Vistry to reopen sites next week

Grant Prior 2 years ago
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Vistry has become the latest house builder to detail plans for restarting construction work.

Chief Executive Greg Fitzgerald thanked staff and subcontractors
Chief Executive Greg Fitzgerald thanked staff and subcontractors

Vistry said it will “recommence work on 90% of our Partnership sites and a significant number of our housing sites from 27th April 2020.”

The company – formerly known as Bovis Homes – added: “We have been in close dialogue with our supply chain partners who are supportive of our plans.”

The move follows a similar announcement by Taylor Wimpey.

Vistry said it had made 212 new home sales since the lockdown started as sales teams conduct virtual tours for prospective buyers.

It added: “We have furloughed the majority of our staff during the period of site closure, and expect this level of furloughed staff to reduce as activity on sites increases. 

“Furloughed employees are receiving 100% of their regular pay until at least the end of May 2020.”

Chief Executive Greg Fitzgerald said: “I would like to thank all our colleagues and subcontractors for their remarkable resilience and commitment during these times and am pleased to announce that we will be recommencing activity levels across the majority of our developments on Monday 27th. 

“Health & safety remains our top priority and a huge amount or work has gone into making sure our people can return to work with confidence in safe and well-planned operating procedures. 

“This first step represents a positive move for the Group, as well as the wider economy, and the critically important delivery of new homes.”

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