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Keyland appoints new development manager

Catherine Godfrey

Keyland Developments Ltd, the property trading arm of Kelda Group and sister-company to Yorkshire Water, has appointed Catherine Godfrey as development manager.

Catherine joins Keyland from Yorkshire Water where she was lead surveyor, following earlier roles in the Yorkshire property industry as an associate at Savills and property manager at Evans Property Group.

Reporting into Keyland’s managing director Peter Garrett, Catherine will drive the development and disposal of Keyland’s existing property portfolio, in addition to acquiring new planning promotion opportunities in the open market.

Keyland is looking ahead to an extremely busy 2019, with several high-profile regeneration schemes all reaching significant milestones this year. These include the delivery of a major new Leeds community of up to 1,800 homes at Skelton Gate in Leeds as part of the Templegate Developments joint venture, the recent signing of Keyland’s largest PPA to create a major urban extension to deliver some 2000 homes, employment and community facilities, on a 300 acre site in Wakefield and also the innovative masterplan for the future of land surrounding the Esholt Water Treatment Works in Bradford.

Peter Garrett said: “We are delighted to welcome Catherine to the team at such an exciting time for the business. Catherine brings extensive knowledge and expertise of the regional property market and will play a key role in managing our forward development programme. Her background at Yorkshire Water will greatly assist in driving forwards projects with the water’s company’s Land & Property team.”

Catherine Godfrey said:  “Keyland is a dynamic and diverse development company and I am delighted to be working with the team to drive their strategic business plan.

“My new role will enable me to be hands-on with some incredibly exciting schemes which will shape the economic future of the Yorkshire region whilst sourcing new opportunities to unlock land for future development.”


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