Andrew Savege will head up firm’s work with local authorities and housing associations

Wates Residential has raided rival Morgan Sindall to fill its new head of partnerships role.

Andrew Savege, who spent 16 years at the listed contractor and was most recently its director of new partnerships, started at Wates earlier this month.

Andrew Savege

Andrew Savege spent more than 16 years at Morgan Sindall

He has been tasked with growing his new employer’s partnerships business, which it only set up last year.

The business works with local authorities, housing associations, private rented sector investors and senior living operators.

Housing schemes Wates is working on include separate jobs for Havering and Harrow councils which involve building more than 4,000 homes across the boroughs.

It is also working with Barking and Dagenham’s council-owned housing developer Be First to build 386 homes in the borough – having won a place on the developer’s £1bn framework in 2019.

It also has a deal with Notting Hill Genesis in north London to build the first mixed-tenure homes of the next stage of the regeneration of Grahame Park, Barnet’s largest housing estate.

Before Morgan Sindall, Savege worked for PFI specialist Jarvis.