Couple who met working for Redrow retire to a Redrow home

After a lifetime of building and selling homes, Julie and Billy Holland couldn’t think of anywhere better to retire to than a Redrow apartment in Lytham.

Julie recently retired from her role as an area sales manager for Redrow Homes (Lancashire); while husband Billy, who has worked as a contractor for the developer for 25 years, has sold his groundworks business.

The couple, who have been together for 13 years, met when they were both working on a Redrow site in Blackburn – Julie selling the homes and Billy helping to build them.

The pair recently married and are now looking forward to a long and happy retirement together in a penthouse apartment at Redrow’s Lytham Quays development.

“We have a place in Spain and also plan to do a lot of travelling now that we’ve both retired and have the time. With that in mind we wanted somewhere we could lock up and leave without having to worry about maintenance or security,” Julie explains.

“We’d always liked the idea of living in Lytham so buying a penthouse apartment here was the ideal solution.”

They have bought their new penthouse apartment off plan and are looking forward to customising its internal finish before they move in early next year.

Julie adds: “It will be my third Redrow home and as far as I’m concerned Redrow are the best developer by far. I love the design of their homes and the specification is excellent.”

Julie’s first two Redrow homes were in the Fulwood area of Preston, where she not only lived, but also worked selling properties. She remains friends with some of her former neighbours who she sold houses to.

Redrow’s Lytham Quays development offers buyers plenty of choice. Two-bedroom penthouse apartments, similar to Julie and Billy’s, are available from £400,000. There are also two-bedroom apartments from £200,000 and traditional three and four-bedroom New Heritage Collection homes priced from £189,995.

For those who want somewhere more palatial there are five-bedroom luxury villas available from £1.24 million.

To find out more, visit the sales office and show home at Lytham Quays, open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5.30pm. Alternatively, call 01253 274161 or see


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 New Heritage Collection of family homes combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors. Established more than 35 years, the company has won numerous awards over the years. Redrow received a 5* Award in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey in 2011, 2012 and 2013; collected the Silver award in the Large Housebuilder category of the 2012 What House? awards; and its ‘Share a little bit of joy’ campaign was named best marketing initiative at the 2012 Housebuilder Awards.  Web: