A Northumberland-based housing developer has unveiled plans to double its turnover to £80 million and expand its workforce significantly.

Having recently increased its staff from 40 to 70 employees, Ascent Homes aims to grow this number to over 100 within the next year.

To achieve its goals, Ascent Homes will add four new sites across the North East. This expansion will bring the developer’s total number of sites to 14 by 2027, equating to around 1,300 homes.

Paul Errington, Director at Ascent Homes, stated: “With our homes being in the stunning county of Northumberland, we have seen people across the UK showing an increased interest in our beautifully located developments, especially since the pandemic.

“This has fuelled our ambitions for sustainable expansion, not just in Northumberland but across the wider region. Our growth is supported by newly secured land opportunities, which will enable us to introduce new and affordable housing solutions to more communities across the region.

“Our turnover was circa £30 million last year, and we are confident that we can double that in the next few years.”

Ascent Homes, part of Advance Northumberland, has built 600 properties in the North East, including over 100 affordable homes, creating jobs and strengthening local supply chains.

Current developments are located in Alnwick, Blyth, Choppington, Ellington, and Wooler, with plans to develop more in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Bellingham, and Hadston this year.

Paul continued: “A key part of our growth plan is focused on the expansion of our skilled team. By the end of the year, we’re aiming to increase our headcount to over 100 employees.

“It’s a very exciting time for Ascent Homes. Our next chapter presents lots of opportunities for locals, buyers, suppliers, and landowners. As we continue to grow, we remain dedicated to providing the right housing, in the right areas, at the right price for the people of the North East.”