2015 at Llanmoor Homes
From new site openings, to winning prestigious awards and a visit from the Welsh Secretary of State, 2015 was an exciting year for Welsh homebuilder, Llanmoor Homes.
Llanmoor celebrated a winning start to 2015 after being recognised twice in the prestigious LABC Cymru Awards. Not only was their Elms Farm development in Llanharry awarded the LABC Cymru Best Volume Housing development at the Rhondda Cynon Taff Building Excellence Awards, but later on in the month, Dave Hodges, Site Manager at Llanmoor’s Gerddi Pentref development, won Best Site Supervisor at the LABC Cymru Building Excellence Awards for the Bridgend area.
In March, Llanmoor announced that they were experiencing their most successful sales period for seven years with an annual turnover for 2014/15 of more than £20m, a significant increase from the £15m secured in the previous year.
Llanmoor was pleased to welcome Welsh Secretary of State, Stephen Crabb to their Gerddi Pentref development in Coity in April. During his visit, Stephen spoke with Llanmoor Directors Matthew and Tim Grey and took a tour of Llanmoor’s ‘Nash’ home. Stephen spoke about Help to Buy Wales, and the positive impact of the scheme both for housebuilders and for people who would otherwise have found it far more difficult to buy their own home.
Llanmoor also launched a new development, St Ilid’s Meadow in Llanilid, Llanharan in April. St Ilid’s had an extremely successful opening. Since its opening, St Ilid’s Meadow has continued to attract high levels of interest from buyers due to its great location and attractive surroundings. Twenty five homes have been reserved already out of a total of 107 homes planned for the development.
In June Mark Thomas, Site Manager at Llanmoor’s Bethesda Field development in Newport and Dale Dickenson, Site Manager at Padfield Court in Tonyrefail were both recognised for their exceptional work in the NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Awards. Dale also went on to win the Seal of Excellence and Regional awards at a ceremony at Cardiff City Hall in September, making him the first Site Manager to win the Regional Award in their first year of entry.
In October, in response to the growing popularity of L-shaped homes, Llanmoor launched their first ever L-shaped house type, the Ewenny. The Ewenny is now available for reservation at Gerddi Pentref and St Ilid’s Meadow, and there has been a high level of interest in the homes.
Llanmoor released the first homes at their second Newport development – Waterloo Gardens at Mon Bank – in November, and started work on the new phase of Elms Farm, Bryn Meurig, where they expect to have the first releases in Spring 2016. In December Llanmoor announced the launch of the new show homes at Waterloo Gardens, which are due to open on the 9th of January next year.
Looking to the New Year, Llanmoor are now fast approaching completion at both their Bethesda Field and Elms Farm developments with just a few homes left at each. They’re looking forward to attending the NHBC Supreme Awards in London in January where Dale will be one of 10 Site Managers up for the Medium housebuilder award. Llanmoor will also be celebrating their 50th anniversary year in February and remain one of the few privately owned and managed new home developers in Wales. They continue to acquire further land for new developments, including in areas that are new to the company.