Quintain has today announced the appointment of Norman Higgins as its new Head of Construction for Ireland. Norman joins from his previous role running Sisk Living, the award-winning housing division of leading Irish building contractor John Sisk & Son. Norman brings over 25 years of successful construction delivery experience in the residential sector to Quintain.
Norman is a fellow of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and a past chair of the SCSI’s Residential Working Group, overseeing the publication of the influential ‘Real Cost of New Housing Delivery’ report in 2016 . He is also a national member of the executive board of the Irish Housebuilders Association.
Commenting on the appointment, Michael Hynes, Joint Managing Partner of Quintain Ireland, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Norman at a time when we are busy preparing planning applications for several of our schemes, and returning to construction following the end of the Government construction lockdown. Quintain’s commitment is to create attractive and sustainable communities delivering the right mix of housing alongside high-quality amenities, and Norman’s extensive experience will be hugely valuable.”
Norman Higgins added: “Quintain have an ambitious development pipeline on prime sites including Adamstown, Clonburris, Portmarnock, and Cherrywood. I’m looking forward to being involved in these projects as Quintain scales up the roll out of its residential developments.”
Quintain launched in Ireland in November 2019 with plans to develop 9,000 new homes and 600,000 sq.ft. of commercial space in the Greater Dublin area. The company’s existing land portfolio covers 460 acres of prime assets in Ireland at Adamstown, Clonburris, Portmarnock, and Cherrywood, and when developed will make Quintain the third largest residential developer in the country.
Quintain Ireland’s parent company Quintain Limited is a vertically integrated developer, operator and owner of residential and mixed-use assets; best known for the ongoing transformation of Wembley Park in north London.
Pictures above: Eddie Byrne, Michael Hynes & Norman Higgins.