Further UK housebuilder – Redrow – to return to construction

27 April 2020

Redrow is the second major national housebuilder to announce a re-opening of construction sites within the last few days.

Redrow said it was confident safe working on its construction sites could be operated and would start opening a number of its sites from the week of May 11, with a phased return to construction on May 18.

“This will include putting robust social distancing protocols and physical measures in place, to ensure the safety of our colleagues and wider communities.

“In particular, we will have an e-learning module for all Redrow employees, induction videos for contractors, appointed Covid Supervisors for each site and enhanced signage and PPE.

Fellow housebuilder Taylor Wimpey announced last week that it was starting a phased return to construction, beginning on May 4. It also said its sales had outnumbered cancellations during the period of site and sales office closures.