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New Construction Director for Persimmon Homes Teesside

27 February 2023

Persimmon Homes Teesside has appointed a new Construction Director to lead construction operations across the Tees Valley.

Mark Wheelan has been appointed new Construction Director of Persimmon Homes Teesside to help oversee operations across the Tees Valley. 

Wheelan, who re-joins Persimmon after a decade away, will be tasked with the delivery of eight live sites across the region including developments in Hartlepool, Darlington, Middlesbrough and Stockton-on-Tees.

With over 35 years’ experience in the industry Wheelan’s knowledge and expertise will be invaluable to Persimmon as we deliver much needed new homes in the region.

Managing a team of over 200, including 16 apprentices, Wheelan will also play a key role in helping our business – a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer - continue to attract and develop local talent working closely with our team of apprenticeship managers.

This is Wheelan’s second tenure with Persimmon having previously served as a Contracts Manager between 2005 and 2012.

Commenting on his new role, Mark Wheelan said: “I’m delighted to be re-joining Persimmon at this exciting time and playing my role in maintaining our 5-star housebuilder status.

“We have a range of exciting new developments for homebuyers across Tees Valley and I look forward to working with local policy makers to deliver the quality new homes that the region needs.”

Sean Taylor, Managing Director of Persimmon Teesside, added; “I’m thrilled to welcome Mark on-board as our new Construction Director.

“His wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of the industry will undoubtedly prove vital as we continue to progress our exciting developments across Teesside and I look forward to working closely with him.”

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