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Forge New Homes appoints Justin Martin as technical lead

POSTED: 11/05/2021

Justin Martin - Forge New Homes


Forge New Homes, our partnership with four Sheffield housing providers has appointed Justin Martin as its technical lead.

Justin has over 19 years of experience working in a range of development, construction and regeneration roles.  He joins Forge New Homes from ENGIE where as a Design Manager he was responsible for supporting the Land and Partnerships Team in securing delivery of over 1,000 homes, providing technical support and coordination from land offer to a successful planning outcome. His experience covers the delivery of a range of tenures, from social rent to open market sale. In addition, Justin has several years delivery experience, at both site level and technical coordination of live projects.

Justin will play a key role in driving the future development of the joint venture with Great Places, Together Housing Association, South Yorkshire Housing Association, Housing Group, Yorkshire Housing and the Guinness Partnership. He will be responsible for overseeing the progression of Forge New Homes’ newly acquired sites and taking these through the technical, legal, planning and financial hurdles to starting on site.

Commenting on his appointment, Justin said:

I feel privileged to be joining Forge New Homes at such an exciting time for the business with the opportunity ahead to deliver successful mixed sustainable communities and neighbourhoods in the Sheffield City Region.  With the first site secured, and planning imminent on other opportunities, I look forward to establishing our presence with quality sites within the region.

Andy Beattie, Project Director at Forge New Homes, added:

Justin is a key hire for us and we’re really excited to welcome him on board. He brings with him 19 years of experience in the sector and an impressive track record in successfully delivering a wide range of development projects.

He joins us at an exciting time for Forge New Homes, with us about to start construction of our first homes in Pilsley and recently exchanging contracts with Homes England on our second site in Bolsover. We look forward to Justin playing a pivotal role in driving forward the partnership and to helping us realise our plans to deliver the new homes that are so urgently needed in the Sheffield City Region.

For further information on Forge New Homes, visit: www.forgenewhomes.co.uk