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Redrows launches national search for longest ever resident

Redrow has today launched a nationwide quest to find the longest standing owner of a Redrow home to help mark a business milestone.

As it celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2024, the premium housebuilder is on the hunt for original and long-term residents to share their experiences and unique stories. Redrow’s longest standing customer(s) will also win a prize of £500 as a thank you for telling their story.

Founded in 1974, Redrow was created by Steve Morgan CBE with just £5,000, loaned to him by his father. With hard work and dedication, five years later the company expanded from civil engineering into main contract building, seeing Redrow embark on its first housing development in Denbigh, North Wales. After that, the company quickly expanded into the homes sector, cementing its reputation as a high-quality homebuilder. Steve’s entrepreneurial spirit runs through the company to this day, making Redrow one of the most successful and forward-looking housebuilders in the country.

Most recently, Redrow became the first large housebuilder to introduce air source heat pumps into all of its new developments with underfloor heating as standard, reaffirming its commitment to creating future-fit homes, with greener, more efficient features, a top priority for homebuyers according to recent research.

Over the years, Redrow has built more than 120,000 homes, housing the equivalent population of a major city like Nottingham, and now has twelve regional divisions across England and Wales.

Although Redrow’s first scheme in Denbigh may have consisted of just 36 bungalows, it has evolved its home designs over the years and has continuously innovated building everything from apartments to penthouses, family houses and first buyer homes. The housebuilder consistently produces high-quality homes with a focus on green spaces and community, helping their customers to discover a better way of living.

For Redrow, it is the people and communities that are at the heart of their business. The housebuilder has committed to funding over £1.3 billion worth of improvements to local communities over the last five years alone*.

With over 2,000 colleagues with a combined service of over 11,000 years and customers up and down the country, the housebuilder will be connecting and celebrating its 50th anniversary with the people who have made its houses homes across the years.

Matt Grayson, Group Customer and Marketing Director for Redrow, commented: “As we enter this 2024 year, commemorating our 50th anniversary, we can’t wait to mark this special milestone with all the people who make Redrow what it is. If you’ve been a Redrow homeowner since your very first home purchase or recently upsized into a new energy efficient home with us, we hope you will join us in the celebrations.

“As part of our 50th anniversary, we want to hear from you, whether that’s an interesting homebuying tale or a story of your life in one of our homes. And if you think you may be the Redrow homeowner who has lived with us the longest, we encourage you to get in touch!”

If you think you’ve lived in a Redrow home for the longest time, send your name and details to 

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