Gareth Davis recruited as land director at Adlington Retirement Living

Gareth Davis

Adlington Retirement Living has appointed Gareth Davis as land director, as part of a move to expand southwards.

Davis has more than 22 years’ experience in the development sector, 11 of which were spent specialising in retirement housing with Churchill Retirement Living and McCarthy Stone.

He will be responsible for reviewing new sites, opportunities and appraising their potential and will report to Josh Kite, land and planning director.

‘I am tasked with sourcing land parcels of 1-4 acres in the South and South East, leading me from Bristol, through Oxfordshire and Berkshire all the way over to Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire,’ Davis said.

The appointment is part of a move to scale up the land team. Since 2009, the business has launched 14 independent retirement communities across the North West, Yorkshire, Wales and the Midlands. Having already grown to three sites every year, the family-owned and run business is looking to achieve six annually.

Dr Ed Gladman, Adlington Retirement Living managing director, said: ‘We’re growing our team as part of our commitment to make that happen. In the past five years we have grown from 45 employees to a team of more than 120, including our in-house land team, planners, architects, designers, construction team, and sales and marketing colleagues.’

Adlington designs, builds and operates independent retirement communities.

Davis added the group was pushing retirement living in the direction it needed to go in. ‘Unlike the more traditional models, it’s moving towards the likes of America and Australasia where they have been doing much better retirement products than we have in the UK,’ he said.