McLaren launches new residential development business

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McLaren has launched a new residential development business, focusing on mixed-use schemes and placemaking in the UK

The residential development business, McLaren Living, has appointed Matthew Biddle as managing director to lead a team of experts who understand how to unlock developments and create places that make a positive difference to local communities.

Biddle brings 18 years of experience with him, leading residential development businesses at Berkeley Group. This includes building strong relationships with local authorities and registered providers. He will work alongside former chief executive of Newham Council, Kim Bromley-Derry CBE.

McLaren Living will work to create agile, solutions-focused partnerships and joint ventures with private and public-sector organisations, bringing speed and flexibility to the process of building much-needed homes and mixed-use residential developments, across the UK.

Delivering ‘badly-needed’ homes

Kevin Taylor, chairman, McLaren Group, said: “We welcome Matthew to McLaren at this exciting point in the evolution and growth of our company. His skills and experience will help us to deliver homes that the country so badly needs and new places where people want to live, work and stay.

“We look forward to sharing our can-do culture with local authorities, registered providers and other organisations, working in partnership to help them to meet and exceed their housing priorities.”

Biddle added: “It’s a pleasure to be joining at the inception of McLaren Living, working with McLaren Group’s leadership team to establish this new business.

“We will be delivering developments for the public sector along with homes for rent and sale; working in true partnerships to develop places that make a positive difference to people’s lives.

“I’m particularly excited to be joining a team of passionate, experienced individuals who bring a fresh enthusiasm to building homes and places that enhance and transform communities, drive local employment and protect the environment.”

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