Leeds-based developer Priestley Homes has announced the appointment of a new head of design.

John Owens Head of Design Priestley Group

John Owens brings more than 27 years’ experience to the role including time working client-side across Asia. In his new role, Owens will head up the regeneration firm’s in-house design team, providing services to its Priestley Construction arm also.

The wider Priestly Group recently purchased and moved into a new site on Elland Road following a £1.2m refurbishment and is targeting expansion having also recently invested in new BIM and specification software.

Nathan Priestley, founder and chief executive officer of the Priestley Group, said: “John’s wealth of experience has truly bolstered our talented in-house design team and will ensure we are able to further enhance our unrivalled, holistic approach to regeneration design and value engineering.”