Hampshire's Bargate Homes has announced the appointment of a new Construction Director.

Mick Hanson has been promoted to the role after Andy Kirkpatrick retired on May 31.

Hanson, who has accumulated almost five years at Bargate Homes and over 35 years of industry experience, is replacing Kirkpatrick after his nine years at the company.

Within his tenure at Bargate Homes, Hanson has spearheaded an array of innovative programmes.

One of these is an inventive platform named the 'Bargate Build Platform'. Mick's creation, this mechanism integrates project delivery with sales or build tracking.

Furthermore, he's fervently championed the company's participation in the Women in Construction programme, where women secure placements in construction-oriented roles.

Bargate Homes, established in 2006, specialises in distinctive housing development across Hampshire, Dorset, and West Sussex.

The firm forecasts the construction of more than 300 homes during the 2024/5 financial year. This will be achieved across six active developments, complemented by a pipeline of prospective sites.

The future projects collectively could contribute over 2,500 new homes.

Heritage Place, one of Bargate's most recent commencement, has already welcomed over 100 families.

The £97m project is delivering 322 energy-efficient homes as part of the extensive North Stoneham Park development.

Heritage Place denotes the final phase of this project that will ultimately offer 1,000 homes.

Bargate’s 34-acre, £128m Rivercross scheme in Warsash presents three show homes displaying various house designs.

Aiming to deliver 352 eco-construction houses, the development is situated at the River Hamble's estuary, less than a mile from the renowned Warsash Maritime Academy.

In the commuter-friendly Hedge End town, a few homes remain on the market at the £32m Hamblewood development. The site features an assortment of Bargate's 123 family-friendly houses and apartments that are move-in ready.

Additionally, in 2023, the doors of the fully sold-out £18.2m St Thomas' Mead development opened, highlighting Bargate’s capability in highly sought after locations, such as Old Bedhampton.

Bargate Homes is a fully owned subsidiary of VIVID, the foremost provider of affordable housing in Hampshire.

Mick Hanson, construction director of Bargate Homes, said: "I am delighted to have been promoted to Construction Director, and carrying on the work of Andy Kirkpatrick who has made such a significant impact at Bargate, and will be greatly missed by all the team.

"As we embark on a period of ambitious growth, my biggest focus will be to further drive the company’s reputation for producing quality houses and apartments and providing exceptional customer service."