One of the region’s leading housebuilders has revealed plans to deliver more much-needed homes into Dorset and Hampshire in the coming year and create new jobs.
Matt Paine, managing director of Persimmon Homes South Coast, made the announcement after the business released its trading update for the third quarter of 2018.
“So far, 2018 has been an excellent year for the business in this region, where we also build in Wiltshire. We have opened new developments in Blandford at Fair Mile Rise and in Portchester, at Harbourside View, and have further plans to bring new homes to Weymouth, Eastleigh and Andover.
“The business has created jobs at our head office as well as out on site and there are lots of new opportunities for local suppliers across our region. We remain committed to bringing young people into the business through our apprenticeship and trainee programmes.”
Persimmon is currently delivering new homes in around 370 communities nationwide. The business is already selling homes for completion in 2019 and is focused on building affordable homes for families and first-time buyers.
In a further new initiative, in response to customer feedback, Persimmon is investing in the development of its own ultrafast, full fibre broadband service for its new home customers, which aims to be available on moving day. The new business, called FibreNest, is already providing a fast and reliable broadband service to new customers on 15 sites with plans in place for rollout across every region.
“Alongside delivering new homes, our business is committed to supporting the local community through our charity initiatives,” explained Paine. “Groups we have recently helped include PDSA Portsmouth (Cowplain) Pet Hospital, Margaret Green Animal Rescue, Andover and District Mencap and the Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity.”
To find out about local job opportunities in the region visit www.persimmonhomes.com/jobs