Tom Wright, managing director of Persimmon Homes South East, made the announcement following last week’s release of the business’s trading update for the third quarter of 2018.
“So far, 2018 has been an excellent year for the business in this region,” said Tom. “We have opened new developments and phases at Newington, Chatham and Deal and have further plans to bring new homes to Gravesend, Rainham and Headcorn in the coming months. “The business has created jobs at our head office in Maidstone as well as out on site, and there are lots of new opportunities for local suppliers across our region. We remain committed to bringing young people into the business through our apprenticeship and trainee programmes, and currently have one apprentice and five trainees.”
Persimmon Homes South East will have built around 600 new homes by the end of the year and is already selling homes for completion in 2019 with a focus on building affordable homes for families and first-time buyers.
In a new initiative, in response to customer feedback, Persimmon is investing in the development of its own ultrafast, full fibre broadband service for new home customers, which aims to be available on moving day. The new business, called FibreNest, is already providing a fast and reliable broadband service at the Orchard Grove development in Coxheath with plans in place for rollout across every region.
“Alongside delivering new homes, our business is committed to supporting the local community through our charity initiatives,” explained Tom. “Groups we have recently helped include Wingham School PTA, Chalkdown Riding for the Disabled and Eastbourne Sea Cadets.”