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Construction and development company the Chartway Group has established a reputation as one of the county’s leading firms in an era where house-building is defining leading firms in an era where house-building is defining and expanding communities.
From site selection and planning expertise, to sourcing and supply of local building materials, to construction; the group provides all services under one roof.
The group is made up of Chartway Construction, Chartway Civil Engineering, Westerhill Homes, BBS Construction Ltd and CGL Drylining.
Headquartered in Coxheath, near Maidstone, the firm was launched in 2009 and has seen years of steady growth; now employing more than 200 people. In 2020, it’s turnover was £98.3million.
Despite the challenges posed by a combination of Brexit and the pandemic, it has strategically focused on an improvement plan across the group which includes brand development, partnership working, streamlining operations and securing its long-term future.
A key strategy has been towards the delivery of homes planned, designed and built by it for the private sale market. This ‘land-led’ strategy enables its to “flex our knowledge by selecting sites that are optimal from a planning, design, demand and community development aspect”.
As the largest, independent affordable housing provider in Kent, it works with national housing associations, among them the likes of Hyde, Clarion Latimer, Optivo and Orbit, as well as in partnership with Homes England.
This will deliver more than 600 homes a year. Moving forward, it wants to establish itself as the recognised partner of choice when it comes to delivering sustainable, energy efficient and affordable homes in the county while increasing the volume of its land acquisitions.
It is also closing in on concluding a sizeable external investment to allow it to invest further to achieve its goals and reach.
There is also a keen focus on its carbon footprint as it works towards a carbon positive position. In addition to sustainable building regulations, it has invested in energy efficient technology and its building supplies business works directly with manufacturers to source and supply the newest products that reduce carbon emissions.
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