More than 80 jobs created on Tamworth development site

Thursday, 21st June 2018

A HOUSEBUILDER has created over 80 jobs at its latest development site in Tamworth.

Redrow Homes Midlands employs the workers and sub-contractors at its Amington Village development, in Tamworth.

Now entering its third phase, Amington Village is Redrow Homes Midlands’ largest development in the Midlands, offering 1,100 new homes once complete.

While the 60 hectare acre site is currently running to programme, delivering such a large development hasn’t come without its complexities.

Ian Larkins, Project Manager at Amington Village, said: “Amington Village is an exceptionally large site – while a standard development will typically have around 100 or so homes, Amington Village has 1,100.

“Operating on such a large scale has presented a few hurdles for us along the way. Usually, we build the site roads and the show homes first, then continue with the rest of the development. Amington Village is split into three phases, so we faced a big challenge as we have had to build multiple show homes to open at various times as we move though the build on the development, while still maintaining the production of plots to sell.

“The skills shortage in the industry means that we aren’t able to double or triple our workforce to maintain production rates, which can slow down a site as large as Amington Village, so we have to be forward-thinking with suppliers and sub-contractors to prevent any slippage.

Pauline Turnbull, Sales Director for Redrow Homes Midlands, added: “Amington Village is a hugely popular development, and we are delighted to see the new phase now under construction.

“We are incredibly proud to have created a number of jobs as part of the development, and are continuously committed to recruiting skilled workers and boosting the local community. While operating such a large site has come with its complexities, the team has done a brilliant job of overcoming these.

“We’re encouraging home buyers to register their details now to avoid missing out.”

Offering two, three, four and five bedroom homes, Amington Village is the ideal location for families.

This article was supplied to Tamworth Informed by Redrow Homes.