The homebuilder, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in November, was named “the best of the big guns” at a glittering ceremony, often referred to as the ‘Oscars of the homebuilding industry’, at London’s Grosvenor House hotel on Friday.
Judges said: “The Redrow culture starts at the top, but permeates through every employee, with a commitment to excellence across the disciplines. Redrow is perhaps best known for its work in the north-west, but it is quickly burnishing its reputation in the south, with Redrow London alone having quickly amassed a development portfolio with an estimated GDV of £2bn.”
Having been founded in North Wales as a small civil engineering business by chairman Steve Morgan in 1974, Redrow now builds over 3,500 homes each year on more than 100 sites across England and Wales. The company posted record financial results earlier this year.
Placing Redrow ahead of Barratt in second place, and The Berkeley Group in third, judges added: “Redrow does sleek and modern, as well as its ever popular Heritage Collection. Redrow continues to set the benchmark for bold, refreshing marketing both on and off-line, including the My Redrow digital tool for customers, as well as its TV channel. Redrow also has an industry-leading focus on recruitment and apprenticeships, bringing through the next generation of builders.”
The company also won the silver award for ‘best exterior design’ for its Kingston Riverside, development in London.
Redrow’s Group chief executive John Tutte said: “These awards are always very special and to win best large housebuilder in our 40th anniversary year makes it all the more memorable. We strive to be the very best in all areas of our business. Far from resting on our laurels after four decades, we want to go from strength to strength and be the homebuilder of choice for our customers, provide industry leading training to our employees, and excel in customer service. This award is further proof we’re on the right track.”
Presented by actor and comedian Rob Brydon, the 33rd WhatHouse? Awards was the biggest-ever in its history, with some 1,640 attendees and accolades presented in 20 categories.
For a full list of winners see www.whathouse.com/what-house-awards-2014.
For further details on Redrow’s award-winning homes visit www.redrow.co.uk.
Currently celebrating its 40th year, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, operating across England and Wales, with a strong emphasis on high quality family housing in prime locations. Its Heritage Collection of family homes combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the WhatHouse? Awards 2014, the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year and four consecutive 5* awards in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey. Redrow also collected the award for best marketing initiative at the 2014 Housebuilder Awards and its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence. Web: www.redrow.co.uk.