House builders join forces

One of the best-known names in the Shropshire house building sector has announced dynamic plans for expansion.

Galliers Homes, based in Bellstone, Shrewsbury, has joined forces with Staffordshire-based house builder Cameron Homes in order to develop a range of new housing schemes in Shropshire and mid Wales.

“We are very excited about the future - this partnership will be of real benefit to the regional economy, creating jobs and providing much-needed, high quality new properties,” said Nigel Clarke, who steps down as managing director of Galliers Homes but continues as a consultant, identifying sites and steering schemes through the planning process.

Ownership of the business has been transferred to Tara Developments, a holding company based in Chasetown, Staffordshire, which also owns Cameron Homes.

Locations for new development sites in 2014 include Shrewsbury and surrounding villages and Llanymynech.

Ian Burns, who has been appointed as managing director of Galliers Homes, said that he would ensure that the Shropshire company’s high standards would continue.

“I am looking forward to working with Nigel Clarke, who has exceptional local knowledge and is highly respected in the local business community.

“We have an excellent senior management team with many years’ experience and the capacity to expand Galliers’ building operation, ensuring that its reputation for building the best houses in prime locations within Shropshire and the Welsh borders is maintained and enhanced.”

Plans for the future also include the opening, early this year, of a new Galliers office in Shrewsbury which will include a state of the art sales and marketing suite. Prospective customers will be able to access details of all new developments, as well as choosing the finishes and making any changes to personalise their new home.

A number of new jobs will be created for local people both on site and within the offices.

Galliers Homes was founded in 1987 by one of Shrewsbury’s best-known businessmen Graham Galliers, who died in October last year.

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