Genesis Begins Work on 18 House Development

4 men in visors and hard hats at a construction site with a digger in the background


Genesis Homes was formed with a simple objective ‘to create quality, vibrant and welcoming housing developments’ which now forms part of our vision.

It was born out of a desire to offer a much better product and in turn a well-managed process in the house building industry. Our MD, Nicky Gordon, has spent a large amount of time contracting for large housebuilders and he was frustrated that the process was by no means perfect, often disorganised, and producing an uninspiring product.

We have implemented a deliberate core selection of 2, 3, 4, and 5-bed house types that are practical homes, aesthetically pleasing, and easy to build (16-design in total). Our first scheme, St. Cuthbert’s in Wigton, commenced on-site in June 2017. It is our flagship development and a strategic choice as it ticks a lot of boxes in terms of demographics, local employment centres, transport connections, good schools, local amenities and it is relatively close to the lakes and coast. The first completion took place in November 2017 with excellent feedback from the first occupants especially in terms of the size of rooms, the layout of their home, and the development as a whole. Our second development, St. Bridget’s in Brigham launched end of August 2018 and is building on the success of Wigton. Sanders Brow, Armathwaite takes the total to three active schemes and is launched to the public (8th March)!

Press Release

‘Genesis Homes has begun work on its 18-home development on Station Road, Armathwaite.  The development, to be known as ‘Sanders Brow’, honours the architect of Armathwaite Station, John Holloway Sanders. Early interest has exceeded expectations for the 2, 3, 4, and 5-bedroom houses and bungalows, with more than a quarter already reserved.

A ground-breaking ceremony on the site was attended by Genesis Homes’ MD, Nicky Gordon, and Head of Land, John Blue, and representatives John McKeon and Fraser Watts from Housing Growth Partnership (HGP).

Nicky Gordon said: “We’re very happy to have started building at Armathwaite in such an attractive and desirable location. These new properties will contribute to meeting the need for new, high-quality homes in Cumbria. We have already noticed a strong interest in the site, including a number of reservations, and we’re pleased to partner with HGP in delivering these homes.

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