The managing director of one of the region’s leading housebuilders has congratulated his team as the company announces an outstanding performance for 2017. Matt Paine, MD of Persimmon Homes South Coast, says that the regional staff helped to deliver 643 new homes across Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and West Sussex in 2017, a significant contribution to the company’s national total of 16,043 legal completions.
“The last 12 months have been excellent for the business,” said Paine. “The results are a total team effort and we were delighted to deliver hundreds of vital new homes across the region.
“New developments were opened at Alton and Purbrook while a new phase was launched at Riverbourne Fields, in Tidworth. We are set to be even busier with new sites planned to launch in Blandford St Mary, Fair Oak, Portchester and Weymouth with new phases to be launched at Picket Twenty.
“None of this would be possible without our professional and dedicated team and, as we aim to grow the business further in 2018, we look forward to welcoming more people into the company.
“New housing helps to regenerate communities, upgrade services and boost employment. The Home Builders’ Federation estimates 4.3 jobs are created for every new home built*, both directly in the construction industry and through the supply chain, so that adds up to a fantastic 2,764 additional roles contributing to our regional economy.
“We are also very proud of the investments we have made in the region, benefiting local people and their neighbourhoods.
“Our Healthy Communities scheme saw £6,000 donated to local clubs and individuals providing sporting activities for young people; while the Community Champions fund has awarded grants totalling £23,179 to charities and organisations helping to improve the lives of local people.”
As part of the planning approval process, housebuilding contributes significantly to the local community providing affordable housing, infrastructure projects, education, financial contributions and services, whilst providing much-needed new homes.
Paine added: “In 2017, our contributions helped to create healthy, sustainable communities in our region and included the start of work on a new primary school in St Peter’s Place, Salisbury.”