01 Feb 2024

Kier is delighted to confirm that David Bridges is returning to Kier as a managing director within its Kier Property business. David re-joins on 4 March 2024, and will head up its Residential Regeneration business and drive forward its growth ambitions.  

David originally joined Kier in 2020, where he was CEO of Kier Living, and played a key role in the business’s sale to Terra Firma in June 2021. 

David has extensive experience within the residential regeneration market, having previously held senior roles at McCarthy Stone, Linden Homes and SEGRO, as well as his most recent role as Chief Investment Officer of Homes England. David has also served as a board member at Wates Construction, Keepmoat and Taylor Wimpey UK. 

“I am delighted to welcome David back during this exciting time in Kier Property’s growth. David brings a wealth of experience in residential and commercial property and will play an integral role in leading our talented residential regeneration team and help drive our growth strategies through our existing Joint Ventures in the public and private sectors.

“In David’s new role, he will sit on our Property Board and take overall responsibility for the delivery of all our residential projects. I am looking forward to seeing the impact David will once again have at Kier.”

Leigh Thomas, group managing director Kier Property

"It’s fantastic to be re-joining Kier. I know first-hand what a great company this is, with a people and culture which drives to make a difference. Coupled with my passion to help regenerate towns and cities, I knew this would be a brilliant opportunity. 

“Given the strategic focus of the business, I am confident that learnings from my time at Homes England will really help to deliver on the ambitious growth plans of Kier Property in the residential and regeneration sectors. I look forward to getting started in March."

David Bridges, managing director Kier Property

Kier Property has a £1.5bn GDV pipeline, which includes 4,500 residential units (incl. 1,000 affordable). The business is currently working in joint venture with Watford Borough Council, Liverpool City Council, Mole Valley District Council, Countryside, Investec, Network Rail and Test Valley Borough Council.