Simon Humphreys has joined property development group, Starship, bringing with him over 30 years’ experience in urban regeneration and modular solutions.
Simon spent a large part of his career as Development Director at Urban Splash after joining the business in 1995 just after it was launched.
Along the way, Simon played a leading role in the design and delivery of some of Urban Splash’s most high-profile projects including Ropewalks, Matchworks and New Islington.
Simon has joined the group to head up Birkenhead based Starship’s new urban regeneration team, this team will drive forward Starship’s place led developments and deliver a range of high-profile regeneration projects across the North West.
Starship Starship Group was formed following the acquisition and merger of several existing property development and construction businesses and is backed by a private investment fund.
Starship has delivered over £75m of residential projects across the UK and the group already has over £30m of developments in progress with a further £100m in the pipeline.
In addition to its core property development activities Starship has invested in cutting-edge modern construction methods to meet the UK’s growing housing demand.
Starship Modular has delivered over 50 homes so far this year and handed over their first zero carbon homes to Magenta Living in Wirral which will now be a standard for all Starship homes built in the future.
Simon Humphreys commented, “I’m so excited to be joining such a bright and passionate team. I’ll be dedicating my energy and experience, together with the broad range of skills already in the business, to create truly regenerative places and sustainable homes and neighbourhoods with our customers at the heart of everything.
“There are so many challenges to meet; to improve accessibility to quality homes, mitigate the risks of fuel poverty and explore how we can improve conditions for the natural world through healthy living within our town and cities.
Dave Dargan, Managing Director at Starship commented, “We are really delighted to announce that Simon has joined the Starship team, he brings with him a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion in regeneration and place making which will be invaluable to us and our partners.
“This is such an exciting time for everyone involved with Starship and having another high-profile addition to our team underpins our commitment to being one of the most innovative, active and place led developers around. We have lots of exciting news to shout about in the coming weeks and months which we can’t wait to tell you about.”
Image: Simon Humphreys