The latest Housing Industry Association top 100 ranking has confirmed BGC maintains its position as the largest builder in Western Australia.
The 26th annual HIA – Colorbond® steel Housing 100 Report 2018/19 reveals BGC had 2,521 housing starts between its two separately managed home groups – BGC Housing Group and Ventura Home Group. BGC constructed approximately 50 per cent more homes for West Australian families than its nearest competitor.
BGC Chief Executive Daniel Cooper said BGC had made significant preparations to retain its position as WA’s largest builder well into the future.
“We have rationalised J Corp and BGC Residential to form BGC Housing Group and manage the existing 11 homebuilding brands with a focus on both detached homes and the emerging medium density sector,” Mr Cooper said.
“BGC is confident in the future of WA housing and has invested in a multi-million dollar new headquarters and state-of-the-art display centre at our 67 Walters Drive building.
“This is on top of a planned $50 million investment in a modern display home program over the next two years.”
While the WA housing market was extremely challenging at present with dwelling starts at the lowest level for nearly two decades, it presented the ideal opportunity to reposition the business and ensure BGC was well prepared to leverage the upturn.
Mr Cooper said BGC had strengthened its medium density residential position with Now Living and BGC Developments merging. Former Jaxon CEO David Dodds has also been appointed to a restructured BGC Commercial Construction business with a strong focus on multi-level residential growth from recent urban infill planning changes.