Lovell Homes has been in business for 50 years, building new developments which include townhouses and apartments to family homes across England, Scotland, and Wales.
We take a look at the company to see how it operates and what makes it tick.
Let’s find out the facts!
Background to Lovell Homes
Lovell Homes is a property developer and partnership housing expert, working with local councils, housing associations, the Ministry of Defence, and other partners nationally. The company employs 996 people and builds brand new homes and assisted living accommodation for vulnerable people as well as acquiring and developing land and conducting contracting and refurbishing work.
It’s structured into eight local regions with a central support team. There’s also a significant projects division that works on large-scale projects and regeneration developments nationally.
Lovell Homes build new houses for sale and for rent on new developments, sourcing land and investing in local communities, and has built 1,200 affordable properties in the last year, with 70% of these being delivered in partnership schemes. Lovell creates new-build properties ranging from contemporary apartments to suit a first-time buyer to a 4 bedroom house catering to a growing family.
As well as building homes, Lovell aims to offer help and advice about buying their homes to help you get on the property ladder. If you’re a potential buyer, you can get assistance with government-backed help such as the Help to Buy equity loan, mortgage guarantee schemes, and part exchange deals with Lovell which can guarantee a cash buyer for your house without you having to go through a usual sale process, avoiding estate agent fees. Their Assisted Move Scheme will help sell your existing home at market value.
Lovell Homes come with a 10-year NHBC Buildmark policy which includes deposit protection from the exchange of contracts, a two-year builder warranty, and eight years of structural defects cover for new homes. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Morgan Sindall Group.
Commitment to sustainability
According to Lovell Homes, their houses generate a third of the carbon produced by the average older property. They install energy-efficient boilers, double glazing, roof, and wall insulation, and modern water drainage systems, all designed to reduce the impact on the environment, and 95% of their homes are rated A-C for energy efficiency.
Lovell Homes’ head of sustainability, Rob Worboys said:
As the impact of climate change becomes increasingly evident across the world, at Lovell we recognise the urgent need for action to protect our planet. We take our commitment to the environment seriously and are focused on sourcing new products and technologies to reduce our operational carbon footprint. Reducing the embodied carbon of our homes is the next big challenge that faces both Lovell and its supply chain.
Award-winning new houses
Lovell Homes received the highest five-star rating in the Home Builders’ Federation 2021 National New Homes Customer Satisfaction Survey.
After reviewing 258 householders, the online business review platform Trustpilot gave Lovell Homes property four stars out of five.
Its latest reviews revealed the following ratings from buyers of a Lovell Home:
While customer reviews on Trustpilot included praise for a site’s sales team, there were also complaints about after-sale support with a new home. Property management issues included minor repairs not being carried out quickly or efficiently enough, bad plumbing, poorly fitted white goods, and the developer not finishing grass verges before leaving the site.
A Lovell Homes partnership project at The Mill, Canton, Cardiff
This new development involved the regeneration of a 53-acre former industrial site that housed a former paper mill. Work started on site in 2015 and a total of 800 brand new homes will be built by the end of the project in 2024. Lovell’s partners are Tirion Homes, Cadwyn Housing Association, the Welsh Government, and the Principality Building Society.
This £100 million scheme aims to tackle the lack of low-priced housing in the local area. The Mill is described as an urban village with a neighbourhood centre, community hall, and parks. The project has brought over 1,000 jobs to the area which was suffering from unemployment following the paper mill closure.
Lovell is building homes here ranging from 1 and 2 two-bedroom apartments to 2, 3, and 4-bedroom houses. Around half are affordable homes, delivered for discounted open market and social rent and managed for Cadwyn for Tirion Homes. The remaining 358 homes are for open market sale. Construction of the final phase of the development will continue through to the summer of 2024. The scheme includes a tree-lined river walk, cycle paths, and tree-lined streets.
In line with Lovell Homes’ green credentials, three homes have been fitted with low/zero carbon technologies as part of a pilot scheme to demonstrate their benefits. The equipment includes integrated photovoltaics, battery, thermal storage, and heat pumps.
Lovell Homes available soon
Lovell Homes has new homes across many areas of the UK listed for sale shortly, including East Anglia, the Midlands, the Northwest, Wales, the Southwest, the Northeast, London, and Scotland.
1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments at 345 Park Place, Southwark Park, Bermondsey in London are being sold by Savills with some available through the Help to Buy scheme.
Another part of the business, Lovell Later Living, works in partnership with local authorities and registered providers to build property for older people. It has a development of 2 and 3-bedroom bungalows and apartments at Sandcastles, Middle Deepdale, three miles from Scarborough, coming to the market soon.
Lovell Homes available now on new developments
Lockside is a new canal-side development designed to appeal to first-time buyers and growing families. The area has efficient transport links to Birmingham and the 2, 3, and 4 bedroom houses are priced from £309,950.
St Edmund’s Park, Acle, Norfolk
This development includes 2, 3, and 4-bedroom family homes along with 2 and 3-bedroom bungalows. 3 bedroom houses are priced from £330,000 with 2 bedroom homes from £225,000.
Redwing Square, Corby, Northamptonshire
There is a range of house types on this site which is part of the Priors Hall Park development. House prices are from £289,950.
The Sycamores at Kirk Ella, Hull
Prices on this development of 2, 3, and 4 bedroom houses range from £248,000 for a 3 bedroom property to £365,000 for a 4 bedroom house.
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