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Bright future for Linden

Monday 26 November 2012 5:00

House builder Linden Homes is looking for new development sites in the North East amid signs of a pick-up in the housing market.

Regeneration director for Linden Homes North East Mark Wilson said: “We are looking to expand and we are keenly searching out new development opportunities in the North East region.

“Customers have more availability of new mortgage products which is helping the house buying process and that’s slowly coming through and interest is picking up in the right sites.’’

The company, whose regional headquarters are in Gosforth, is currently building homes at Howden-le-Wear and Haltwhistle. At Howden-le-Wear it has 22 houses and at Haltwhistle 14, of which only four are unsold.

The company nationally, which is based on Oxford, is celebrating after picking up a haul of trophies from the What House? Awards 2012, including the title of Best Large Housebuilder of the Year.

Linden Homes also claimed silver for Sustainable Housebuilder of the Year and also Best Brownfield for its popular Evolve development in Plymouth.

Chief executive Greg Fitzgerald said: “This is another very encouraging result in a year that has seen our housebuilding efforts around the country repeatedly recognised by the judges.

“It’s thanks to the skill and dedication of our teams in every department of the company that we have achieved this. It sets us up to continue to strive for similar excellent results in 2013: picking up more awards and delighting customers.”