Regional housebuilder Persimmon lays out plans to deliver more homes to the local community

By Jamie Hill - 13 November 2018

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One of the region’s leading housebuilders has revealed plans to deliver more much needed homes into Wiltshire and Oxfordshire in the coming year and create new jobs.

Richard Briggs, managing director of Persimmon Homes Wessex made the announcement as 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,” said Richard. We have opened new developments in Grove, Shrivenham and Highworth and have further plans to bring   new homes phases in the coming months.

“The business has created jobs at our head office in Malmesbury as well as out on site and there are lots of new opportunities for local suppliers across our region. Recent appointments have included a commercial director, sales, and apprentice carpenters 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 our 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 Richard. “Groups we have recently helped include Joel’s Heroes, Culham Show, Abingdon Youth FC and Swindon & District Samaritans.”

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