The Gleeson Story

Our mission is simple: we build affordable, quality homes, where they are needed, for the people that need them the most. Discover more about M J Gleeson and its Homes and Land businesses; their robust models, customers and growth and expansion plans by clicking on one of the videos below.

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Land and Planning Film

Our Land and Planning video showcases the essential role that our land team play in Gleeson achieving our vision of Building Homes. Changing Lives. The investment that we make in the areas that we build brings prosperity and builds communities, whilst allowing our customers to afford their own home.

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MJ Gleeson plc Our Story The Trailer

This last year has been significant for Gleeson; not only have we delivered our most successful year; but we have also been working behind the scenes investing in many areas of the business. We have completely transformed what we do, whilst bringing our vision of Building Homes. Changing Lives to life. See our story in our new video.

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Chapter one video - who we are

We are proud to introduce MJ Gleeson, made up of Gleeson Homes and Gleeson Land in the first chapter of our corporate video.

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Chapter two video - Gleeson Land

Gleeson Land has a team of highly skilled planning, technical and land specialists who identify development opportunities and work with landowners to promote their land through the complex planning system. With a healthy, growing land portfolio and the ability to deliver 23,000 much needed homes, Gleeson Land is driving growth for Gleeson whilst also ensuring the UK has homes to meet demand. Learn more about Gleeson Land in our video.

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Chapter three video - Gleeson Homes

Gleeson Homes mission is changing lives by building affordable quality homes - where they are needed, for the people who need them the most. We craft two, three and four bedroom homes with an average sale price of £140k – two bed homes starting from just over £95,000. Getting young people on low and average incomes out of the rent trap. Learn more about Gleeson Homes in our video.

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Chapter four video - The Gleeson Business Model

To keep our quality homes affordable, over 60% of our sites are built on brownfield land, typically in regeneration areas, transforming unused land into desirable places to live. We improve the communities in which we operate by making access to home ownership affordable, by using local labour and creating jobs for local people. Learn more about our business model in our video.

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Chapter five video - Our Customers

We put our customers at the heart of what we do.

  • Two-thirds of our customers are key workers
  • 4 out of 5 are first time buyers
  • 3 out of 4 are under 35
  • Average income £24,000

Not only do we make home ownership more accessible for those on low to average incomes, but we support them through their buying journey too with our buying schemes and incentives. Hear more in our video.

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Chapter six video - Our Quality Build

We are proud to build traditional, brick 2, 2 and 4 bedroom homes, with prices starting from just £90,000 and an average price of £130,000 for a three bedroom home.


With a customer recommendation score of 90% and regular inspections taking place throughout the build process, our homes are not only affordable, but they are 5 Star quality too.

Mark Knight our Managing Director explains the steps we take to deliver a quality home in this video.

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Chapter seven video - Our Controlled Growth

The fastest growing housebuilder on the London Stock Exchange, Gleeson has grown tenfold over the last ten years. Meeting the demand for low cost, affordable homes, at Gleeson, we’re determined to ensure that the housing market better serves young, first time buyers and low-income families.

With 200,000 new households forming per year, we are well placed to continue our growth, and are on our way to our target of building 2,000 homes per year by 2022 and launching 25-30 new developments per year. Hear our Chief Financial Officer Stefan Allanson explain our success and growth plans.

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Chapter eight video - Our Investment

Our Chief Financial Officer Stefan Allanson talks about the investment we are making in our people, sites and technology, our target to build 2,000 homes a year by 2022 and our controlled growth well beyond that.

Despite Covid, we have continued to improve and invest in our business: in health and safety; in site welfare and set up; our sales offices and show homes; our digital platforms and website; our brand; and the customer journey – more than £2m of investment committed to date.

Many of these initiatives have been put forward by colleagues across Gleeson as part of transforming the way we do things. All of these investments support Our Vision: Building Homes. Changing Lives.

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Chapter nine video - Our Vision, Mission and Values

Everything we at Gleeson do is underpinned by our company values of Passionate, Collaborative and Respectful.

Those values are reflected in the way we work with colleagues, customers, and external partners.

Our Vision: Building Homes. Changing Lives.

Our Mission: Changing lives by building affordable quality homes. Where they are needed for the people who need them most.

Our Values: Passionate, Collaborative and Respectful.

In this chapter our CEO James Thomson explains more.

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Chapter ten video - Our People

Our people are our greatest asset and we are committed to recruiting and retaining talented, passionate people and supporting them to progress and grow in their roles.

We are proud to be in the top quartile for employee engagement and to be accredited by Investors in People.

We are committed to investing in skills and training, with over 60 apprentices among our 650 strong workforce. With regards to our subcontractors and suppliers, we support businesses local to our developments by hiring local tradespeople based within the areas in which we build.

Our CEO James Thomson explains more about why our colleagues are so important to us.

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Chapter eleven video - Building Homes. Changing Lives.

We take pride in knowing that we've helped 8,000 new homeowners across the North and the Midlands to buy their own home. We are on track to be building 2,000 much needed affordable homes a year by 2022 and more beyond that. Gleeson Strategic Land will also support our growth, delivering much-needed consented land for new homes in the South of England. 

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MJ Gleeson plc Our Story on film

Here we share our story, explaining our pride and passion for building affordable, quality homes where they are needed, for those who need them the most.

We have shared how we work collaboratively to meet our target of building 2,000 homes per year by 2022, ensuring that the North of England and the Midlands have attainable houses for young, first time buyers.

In the South, with our Gleeson Strategic Land arm of the business we are supporting much-needed housing delivery.

We are respectful and leave lasting legacies in the communities in which we build, employing local trades people and treating all our suppliers, colleagues, and customers fairly.

We hope enjoy learning more about Gleeson.

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Our Vision, Mission and Values

Our vision, mission and values have been developed and created by colleagues representing all our people: the heart of the business. Our values underpin how we work and you will see these values embedded into everything we do.