06/04/2018

NEW CONSTRUCTION DIRECTOR TAKES CHARGE AT BLOOR HOMES EASTERN

Bloor Homes has appointed a new Construction Director to oversee its growing number of sites in the Eastern region.

Bloor Homes has appointed a new Construction Director to oversee its growing number of sites in the Eastern region.

Graeme Burston is aiming to use his vast experience and wealth of contacts built up during his three decades in the industry to help the privately-owned housebuilder achieve its ambitious growth plans.

Based at the developer’s regional office in Bury St Edmunds, the 52-year-old married father of one will be responsible for Bloor Homes’ developments across Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Essex, the county he has worked in for most of his career.

Graeme said the family-owned developer’s reputation for quality had been a major factor in his decision to join the company, and that one of his main priorities would be to maintain this quality whilst significantly increasing the number of new homes built by the Eastern region each year.

He said: “I have worked mainly for PLCs during my career and while I enjoyed doing that, the fact remains that you are a small cog in a very big machine. What attracted me to Bloor Homes is that they are privately-owned and the one thing that really shone through is their absolute focus on quality.

“As a housebuilder, you are not just building houses, you are building homes where people’s memories and dreams are made. That is extremely important to me and I’m excited to be joining a company which puts quality at the heart of everything that it does.”

Graeme entered the construction industry straight after leaving school, working as a yard manager for a local builders merchants before moving onto Beazer Homes, where he trained to be a Site Manager. After six years at Beazer, he took on the role of Project Manager at Countryside Properties, overseeing a major social housing development in Peckham, South London, which at the time was the biggest urban regeneration project in Europe.

He spent 10 years at Bovis Homes South East, including six as Construction Director, before returning to Countryside as Senior Construction Manager, a role he carried out for four years before the opportunity with Bloor Homes arose.

Graeme, who lives in north Essex, and counts playing golf, shooting and riding his motorbike among his hobbies, believes his vast wealth of contacts and recruiting skills will stand him in good stead in his new role.

He added: “The site staff who are already here have done a fantastic job and I will be making sure we support them to develop whilst at the same time looking to recruit more talented people as the business grows.”