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New Head of Development for ambitious Thrive Homes

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Published by kerri smith for Thrive Homes in Housing and also in Communities

Croxley-based housing association, Thrive Homes, has appointed a Head of Development as part of its plan to build 150 new homes for rent in the next five years.

Thrive already owns and manages more than 4,000 properties across Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, but Head of Development Andrew Hull is working on extending the geographic area in which it provides homes.

Andrew has been working as a consultant on Thrive’s ambitious growth strategy since March, and was appointed to the new role in June.

His appointment follows the successful securing of funding to enable the not-for-profit organisation to fulfil the vision it set out in its 2014-19 strategic plan to build new homes across a wider area.

Thrive, which acquired the bulk of its current homes in a stock transfer from Three Rivers District Council in 2008, wants to extend its spread to other parts of Hertfordshire as well as surrounding counties, which can still be effectively managed from its base on the Croxley Green Business Park.

Earlier this year it completed work on its first new-build properties – new developments of family-sized homes in South Oxhey and Mill End.

Before working as a consultant at Thrive, Andrew was Assistant Development Director at Circle Housing Group. He has also worked as Regional Development Manager at Moat Homes Limited.

He said: “I’m delighted to join Thrive as it’s a great organisation and this is a wonderful chance for me. I will be looking for opportunities for us to build new, affordable, homes in areas including North West London, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

“This is a new role as Thrive is on the threshold of its development plans. I’m excited by the idea of building up  a development programme from the start and creating a team to secure and deliver high quality new properties.  This will  help Thrive in its mission to enable the creation of communities where people will enjoy living.” 

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