The number of homes being built since the lifting of the first period of national coronavirus restrictions continues to rise, latest housebuilding figures show.
Latest figures show a sustained period of growth in the number of homes being built.
- 11% increase in housebuilding starts in London.
- Houses make up 79% of all new builds – highest since 2000 to 2001 as the government demonstrates its commitment to building back better from the pandemic.
The number of homes being built since the lifting of the first period of national coronavirus restrictions continues to rise, latest housebuilding figures published today (18 March 2021) show.
New data shows new housing starts were estimated to be 42,110 in the latest quarter (October – December 2020), a 16% increase on the previous quarter (July – September 2020). New homes completed was at 46,950 in the latest quarter, a 4% increase compared to the last quarter, and the highest completions figure since its peak in the March quarter 2007.
Today’s figures also show an increase in housebuilding starts in London with 13,460 in 2020, an increase of 11% from 2019.
In addition, the figures highlight that in 2019 to 2020 houses made up 79% of all new build dwellings – the highest proportion since 2000 to 2001.
The figures further reflect the housing and construction industry’s resilience and measures they have taken to keep building sites open, in line with public health advice.