Hertfordshire-based developer Griggs Homes has appointed two new Land Directors, Matt Green and Ollie Myrants-Wilson, as part of its expansion plans.

The firm is a third-generation family business, based in Borehamwood, which is currently best known for its small, boutique developments and bespoke homes in the surrounding area, though has a pipeline of land and is controlling a number of large-scale strategic residential and commercial sites either in planning or with the benefit of planning permission.

The appointment of Green, 33, as land director, and Myrants-Wilson, also 33, as land and planning director, marks a commitment to crystalising their existing assets and gearing up in scale, as they will concentrate on bringing forward new land to facilitate development across all sectors.

Matt Green, newly appointed land director at Griggs Homes said: “Griggs is a very strong company locally, with an unrivalled reputation within Hertsmere and the surrounding areas for delivering complex planning permissions and premium homes. We have the opportunity to take the group from being strong locally to expanding both in terms of the geographical area and the size of projects.

“Griggs is not only known for the quality of its product but also its drive and creativity. We want to take these qualities and apply them to larger projects including urban sites and investment properties with long-term redevelopment potential for a variety of end uses.

“Griggs’ strength is in our creativity and our skillset will add to that. Our strategy is straightforward – we want to buy sites where we can add value through planning for residential, commercial or mixed-use development. We are a company that can act swiftly and between Ollie and myself we have built up a significant and varied number of contacts and relationships across the industry which we will be putting to good use in the months ahead.”

Ollie Myrants-Wilson spent the last three years as land director on the board at Troy Homes, and nearly 12 years at Linden Homes, so he has the experience to lead the company into larger-scale projects.

Ollie Myrants-Wilson, newly appointed land and planning director at Griggs Homes said: “Griggs is a growing business and very entrepreneurial, so we are looking at taking more planning risks and buying and promoting sites without planning permission.

“It’s a challenge – but with greater risk comes greater reward. There is an opportunity in the land market to go about things differently and we want to be a trusted and dynamic partner for landowners, other developers, local authorities and key stakeholders. We have an expert team with an established track record in delivery and we want to bring a positive and refreshing approach to development.

“We have a short chain of command here and decisions can be made extremely quickly. We are an ambitious company, we have a brand-new purpose-built office where landowners, agents and partners can visit, and they can see first-hand the quality of the finished product on our sites. Griggs has the appetite, drive and ambition to grow, whereas other companies this size are more risk averse.”

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