Bellway – a nationwide ‘local’ property developer


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Quality is the keyword at a Bellway development

Bellway builds its residential property differently to most other property developers. Rather than developing a set range of home styles, it designs homes to fit in with the local environment. It means property investors benefit from an investment in a home that completely resonates with home buyers and tenants, wherever the property is located. This approach is just one of the reasons why Bellway is one of the most decorated property developers in the UK and has a five-star rating in the Home Builders Federation customer satisfaction survey.

Bellway – one of the UK’s largest housebuilders

Established 70 years ago in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Bellway directly employs 2,000 people and provides work for thousands of contractors. Bellway is now one of the UK’s largest housebuilders, with dozens of development sites around the country. It builds around 9,000 homes every year, ranging from one-bedroom apartments to luxury penthouses and executive houses.

Building with a local bias

Bellway prides itself on knowing the needs and aspirations of buyers at the local level. It builds homes to suit local needs that are in keeping with local environments. Operating from 19 regional offices, it uses local contractors wherever possible, further supporting the economies in which it is building. Homes are designed at an almost individual level, rather than to a national standard design. Bellway works closely with buyers at early stages of development, enabling investors to personalise their property to extensive levels of uniqueness.

A watchword of quality recognised by the building industry

Bellway prides itself on the quality of its build and the high standard of service it offers to home buyers. It hasn’t lost sight of what matters to home buyers and property investors. Bellway liaises with local people when making key decisions about property design, materials to use, and specifications. This dedication to quality is reflected by the industry awards it so regularly receives.

Most recent of these awards include 23 Quality Awards in this year’s NHBC Pride in the Job Awards. These awards recognise outstanding quality on house building sites, and winners are selected from around 13,000 site managers around the UK. They reward the best site managers with responsibility for the start to finish of construction of new homes, and who have a unique influence on the quality of the finished product.

John Watson, Chief Executive of Bellway, said: “The awards are highly regarded within the industry; winners earn the true respect of their peers. Anyone gaining the first-round award is already in the top three per cent of their profession, and they can be very proud of their achievement. To have improved year after year over the last four years demonstrates our commitment to providing the best quality homes for our buyers.”

Speaking of being awarded five-star status by the Home Builders Federation – an award based on feedback from customers in the weeks after moving into their new home – Bellway CEO Ted Ayres said:

“Performing to five-star standards requires unwavering attention to detail. It is especially challenging given the volume of homes we are building. Every site we develop, from Scotland to the south coast, brings with it its challenges and every home has its intricacies. To have more than 90 per cent of our customers say they would recommend us to a friend is a phenomenal achievement for everybody at Bellway.”

Where can investors buy a new build Bellway property?

Property investors can find Bellway developments across the UK, from Scotland to the South West of England. Here are two examples of Bellway developments, demonstrating the diversity and quality of build, and excellence of location:

·      Tidbury Heights, Solihull

A range of two to five-bedroom homes, in various styles and specifications. All properties benefit from gardens and garages or private parking. This development is ideally located with nearby schools for children of all ages. The nearest supermarket is a mile away, where residents will also find a range of convenience stores, restaurants and pubs. With Birmingham city centre only eight miles away, Tidbury Heights is less than half an hour away from some of the best shopping and leisure facilities in England.

·      Caspian Quarter, Barking

Near the Thames at Barkingside, these award-winning one and two-bedroom apartments are designed to breathe new life into this area of London and will appeal to young professionals and small families in particular. The development includes green roofs, communal gardens, high levels of insulation, and are built using locally sourced timber.

There are several primary and secondary schools in the area, as well as around 30 parks and wildlife reserves. There is local shopping in Barking town centre, and exceptional retail therapy is available at nearby Westfield at Stratford City.

Public transport links are exceptional, with regular services from London Fenchurch Street.

Whatever an investor’s financial objectives, Bellway is a property developer that is likely to have a development and a home design available to meet them.


Live with passion,

Brett Alegre-Wood

About the Author

Brett has over 20 years experience in all facets of property, he owns various companies centred around property and is the driving force behind the education and training at Castlereach. His companies have sold over £850 million in UK and London property and he manages over 1200 properties through his estate agency chain. Today he shares his time between UK, Australia and Singapore. He is married to Arlene and together they have 4 kids. Brett holds both the Level 3 Property Mark Qualifications for Property Sales and Property Lettings and Management.