Leeds property news: Persimmon reveals seven per cent increase in house building

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The managing director of the region’s leading house builder says that he is delighted with his team’s performance in the first 15 weeks of the year, as the company announces a seven per cent increase in legal completions compared to 2014.

Wayne Gradwell, managing director for Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire spoke as he attended the company’s Annual General Meeting, held today in York.

“The spring selling season continues to outperform last year and in total the business already has 7,375 new homes sold forward into the private sale market nationally for 2015,” said Mr Gradwell.

Persimmon Homes’ average UK selling price is c. £207,900, which is four per cent higher than last year. The region has already launched several new developments so far this year including Magnolia Gardens in Castleford, Meadowbrook Gardens in Ossett and Regency Gardens in Rotherham and is set to start building in Morley, Wombwell and Wakefield.