Hill hires Savills man to lead major acquisition drive

Housebuilder Hill has appointed a well-known name as Head of Strategic Land as it looks to expand into new territories.

Colin Campbell Former Savills Planning Director Colin Campbell (pictured) has taken up the freshly-created role to focus on the medium and longer term development pipeline, as Hill eyes new sites in areas like Southampton, Brighton and Kent.

Campbell brings 27 years’ planning experience to the table, including an eight-year stint at Savills. He also spent more than a decade working for central government and local authorities.

Hill already has a strong presence in London, Cambridge and Oxford, but Campbell will be in charge of sourcing land and new sites to support the target of delivering 2,500 homes each year by 2020.

Andy Hill, Chief Executive at Hill: “After a very successful year that saw a 69% growth in annual profits and 1,500 homes completed, we are now looking to build on this momentum. As part of our five year growth strategy, we aim to increase the number of homes we complete annually to 2,500 and Colin will be a huge asset in fulfilling these plans. He has an excellent eye for future ‘hotspots’ and sites that have Hill’s ambitious ethos in mind, helping us to deliver homes where they are most needed, setting Hill apart from other housebuilders.”

Colin Campbell, Head of Strategic Land at Hill: “I’m excited to join Hill at such a pivotal time. As we grow and expand our presence across southern England, strategic land planning will be crucial. The position is challenging and the competition for land is tough, but it is Hill’s approach to working in partnership with local communities and all stakeholders that sets us apart and provides value to landowners. I am looking forward to finding new growth opportunities across the country, and working with local communities to deliver new neighbourhoods and regeneration.”