Redrow named Housebuilder of the Year at WhatHouse? awards
19 November 2018: Redrow, won the prestigious accolade of Housebuilder of the Year at the WhatHouse? Awards 2018 on Friday, in recognition of the company’s achievements over the last year, including selling its 100,000th home.
We also picked up Gold in the Best Large Housebuilder category, for companies completing 1,000 or more homes a year, and our flagship 2,900-home development in north London, Colindale Gardens, was awarded bronze in the Best Public Realm category.
WhatHouse? commended us for building almost 6,000 homes in 2018, as well as reporting record revenues of £1.92bn and record pre-tax profits of £380m, an increase of 21% on 2017. The judges recognised us for our contribution to important industry issues such as apprenticeships, sustainability and for having a strong voice on key housing issues. They also noted the exceptional variety of homes the company builds: “[It does] traditional, doffing hard hats to the vernacular and period-style family homes; it does bold and modern; it does garden villages; and – in the case of Colindale Gardens in north-west London – it does brand new urban settlements.”
This success comes just weeks after we were named Housebuilder of the Year at the 2018 Building Awards and picked up eight awards at the 2018 UK Property Awards.
Steve Morgan CBE, Founder and Chairman at Redrow, said: “It’s fantastic that Redrow has been recognised as both Housebuilder of the Year and Best Large Housebuilder at the WhatHouse? Awards, which are among the most prestigious and coveted accolades within our industry. I was delighted to be able to collect the award on behalf of the Redrow team as our achievements are a total team effort.
“This recognition is even more special given we recently completed our 100,000th home, which is something I never would’ve imagined achieving when I founded Redrow 44 years ago.”
Described as the ‘Oscars’ of the housebuilding industry, and now in their 37th year, the awards were hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall, sports presenter Gabby Logan and former England Rugby captain Lawrence Dallaglio in front of more than 1,600 people at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane in London.