Buckland Development Ltd, the Hampshire-based development company behind the 6,000 home Garden Village of Welborne in Fareham, has appointed Grainger PLC’s John Beresford as Managing Director.
With 20 years’ experience as a developer, John was previously responsible for running the strategic land business at Grainger Plc. He brings great experience and best practice knowledge relevant to the creation of a large new community such as Welborne.
John said, “I’m excited to join the Buckland team at this pivotal time for the Welborne project. Buckland is a lead developer with a unique approach that unlike other property developers, focuses on longer term investment and stewardship, rather than quick profits. I share Buckland’s consistent vision for, and commitment to, the creation of a new community that meets local needs, and more importantly, a place that will stand the test of time.
Mark Thistlethwayte, Principal, said, “With John’s leadership, we will develop projects like Welborne that meet the needs of the local area, whilst creating a blueprint for developers to deliver homes in the future that truly benefit the local community.”