Seddon pushes into social housing

The Bolton-based company said it won £31m of new work with registered providers in the first half of the year, largely under the stewardship of new regional divisional director Duncan Williams.

Williams joined from Bullock Construction to head the social housing division. His plans include growing the company’s presence in North Wales. Williams said: “Not only have we secured £31m of social housing contracts this year, we have also have won positions with all the major frameworks, which will allow us to continue our long-term growth strategy.

“Whilst we are now proving to be consistent in our tendering activity, our land-led development opportunities go from strength to strength and we have also seen an increase in joint venture partnerships on mixed tenure and private sales schemes.

“As we look to push our boundaries into Wales, we will bring with us heritage and a commitment to deliver employment opportunities in the communities we work in.”

Seddon won work this year with Equity Housing Group, Bolton at Home, Wigan & Leigh Housing, Liverpool Mutual Homes, Halton Housing Trust, Knowsley Housing Trust, Salix Homes.

Seddon offers apprentices on its social housing contracts three-and-a-half years of training compared to two years provided by some other firms. Seddon claims 95% of apprentices stay with Seddon following their training.

Jonathan Seddon, managing director of Seddon, said: “Duncan’s appointment shows our commitment to delivering high-quality developments for our social housing clients.”

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