Willmott Dixon sets target of 1000 new homes for sale a year

Published:  09 November, 2011

LETCHWORTH: Willmott Dixon is boosting the number of private homes it builds following government funding cuts on social housing projects.

The company aims to raise the number of private units it builds for developers to around 1000 a year.

It also is developing plans to ramp up its in-house developer Willmott Dixon Homes.

As part of its plans to become

a developer and builder for firms like Taylor Wimpey and Bellway, it has recruited a new housing for sale sector manager, Keith Harley.

Harley will deliver the strategy to build over 1000 homes a year for private developers and its in-house development business.

Willmott Dixon currently builds over 1500 homes a year, mainly for Registered Providers, but it recently started jobs several jobs for for Taylor Wimpey and St George.

Willmott Dixon Capital Works chief executive John Frankiewicz said: "We are already one of the UK's largest housing contractors by volume, with the majority being social housing or mixed-tenure projects for RPs.

"With our private house building experience, combined with the return of major residential developments in the South East, Keith gives us a highly experienced resource to ensure we bring the Willmott Dixon approach to this emerging market."

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