A HOMEBUILDER has launched a search for its "longest ever resident" ahead of its 50th anniversary.

Redrow, who built its first homes in North Wales in the early 1980s, is on the hunt for original and long-term residents to share their experiences and unique stories.

For those who enter, the longest standing Redrow customer(s) will win a prize of £500 as a thank you for telling their story.

Founded in 1974, Redrow was created by former Colwyn Bay High School pupil Steve Morgan 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.

The company quickly expanded into the homes sector, with early developments in locations including Penrhyn Bay, Old Colwyn, Kinmel Bay and Abergele.

Anna Evans-Kerr, sales director for Redrow NW, said: “As we enter this exciting year, commemorating our 50th anniversary, we can’t wait to celebrate 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."

Over the years, Redrow has built more than 120,000 homes and now has 12 regional divisions across England and Wales including the NW division, which operates in North Wales and the North West of England.

Most recently, they became the first large housebuilder to introduce air source heat pumps into all of its new developments with underfloor heating as standard.


Although Redrow’s first scheme in Denbigh may have consisted of just 36 bungalows, it has evolved its home designs over the years. They have built everything from apartments to penthouses, family houses and first buyer homes.

The NW division has voluntarily gifted more than £165,000 to the neighbourhoods in which it builds in the last 11 years thorough its community funds. This is linked to planning consents, such as contributions to education, healthcare, public transport and affordable housing.

The housebuilder will be visiting developments across the country to connect and celebrate its 50th anniversary with people who have made houses homes across the years.

Any readers who think they have lived in a Redrow home for "the longest time", can email communications@redrow.co.uk.

Successful participants must be willing to be photographed and have their story featured across Redrow channels alongside potential media placement.

£500 will be awarded to one homeowner who has lived in Redrow properties the longest.

For Terms and conditions, visit www.redrow.co.uk/competitions#Anniversary