Called Avant Homes Central, its development operations will cover South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, North Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. The business is off to a flying start with its 172 home Klyppr Village development already underway in Clipstone, Nottinghamshire, and work at its 75 home De Rhodes Point development in Woodthorpe, near Chesterfield, starting in August
Avant Homes Central has also agreed terms on an additional four sites which should be in production by the end of next April and will see a further 700 homes built, subject to planning. The combined gross development value of all six locations is £180m and this will drive the job creation figure.
This is Avant's fifth regional office complementing its existing operations located in Stirling, Scotland; Sunderland, north east England; Wakefield, Yorkshire and Nottingham in the Midlands.
The office has been launched as part of the housebuilder’s strategic growth plan which has the overall objective of the group doubling output to 4,000 homes a year and becoming a £1bn turnover business by 2023.
The Avant Homes Central team is led by managing director, Stuart Rowlands, who was previously Avant Homes’ group development director, and the business is currently recruiting at all levels for sales, construction, land, technical and commercial roles.
Commenting on the launch, Avant Homes chief executive, Colin Lewis, said: “Avant Homes Central is an important strategic expansion for our business, allowing us to provide our highly popular, design-led homes to even more people.
“Stuart has assembled an excellent team and we are looking forward to welcoming new colleagues to Avant Homes Central as the company grows. We have high expectations for the business, and every confidence that Stuart and his team will make Avant Homes Central a resounding success.”
Avant Homes Central managing director, Stuart Rowlands, added: “Derbyshire and its surrounding areas have always been an area of high demand for our homes, and this expansion will allow us to further grow our geographical reach.
“With our first development already underway, and others in planning, we are building upon the positive momentum generated by our successful launch and are looking to play a significant role in Avant Homes’ continued success story.”