Housebuilder plans to create 360 jobs

Avant Homes Central managing director, Stuart Rowlands

Fast-growing housebuilder Avant Homes has launched a regional office in Chesterfield and is anticipating creating up to 360 jobs within the next nine months.

Called Avant Homes Central, the new regional office is located at Holmewood Business Park on Chesterfield Road.

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, the company said.

The regional company is part of Avant Homes, which employs more than 700 people overall and has its group head office in Barlborough, Derbyshire.

For the year ended April 2018, Avant Homes increased its group revenues by 21%to a record £447m.

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.

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.

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.”