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.
Head of Property
Phil is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and oversees company strategy, partnerships and operations at Palace Green Homes. Prior to joining the company, he led land and planning teams for Wilson Connolly, Berkeley Homes, Fairview Homes and Countryside Properties on major strategic land and urban regeneration projects in London and East Anglia. He is a specialist in development appraisal, land acquisition, planning negotiation and community engagement; with recent experience of consultation, neighbourhood planning and community-led approaches to urban design.
Sarah joined Palace Green Homes after a career as a journalist and broadcaster (BBC, ITV, CNN & National Geographic) specialising in international property and travel destinations. At Palace Green Homes she oversees the office, facilities and HR as well as providing comprehensive support to Phil Rose, and undertaking project work.
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.
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 Relations 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.
Sales & Customer Relations Coordinator
Caron brings a wealth of experience in estate agency and property sales to her role and was the recipient of the Cambridge News Property Award for Best in Customer Service in 2018. She plays a key role in print and digital promotion including social media and is instrumental in gathering research for upcoming projects. Caron also provides comprehensive support to the Sales & Customer Relations Manager, Jo Alderson.
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 in close to the Finance Manager, Amy handles all aspects of the day to day accounts. She liaising with suppliers, internal accounts colleagues and banks in order to complete monthly reconciliation work. Amy is currently working towards AAT qualification.
Community Housing Manager
Lisa joined East Cambs Community Housing in October 2018 as the organisation expanded to offer tenancy and property management services to community-led housing groups. Lisa has a strong background in property and tenancy management and now heads up this function. ECCH currently has contracts with 2 Community Land Trusts to manage their completed affordable homes, and expects this to grow in 2019 as more CLT projects come to fruition. The management service ECCH offers spans from collecting initial expressions of interest, applying CLT Allocations Policies, managing completions, handovers, and the defects process, collecting rents and service charges, ensuring fire safety compliance, and everything else associated with 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.
Based on the Haddenham site at West End Gardens. Toby’s role as a Construction Trainee ensures no two days are the same. Having passed his Teleporter Lift Course in February 2020, Toby is already making 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.