Palace Green Homes was established by East Cambridgeshire District Council in 2016 to help address the shortage of new housing across the district. Today we deliver beautifully designed homes to the East Cambridgeshire region – but Palace Green Homes do more than just build houses for a profit. We involve local people in the design of local developments and bring real social and economic benefits to local communities. Through ‘community-led’ development we give residents the chance to shape their neighbourhoods. Profits from our high-quality homes of all tenures are then reinvested back into the Council, helping to fund new infrastructure projects and support local services that benefit residents and businesses throughout East Cambridgeshire.
Palace Green Homes
A developer you can trust
Community Led Development
Involving local people in the design of local developments brings real social and economic benefits.
We are currently seeking land, with or without planning consent, for our well-designed homes of outstanding quality.
The Palace Green Homes’ team brings together a wealth of local property expertise in a culture of innovation that prides itself on shared ideas. Our projects are diverse and demanding, requiring a complex set of staff skills to meet the challenge, from strategic operation planning, land appraisals, funding plans and multi-discipline design to project management, development, estate agency and sales management. Our team thrives on being a property developer with a difference and brings trust, mutual respect and shared values to each and every project.
Property & Commercial Director
As Property & Commercial Director of Palace Green Homes, Emma brings significant skills in leadership and a strong background in local government. Emma is a dedicated, motivated and resourceful leader. Prior to joining Palace Green Homes, she worked at a number of District Councils in the region and has expert knowledge of strategic planning, infrastructure, local community and economic redevelopment.
A Certified Accountant, Nigel brings considerable experience to Palace Green Homes and manages all aspects of the finance function, from accounting to strategy costing and funding plans. Nigel has also spent time as a non-executive Director for a local assistive technology and disability service company as well as a Business Mentor for The Prince’s Trust.
Amber’s role is to support Nigel with the accounts and act as office manager for Palace Green Homes. She brings a good knowledge of Community Land Trusts to the company, excellent administrative skills and a strong connection to the local region.
Technical Design Manager
Jon’s remit is to procure surveys and reports to inform concept design and planning submissions, to interpret and critically assess detailed designs and liaison with utility companies and approval bodies. With experience gained in consulting engineering and multi-discipline design practices, Jon brings a keen interest in sustainable construction to his technical design management role with a focus on where value can be added to development projects across the whole life cycle.
Sales & Customer Care Manager
As the principal contact between Palace Green Homes and its customers, and our professional selling agents, solicitors and contracts, Jo is the dynamo that transforms our houses into homes. She brings over 20 years estate agency experience to her role at Palace Green Homes and boasts enviable local knowledge and contacts. Jo also organizes a range of marketing events and sales support activities, from school visits and receptions to open days.
Derwyn joined the Palace Green Homes team from a challenging commercial management role in property development where he ran bespoke sites including a 79 unit CLT project. Derwyn is an accomplished Project Manager with a proven record in high-quality build quality and team leadership. He is responsible for the planning, procurement and execution of key projects at Palace Green Homes and is a skilled negotiator and mentor.
Working closely with the Finance Manager, Amy handles all aspects of the day to day accounts. She liaises with suppliers, internal accounts colleagues and banks in order to complete monthly reconciliation work.
Community Housing Manager / Customer Care Coordinator
Lisa joined to offer tenancy, property and estate management services to community-led housing groups, to manage their completed affordable homes and offers a comprehensive estate management service. Guiding CLT’s through from collecting initial expressions of interest, applying CLT Allocations Policies, managing completions, handovers, and post occupation defects, rent and service charge collection, ensuring fire safety compliance and ongoing tenancy management.
Bringing a wealth of practical trades experience to his Site Manager role, Paul spent the last two decades managing construction and refurbishment projects in the Cambridgeshire area. Paul oversees the day-to-day running of our Haddenham site at West End Gardens, managing materials deliveries, supervising site workers and co-ordinating works to ensure key deadlines are met. Paul’s role also involves liaison with sub-contractors and keeping local residents updated with onsite works as the project progresses.
Toby is based on the West End Gardens site in Haddenham, and his role as a Construction Trainee means no two days are the same. Toby makes a positive difference to the site – and is learning all aspects of residential construction site work under the guidance of the Site Manager, working closely with other team members and liaising with sub-contractors and suppliers.
Chris is a dedicated and versatile skilled site operative representing Palace Green Homes at our West End Gardens development site. Performing a customer-facing role, Chris is often the front line of our client services with an emphasis on communication and customer satisfaction. Chris coordinates the sub-contracted tradesmen as necessary and directs and manages this service to be as seamless as possible, using excellent organisational and persuasive skills to fulfill this role. At times, Chris fills in for tradesmen to undertake works where appropriate, so he has a flexible attitude and a good understanding of each trade within the construction process.
Jacek is the telehandler for Palace Green Homes at our West End Gardens development site. We rely on Jacek’s coordination of our sub-contracted tradesmen on site to ensure everyone has the right materials in the right place, and at the right time, to facilitate their works. This role is critical in the operation of the site, managing our build programme and maintaining good working relationships. Also SSSTS (Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme) trained, Jacek is a certified site supervisor and assists in maintaining good standards of site management.
Find out more about the team working at Palace Green Homes by clicking here to read our Staff Interviews.