- Telford Homes said despite the non-binding outcome of the referendum it firmly believes in the longer-term merits of building homes in London.

"There remains a chronic shortage of supply and that will not change as a result of (the UK) leaving the EU," the company said.

"The Board also believes that London will not lose its attraction both as an international centre of finance or as a place where people want to live and work."

Telford Homes has a strong development pipeline and is in a robust financial position with cash resources available for future investment.

"As a result, the group will be able to take advantage of any opportunities created by current conditions balancing short term caution with continuing to plan for the longer term growth of the business."

In recent months Telford Homes has continued to build a substantial forward sold position, including £130 million from two Private Rented Sector (PRS) contracts, and successfully raised £50 million of new equity.

As a result the Group could not be in a stronger financial position to manage the impact of market uncertainty following the outcome of the EU referendum.

Total forward sales now exceed £640 million and, as reported on 1 June 2016 in the Final Results, the Group has already secured over 50 per cent of the cumulative revenue expected in the three financial years up to 31 March 2019.

This forward sold position has been boosted by the PRS sales of The Pavilions, N1, sold to a subsidiary of L&Q in February 2016 and Carmen Street, E14, sold to M&G Real Estate in May 2016.

As a result of these sales the £50 million placing funds raised in 2015 are largely uncommitted and in addition the Group has significant headroom in its secured £180 million revolving credit facility extending into 2019.

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