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Hamberley Development: John Austin
Luxury care home developer Hamberley Development has appointed John Austin as its new managing director.
Austin started his career in construction in 1990 and has specialised in healthcare development for the past two decades. He was previously Hamberley’s development director. and before that worked for Fed3 Projects, a specialist healthcare construction project management firm, where he supported the development programme for Gracewell Healthcare, which was then also led by the team behind Hamberley Development, backed by Patron Capital.
Daniel Kay, co-founding director of Hamberley Development, said: “John has done a fantastic job since he joined us in 2016, and indeed before that when he project managed the Gracewell Healthcare builds. John’s promotion to managing director is a recognition of his talent and hard work helping us to take our award-winning care homes from initial drawings through to that moment when the first residents come through the door. Developing a pipeline of leading-edge care homes requires scale of vision but also attention to detail, and John brings both of these qualities to the role of managing director.”
Austin added: “I’m thrilled to take on this challenge as Hamberley looks to up the pace of its pipeline of developments in the coming years. Hamberley Development takes pride in designing and building the very highest-quality luxury care homes and I’m proud to lead a team of talented people who make this happen every day. We’ve worked hard over the last 12 months to adapt all of our developments to ensure they are fully Covid-secure while remaining the very definition of luxury, and I look forward to leading the team as we continue to innovate in the years to come.”
Hamberley Development currently has care homes under construction in Basingstoke, Hailsham, Bedford Wixams, West Byfleet, Brampton, Cofton Hackett, Keynsham, Charlton Hayes, Enfield, Edwalton and Eastleigh. In addition, it has a further development pipeline of sites in Cambridge, Dorking, Southampton, Basingstoke and Camberley.
Hamberley stated that since 2014 it has delivered more than 30 bespoke care homes and refurbishment projects with a gross development value in excess of £450 million.