19 Feb 2019

Richard Bass has been appointed as Regional Director in the North East of England for Robertson Homes. Based in Gateshead, he will oversee current and planned developments of new homes across the region, and spearhead local development of the brand.

Richard has worked in and around construction for over 25 years, the last 10 spent as regional MD for Keepmoat in the North East of England. Originally from Whitley Bay, his local knowledge has already proved invaluable.

Robertson Homes currently has two live developments in the NE; Backworth Park in North Tyneside and Cragside Gardens in Rothbury, Northumberland. A further development of luxury homes in Wynyard, Co Durham is coming soon.

Richard Bass commented, “I’m aware that Robertson Homes and our “Scottish” house types are still relatively unknown in the North East but we have a great product that gives us a real USP. Robertson Homes tend to be a bit larger and have a superior specification to others in our class so we are selling well across the existing sites.

“My focus however is to expand the business in England, bringing in new developments and building a team to deliver around 200 homes a year by the end of our current three year plan.

“These are exciting times for Robertson Homes and I’m delighted to be part of it”

John Murphy, MD of Robertson Homes, added, “Robertson Homes has been a trusted builder of quality homes in Scotland for more than fifty years. Our expansion into the NE is a strategic one as sister companies across the wider Robertson Group have been active within the area for some time.

“This delivers a definite advantage in terms of logistics and delivery times. As a relatively new house-building brand for the NE, it also helps that we are already known for work on major commercial and infrastructure projects within the area.”

Cragside Gardens in Rothbury was Robertson Homes’ first development in NE England, opened in October 2017. Backworth Park followed in February 2018 and a third development in Wynyard, Co Durham will be unveiled in summer 2019.

Robertson Homes is already a multi-award-winning brand in Scotland, largely in the executive, family homes bracket. Emphasis is always placed on location and on the quality of life offered by the surrounding environment.