MacBryde Homes

Origins

The founder and current Chairman, Simon Macbryde, started in the industry as bricklayer but always had the ambition to become a house builder and formed Macbryde Homes in 1985. With little external support, Simon’s first development comprised of 27 houses at a site in Deganwy, the success of which allowed him to start growing the team into the company it is today. In the early days, one of the key challenges was securing land in the right locations and undoubtedly one of the most significant opportunities was securing a prime development site alongside a Manchester city-centre canal basin before city-centre living became so popular – it was a risk, but one that paid off!

Success Factor

The success of Macbryde Homes has been hinged on carefully combining two key factors. First off, the firm looks for desirable locations that lend themselves to quality, sought-after developments. It then then sets about continually enhancing the design of its house portfolio to stand out against the competition. To successfully achieve this, it always considers the local area in which it is building and takes design elements from those surroundings. It also ensures that it work closely with the Local authorities and, where appropriate, the conservation officers. It has been vital that for the business to be a success that MacBryde Homes don’t take a ‘one size fits all’ approach to what it does as this care and attention to detail has served the business well to date.

The Future

Developing homes in desirable, sought-after locations will continue to sit at the centre of the firm’s approach to house building as it moves forward and MacBryde Homes is actively looking to develop in each of the North Wales local authority areas and across the North West of England In the last financial year, 182 units were built (as compared to 122 units in 2017) but this is set to increase to 250+ homes and the aim is to quickly increase that further to 400+ units annually. To achieve that, the firm will focus on identifying great locations in Welsh towns that appeal to first time buyers and young families and provide them with excellent homes in the locations that matter to them