A leading housebuilder has reported a strong start to 2015 in Yorkshire.
Wayne Gradwell, managing director of Persimmon Homes Yorkshire, welcomed the company’s latest trading update which showed a 17% increase in legal completions across the UK to 13,509 in 2014. That compares with 11,528 in 2013. The average selling price rose by 5% from £180,941 to £190,500 and full year revenues increased by 23% to £2.6bn.
Mr Gradwell said his team was gearing up to deliver even more in 2015 – with proposals including a development of 30 homes at Crosland Road, Huddersfield.
He said: “Our focus is now on continuing to deliver new homes into the communities where they are most needed.
“2014 was extremely busy for us, with our teams selling right up to the end of the year. We’re expecting another strong start to 2015 with many properties already reserved and forward sold. We have new developments launching throughout 2015 and will be working closely with local authorities to ensure planning issues don’t slow the pathway to delivering new communities.”
“2015 looks set to be another busy year for our team as we look forward to opening new developments in Castleford, Penistone, Morley, Lindley, Wakefield, Wilthorpe and Wombell.
“Our focus will be on delivering homes into the communities that desperately need them.”