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Steve Morgan, aged 21, forms a civil engineering company called Redrow, the name originating from a combination of his address Redwood Drive and former address Harrow Drive.
Redrow's early contracts were mainly sewers, roads and civil engineering schemes.
Redrow's first building contract – Northern Dairies Colwyn Bay.
Redrow wins its largest contract to date, which later becomes a £1 million contract contributing to the company's turnover quadrupling and profits significantly increasing in the years to follow.
Redrow's first purpose built office and workshop.
Typical contracts carried out by Redrow.
Redrow's first major housing development in Denbigh.
Redrow continues it's contracting – Welfield Centre, Bangor.
Redrow establishes its first regional office in the Midlands.
Ashford, Kent – Redrow's first showhome in the South East.
Redrow's first major acquisition – Whelmar Homes, almost doubling the size of the business.
With the housing bubble about to burst, Redrow makes a timely exit from the South East in 1988 and invests its resources in other areas, including the South West and South Wales.
New showhomes open at Redrow’s flagship St. David's Park development in North East Wales.
On 30th March, Redrow relocates its UK headquarters to the purpose built St. David's Park.
Regional expansion. Redrow South West established in 1988. Redrow Yorkshire and South Wales established 1991.
Redrow decides to attack the depressed housing market by redesigning its product. The Heritage range was launched in January 1993.
Redrow re-enters the South East market with the acquisition of Costain Homes.
The Harwood Homes range is introduced to appeal to an alternative market to existing Heritage customers.
Redrow floats on the Stock Market and becomes a public limited company on 17th May.
Redrow Homes Scotland division established.
Redrow is lead developer in creating Dickens Heath near Solihull, which later becomes the most significant and prestigious new residential settlement development in the West Midlands.
Redrow re-launches its Heritage range with a core focus on 1930's architecture, which helps the company win the 1997 Housebuilder of the Year award, the only major award voted for by customers.
New Heritage Range is rolled out. Once again, Redrow is house builder of the year.
A growing reputation for a quality product and house builder of the year, third year running.
Having successfully helped the business to achieve national acclaim for its product design and build quality, Steve Morgan left the company in November 2000 to pursue other interests. Redrow "In the City" is launched at Millennium Wharf, London Dockland.
Redrow acquires Tay Homes.
Encouraged by government policy, Redrow increases density across its sites.
Heritage Range phased out. Signature range launched.
Redrow attempts to solve affordability issues for the first time buyers with the launch of the debut range starting around £60,000.
Redrow welcomes its 50,000th customer.
Redrow Regeneration completes the first phase of its award-winning Barking Town Square in partnership with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. It includes over 500 apartments, a Life Long Learning Centre and 40,000 sq ft of commercial space.
Banking crisis shakes the world economy. Redrow declares a £194 million loss. The workforce is halved and 5 regional offices closed.
Redrow declares a further loss of £141 million. Steve Morgan returns to the business as Executive Chairman and immediately reopens Yorkshire, North West and South Midland Regions.
Redrow returns to its roots. The New Heritage Collection is launched. Redrow TV is introduced. A first in the UK housing industry.
Redrow sells Scottish business and establishes a London division. Redrow named best large housebuilder at the WhatHouse awards.
The New Heritage collection is firmly established as the primary brand which equates to 67% of completions.
Redrow re-establishes its Southern Counties Division and launches its Country Homes Range at Stretton Green, Cheshire.
Redrow wins numerous awards in recognition of the quality of its product.
Redrow London's first significant contribution with the completion from its first major developments – Kingston Riverside and One Commercial Street.
Redrow's new contemporary brand, Abode, is launched with the first showhome opened in Buckley.
Redrow celebrates its 40th anniversary.