Housebuilder Honey, which was established last October by former Avant Homes CEO Mark Mitchell, has announced new headquarters in Sheffield city centre and revealed its management team.

Honey has signed a five-year lease on its new 5,000 sq ft Grade A office headquarters on Ecclesall Road. The housebuilder says the offices can accommodate up to 50 people to enable the delivery of its growth plans.

The management team, chief finance officer, Jeremy Gledhill; head of procurement, Richard Hall; head of technical, Martin White; and engineering manager, Graham Dawson arrive from Avant Homes.

Commercial manager, Sarah Clingo, joins from Vistry Group and Howard Mee has been appointed as land and planning consultant.

Honey is backed by private equity firm Alchemy Partners and its Alchemy Special Opportunities Fund IV which has £937m of fully committed capital.

Mark said: “We have assembled a highly experienced team with the capability and ambition to ensure Honey quickly becomes a recognised and respected housebuilding brand in Yorkshire and the Midlands.

“Our investment in new high specification headquarters provides everyone at Honey, and those who will join us in future, with an excellent flexible environment in which to both work and relax.

“We will soon submit plans for our second development and are also in advanced negotiations on a further four sites. This will be a be a big year for the Honey team and we are focused on accelerating our growth trajectory throughout 2023.”

Honey has analysed consumer insights and trends to inform its housetype designs to ensure they meet the needs and wants of today’s new home buyers, including the flexible use of all living spaces.

Standard features in every Honey home include bi fold doors; individually designed fully integrated kitchens; and boutique style bathrooms with a signature free standing bath and full height tiling. All properties will have an electric vehicle charging point.

In addition, the house types will accommodate the Future Homes Standard which requires all new homes being built from 2025 onwards to produce 75-80 per cent less carbon emissions.

Property consultancy Knight Frank advised Honey on leasing its new headquarters.