Built on a legacy of construction across the South East and a name synonymous with iconic construction for over half a century.
Our values remain true today as they did 50 years ago.
The Whittington name has been synonymous with building iconic structures for over 50 years, including the construction of Point Royal, the Grade II listed 17-storey tower block in Easthampstead, Maidenhead Hospital, the rebuilding of Windsor Barracks during the 1980’s and the Ford industrial site in Langley, home of the historic Ford Transit van.
After serving the country for a number of years in the Army, Michael Whittington learnt the art of bricklaying and as the country rose out of the post-war depression, he set up Lovis Build in 1963. In a period of rapid cultural change and economic modernisation, the country embraced a new sense of liberty fuelled by growing prosperity, social mobility and youthful enterprise.
It was time to build a brighter future.
Recognising the need for urban regeneration and growth of new towns, Michael established Lovis Build as a major property developer specialising in large scale industrial units and residential projects. As the economy grew and industry developed, Lovis Build soon established its reputation for excellent construction with a number of landmark developments across the South-East, such as the Cargo Village at Heathrow Airport and the UK headquarters of perfume giant Faberge in Iver, Buckinghamshire.
A decade after its inception, Lovis Build was acquired by Taylor Woodrow and formed a key part in establishing the business as one of the largest housebuilding and construction companies in Britain.
Forever passionate about architecture, design and construction - values that remain true in the family business today - it wasn’t long before the Whittington name was once again at the heart of major construction projects. By the mid-1970’s, Whittington Build was launched and with Michael at the helm, developed an impressive portfolio of builds, spanning private and affordable homes, commercial, healthcare, education and within the heritage sector.
Today, Whittington Land and New Homes remains a family business and under the stewardship of Kayne Steinborn-Busse, grandson of Micheal Whittington, the business retains those same founding principles: an unrelenting demand for high standards of craftsmanship, excellent service and a deep-rooted belief that the construction of buildings should provide a legacy to the communities they serve.
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