we are pleased to announce Patrick, Mark and Andrew’s promotions.

“Patrick has been instrumental in driving forward our recent growth and success in the region and as he continues to support the expansion of the business, he is focused on developing and enhancing the team through internal promotions and new appointments as well as creating opportunities for apprentices.”

Arkle said: “As our portfolio of developments continues to increase we are looking to upskill and develop our team over the coming months, which is already made up of some extremely talented individuals including Mark and Andrew. We also have a number of new appointments on the horizon.

“As part of our dedication to building quality new homes whilst creating sustainable communities in desirable locations across the North East of England, we have set out ambitious plans to complete nearly 400 homes in 2017 and to increase this figure to 600 new homes per year by 2019.”