29th January 2019
Redrow Homes has been named Housebuilder of the Year for the third time in as many months.
This time the accolade comes from business magazine and website NW Insider and, in particular, reflects the achievements of our divisions operating across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire.
It follows national housebuilder of the year titles from both What House and Building magazine in November last year.
Announcing our latest win at Insider Media’s fourth annual North West Residential Property Awards, judges said: “Redrow’s entry reflected a wide array of sites across the region. The judges commended our admirable track record in community engagement and partnership working and called out the [Woodford] Garden Village scheme as a particular highlight.”
In addition to picking up the top housebuilder trophy, we were a finalist in the large housing development category for our transformation of the old Woodford Aerodrome site near Stockport into a 950-home garden village that will also include shops, a primary school and 19 separate areas of public space, parks or play.
Warren Thompson, our regional chief executive for the North of England, said: “This is a great accolade for Redrow in general, but especially for our NW and Lancashire divisions whose developments have played a major part in winning the title. It seems particularly fitting in a year when we achieved our 100,000th legal completion as a business and that milestone was reached at our Regent’s Grange development in Chester.”
“For the financial year ended June 2018 Redrow reported record revenues of £1.92 billion and completed more than 5,900 premium homes in England and Wales – almost a fifth of which were built in the North West of England, which has been our ‘heartland’ since the business was founded in 1974.”
When our founder and chairman Steve Morgan handed over the company’s 100,000th home to Chester couple Tom and Claire Culshaw in October last year, he highlighted that during our 44-year history the business had provided homes for around 300,000 people, the equivalent to cities such as Nottingham and Newcastle. It had also delivered:
• £2.7 billion into community infrastructure including schools, affordable housing, green spaces and a variety of community amenities.
• Over 2,300 hectares of publicly-accessible open space, the equivalent of 40 Hyde Parks.
• More than 36,000 direct jobs, while a further 200,000 people have been employed indirectly through its supply chain.
• Over 2,000 trainees, approximately half of them apprentices.
Two of our 14 operating divisions cover the north west of England, Redrow Homes (NW), based in Daresbury, Cheshire, and Redrow Homes (Lancashire), at Buckshaw Village, Lancashire. There are currently around 30 live developments across Merseyside, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Lancashire, between them offering premium quality homes from the Arts & Crafts inspired Heritage Collection and the Georgian inspired Regent Collection. The choice ranges from two-bedroom mews style properties to large five-bedroom detached ‘country manor’ style executive homes; and prices across the region range from below £200,000 to circa £1 million.