About Us

Established in the 1920s and responsible for many of the region’s most prestigious addresses, the Cussins marque has become synonymous with quality. The vision has remained the same since the outset; to create superbly designed and built homes in exceptional locations. Cussins developments range from luxury city apartments, to charming rural developments and sensitive listed building conversions. Although the portfolio is diverse, all Cussins homes are individually designed to suit their location and meticulously planned to ensure they complement their surroundings and meet the needs of modern homeowners. The attention to detail and commitment to quality is equally as evident whether you’re purchasing a one bed starter home or an executive five bedroom family home. Cussins’ renowned build quality has been established over a period of 90 years and is the result of both careful selection of building materials and an in-house team of skilled craftsmen established over many decades. Still managed by the same family four generations after the first Cussins home was built, Cussins is passionate about creating meticulously planned bespoke developments and committed to ensuring that the long established marque continues to represent the pinnacle of housebuilding excellence.

Our Management Team

Peter Cussins - Executive Chairman

Formerly founder and chairman of Cussins Property Group Plc which was formed in 1972 and obtained a full listing on the Stock Exchange in 1981 when Peter was 32 years old.

In 1982 he was awarded the coveted North East Business Executive of the Year Award.

Jabin Cussins - Chief Executive

Jabin started his career as a land buyer for a national developer in London. On returning North to expand the business, he assumed responsibility for acquisitions, planning and marketing.

Jabin is involved in all stages of a projects life-cycle from the preparation of initial design concepts through to final completion on site.

Richard Lowry - Finance Director

Richard joined Cussins in May 2015 following a successful career for a number of high profile businesses including Banks Group, Warmseal and Ward Hadaway.

David Brocklehurst - Planning Director

David joined Cussins as Planning Director having previously worked for Law Firm Ward Hadaway and as a Director at property consultancy GVA in Newcastle. David is responsible for the identification of new land opportunities and overseeing all aspects of the planning process in delivering new developments

Julia Burnett - Sales Director

Heading up the sales department, Julia’s background is in residential sales, advertising and marketing.

Julia joined Cussins in January 2015 following a successful career for a number of high profile businesses including Sanderson Young and Newcastle Chronicle & Journal.

Andrew Finnigan - Operations Director

Andrew recently joined the business in November 2020 following a 20 year career at a nationwide building firm. Andrew has involvement with all aspects of the business, from overseeing the Commercial and Construction functions to assisting in land acquisition.

Steve Willcock - Land Director

Steve joined the team in July 2019 having spent over 17 years in the short-term and strategic land functions of a Plc housebuilder. Steve is a Chartered Town Planner with responsibility for identifying and sourcing new land for the business whilst having involvement in the planning and legal process.

Paul Ritchie - Construction Manager

Paul’s career in the industry commenced in the early 1990s as an apprentice joiner with Cussins. He held a site management position with a national housebuilder for 12 years winning 15 NHBC Pride in the Job awards. Paul re-joined Cussins in April 2021 following 4 years in a senior management position with a national housebuilder – making up a total of 30 years experience within the industry.