Norman Engineers Two New Technical Teams at Castle Green

Tuesday, 10th May 2022

He’s helped Castle Green Homes build a strong technical department and, after just 12 months with the business, Norman Kelly has been promoted to technical director.

Norman, who has almost three decades of experience, has helped transform the way the homebuilder approaches its developments right from the start.

“I was brought in to develop the technical team and have actually recruited two teams – one at St Asaph covering North Wales and the other at our North West office in Preston Brook. Between them they cover a wide variety of engineering disciplines including geotechnical, structural and drainage,” Norman explained.

“New processes have been introduced for the appraisal of a site before we purchase it and for the design stages, so that we can manage the planning process and works programme more efficiently.

“Going forward, the biggest challenge will be dealing with the growing number of new sites that we are progressing through the planning process and ensuring that we can start on site as soon as possible, while also making sure that current sites are finished in the right way to a very high standard."

Now 50, Norman, from Runcorn, started his career as a civil structural designer, and held roles including design engineer, senior engineer, engineering manager and technical manager prior to joining Castle Green last year.

Gwyn Jones, chief executive of Castle Green, described Norman’s appointment as “one of the most impactful” of the last 12 months, noting his “incredible people skills” and leadership.

Gwyn said: “Norman has been a great addition to the team and has made a fantastic impact on the technical side of the business since joining us. He has built an incredibly strong and knowledgeable technical team, who have already had a profound influence on the delivery of our developments. The business has acquired over 2,000 homes worth of land in the last two years and I’m confident that Norman and his teams will find the best technical solutions to fulfil our growth strategy.”

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