Bellway p.l.c. is one of the country’s top housebuilding companies and in the 2011/2012 financial year sold 5,226 homes. With its headquarters in the North East of England, the Group operates extensively throughout the UK, excluding Northern Ireland.
We provide a wide range of house types including one, two and three bedroom apartments; terraced homes; three storey homes; semi-detached homes; and three, four and five-bedroom detached homes. During the 2011/12 financial year we have supported 133 purchasers buy a new home using the Government backed mortgage guarantee scheme – NewBuy.
The Group's developments vary in scale – typically from fewer than 20 homes up to 250, and in 2011/12 69 % of our homes were constructed on brownfield land.
Our broad product portfolio and geographic spread ensures that we avoid over-dependence in any one area of the market. Our total land holding is comprised of owned and controlled plots and, as at 31st July 2012, our total land bank totalled 31,026 plots.
The Group employs around 1,500 people and indirectly employs many more via sub-contract arrangements. Our development activities make a very real economic contribution in the many locations around the country where we operate. Our homes are designed, built and marketed by local teams operating from regional divisions managed and staffed by local people. This allows the Company to stay close to its customers and take key decisions about design, construction, materials, planning and marketing in response to local rather than national demands.