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Palace Green Homes

A developer you can trust

Established by East Cambridgeshire District Council in 2016, Palace Green Homes are helping to address the shortage of new housing across the district. we pride ourselves on delivering design-led developments and high-quality homes of all tenures.

We reinvest any profits that we make back into the Council, helping to fund new infrastructure projects and support local services that benefit residents and businesses in the district.

We want to be recognised as a responsible developer that cares for the communities where we work. On our housing schemes, we only use building contractors who share our ethos for attention to detail, design, and build quality with each contractor appointed being locally based, ideally within the district or from Cambridgeshire.

All of our homes at Eden Square come with a 10 year One Guarantee, giving absolute peace of mind right from the first day.

For further information, our dedicated and experienced local selling agents are able to help with all enquiries.

Since Palace Green Homes began, we have provided £1.5 million in benefits to East Cambridgeshire District Council from our property activities. We are on track to reach our target of £2.5 million by March 2026. We also continue our strive to develop futuristic homes using renewable technologies to achieve our net-zero targets by 2030.

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Community Led Development

Involving local people in the design of local developments brings real social and economic benefits.

Land Opportunities

We are currently seeking land, with or without planning consent, for our well-designed homes of outstanding quality.

Meet The Team

The Palace Green Homes’ team brings together a wealth of local property expertise in a culture of innovation.

Our Team

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.

Emma Grima

Emma Grima

Emma Grima
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.

Nigel Ankers

Nigel Ankers

Nigel Ankers
Finance Manager

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.

Click here to read our interview with Nigel.

Amber Gordon

Amber Gordon

Amber Gordon
Office Manager

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.

Click here to read our interview with Amber.

Jon Soar

Jon Soar

Jon Soar
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.

Click here to read our interview with Jon.

Jo Alderson

Jo Alderson

Jo Alderson
Sales 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.

Click here to read our interview with Jo.

Derwyn Hardwick

Derwyn Hardwick

Derwyn Hardwick
Project Manager

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.

Lisa Leonard

Lisa Leonard

Lisa Leonard
Housing and Estate Manager

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.

Click here to read our interview with Lisa.

Paul Elliott

Paul Elliott

Paul Elliott
Site Manager

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.

Click here to read our interview with Paul.

Jacek Chojnacki

Jacek Chojnacki

Jacek Chojnacki
Telehandler

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.