A Lancashire based housing business is on target to more than double the number of homes it builds this year.
Based at Buckshaw Village, Chorley, Anwyl Homes Lancashire is set to complete nearly 200 new homes in the financial year to September 30, 2021, compared to 90 last year.
“Hugely in our favour is the fact that we have already secured the land and planning consent to deliver our 2021 targets – and beyond,” says managing director John Grime.
“And, while last year’s figures were impacted by the Covid pandemic and having to employ social distancing measures on site, we’ve since been experiencing pent-up demand from people wanting to move and both interest and sales have been strong.
“Across the region we have a healthy forward order book and, in recent months, have commenced work at several new developments, including Lawrence Gardens, in Barton, Priory Gardens, in Burscough, and Winnington Place, in Winnington, Cheshire.”
The regional business is now active at eight locations in Lancashire, Merseyside and Cheshire.
Most recently it’s launched off-plan sales at Priory Gardens, in Burscough, West Lancashire, where eventually there will be 267 new homes. And the first of 72 new homes being sold at Lawrence Gardens, in Barton – conveniently located between Preston and Garstang – will be ready to move into in spring 2021.
Meanwhile, demolition of old industrial units and preparation of roads and sewers are well advanced at Winnington Place, near Northwich, where construction will start early 2021 on the first of approximately 250 planned new homes.
Ongoing developments can be found in Fulwood and Longridge, in Lancashire, and St Helens, Liverpool and Prescot in Merseyside. Carr’s Rise in Prescot was Anwyl Homes Lancashire’s first development, launched in 2018, and the last of the 119 properties was recently sold.
“Our target of almost 200 homes this year is very achievable and we have a sustainable growth strategy in place to deliver around 400 homes per annum by 2023. We’ve also doubled our workforce in the last 12 months to accommodate the growth.”
Part of North Wales headquartered Anwyl Homes, the Lancashire business played a key role in Anwyl being named Housebuilder of the Year at the 2020 NW Insider Residential Property Awards. Anwyl was also named in the latest Sunday Times PcW Top Track 250 league table, which ranks Britain’s leading mid-market private companies with the biggest sales. Both achievements came in the year the company celebrated its 90th anniversary.