BUILD­ING FIRM POS­I­TIVE

Grow­ing suc­cess for Peter­bor­ough-based Per­sim­mon Homes East Mid­lands

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Telegraph - By RAchel Pish­horn rachel.pish­horn@jpress.co.uk Twit­ter: @Mer­cury_Rachel

The de­mand for new homes in the re­gion con­tin­ued in the first half of 2016, ac­cord­ing to the UK’s Peter­bor­ough-based lead­ing new homes builder. Per­sim­mon Homes East Mid­lands, which­build­shomes across the re­gion, an­nounced its half-year re­sults this week. Le­gal com­ple­tions were up six per cent com­pared to the samepe­ri­odin2015with7,238 homes com­pleted be­tween Jan­uary 1 and June 30, 2016.

Si­mon McDon­ald, deputy man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of t he bu si n e s s , wh ic h is head­quar­tered in Peter­bor­ough, said: “Cus­tomer­in­ter­esti­nournew homes re­mains high, de­spite t he i ncreased eco­nomic un c e r t a i nty wh ic h th e re­sult of the EU Ref­er­en­dum cre­ated. In the re­gion, visi­tor num­ber­stoour­de­vel­op­ments has in­creased by around 20 per cent year on year.

“The av­er­age sell­ing price of homes in­creased by six per cent to £206,000, how­ever af­ford­abil­ity re­mains key and ex­cel­lent mort­gages are avail­able in­clud­ing Help to Buy en­abling many first time buy­ers to get onto the hous­ing lad­der.

“As a team we re­main com­mit­ted­tode­liv­er­ing­much needed new homes to our lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties, with new de­vel­op­ments build un­der the names of Per­sim­mon and Charles Church.

“Weare­cur­rently­build­ing in Fen­stan­ton, Peter­bor­ough, Sleaford, Help­ston, Yax­leyand Nar­bor­ough.”

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