For the second consecutive year, Redrow Homes has been named ‘best large housebuilder’ at a national ceremony widely regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of house building.
The homebuilder scooped the Gold title at the glittering What House? Awards ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House hotel on Friday (November 20).
Judges said: “In this category it is important to look behind the numbers; for what is key at the volume end of the market is not just what and how they are building, but what the big developers are doing to promote the need for more homes, putting their names and reputations out there.
“Redrow once again led the field with initiatives throughout its business, backed by quality products, both traditional and contemporary, across England and Wales.
It is strengthening its commitment to sustainability, continues at the forefront of industry training, and is revolutionising its customer service.”
Having been founded in North Wales as a small civil engineering business by chairman Steve Morgan in 1974, Redrow now builds over 4,000 homes each year at more than 100 locations across England and Wales. The company posted record financial results earlier this year with a turnover in excess of £1 billion for the very first time.
Placing Redrow ahead of Berkeley Homes in second place, and Barratt and CALA jointly in third, judges added: “Redrow’s marketing continues to evolve and embrace online technology. Indeed, its Redrow TV channel includes a host of videos, highlighting not just the developments, but the way Redrow staff engage with the communities in which they build, enjoy and deliver.
“As for the financial numbers, they are record-breaking, as the company heads into its fifth decade, pushing boundaries and constantly enterprising.”
The company also won the bronze award for ‘best landscape design’ for its Lucas Green development in Chorley, Lancashire, where a restored and now Grade II listed World War II pillbox and gun mounting has just been unveiled as part of the public open space.
Redrow’s Group chief executive John Tutte said: “It’s fantastic to win the best large housebuilder award once, but extra special to win it for a second year on the run. We’re striving to be the best in an industry with very tough competition.
“Our philosophy is to build the homes our customer really want to live in, deliver exceptional customer service, create communities that will stand the test of time, and ensure our business is a sustainable one. Our aim to be the home builder of choice for our customers is strengthened by independent awards such as this.”
Presented by actor, author and comedian David Walliams, the 34th WhatHouse? Awards ceremony broke its own record as the biggest event in the housebuilding industry, with over 1,700 senior figures from the new homes industry attending the Gala Luncheon in the five-star hotel’s Great Room.
For a full list of winners see http://www.whathouse.com/news/whathouse-awards-2015-the-winners-revealed/12254/
For further details on Redrow’s award-winning homes visit www.redrow.co.uk
Established more than 40 years, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, with a £1billion turnover and building more than 4,000 homes in 2014/15 financial year.
Operating across England and Wales, there is a strong emphasis on providing high quality homes in prime locations and its housing ranges feature designs to suit all lifestyles:
• The Heritage Collection combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors.
• The classically styled Regent Collection features Georgian inspired street scenes and architecture.
• Redrow has also launched a new brand of contemporary homes in Abode, which boast open plan layouts with streamlined kitchen, dining and lounge areas, high specification wet rooms and outdoor living space.
Redrow also creates exclusive bespoke developments in both rural and urban locations. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the What House? Awards 2015 and 2014, Best House Design at the Sunday Times British Home Awards 2015, the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year and five consecutive 5* awards in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey. Its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence. Web: www.redrow.co.uk.