Around 40 new jobs have been created after homebuilder Redrow moved into new offices in Chatham, Kent.
Amid high demand for new homes in the county, the developer has created a new division based at Prince Regent House, Quayside, Chatham. Under the banner of Redrow South East, the 55-strong team at the new office will oversee developments in Kent, with many more employees based on its housing sites, including at St Andrews Park in Halling.
The formation of the new division means Redrow’s former South East division based at Laindon in Essex, which previously oversaw the Kent patch, has been renamed Redrow Eastern and will primarily focus on the housebuilder’s Essex ventures.
Almost two-thirds of the Chatham-based team are new to Redrow, having been recruited to help the award-winning homebuilder achieve its expansion plans, with others transferring from the Laindon office.
Chris Lilley, managing director for Redrow Homes (South East), said: “The housing market in the South East, and Kent in particular, is buoyant and our goal is to satisfy demand by opening more new outlets and expanding our presence in the market place. Moving to the new Chatham office is part of our strategy for growth as it not only means we’re now closer to our existing sites, but we’re ideally placed to identify land with development potential in Medway and throughout Kent.”
Redrow (South East) currently has 10 live developments: Ratio, Slade Green; St Andrews Park, Halling; Highwood Green, Marden; Saxon Woods, Hamstreet; Archer’s Park, Sittingbourne; Somerhill Green, Tonbridge; The Coppice, Maidstone; The Sycamores, Pease Pottage and has just launched Ryarsh Park, West Malling.
The company’s expansion plans include hopes of opening seven new outlets over the next 12 months.
For more information about where the company is building, see www.redrow.co.uk