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China Vanke: London’s largest first-time buyer

The biggest residential developer in mainland China is preparing to make its UK debut. In its first UK interview, Jack Sidders spoke to the China Vanke executives tasked with leading the company’s charge on London

China Vanke built roughly 150,000 houses in mainland China last year. That’s comfortably more than 10 times the annual number of houses sold by Britain’s biggest house builder, Barratt Developments, in 2013-14. In fact, it exceeds the total number of houses completed in the whole of the UK last year – 141,000, according to the Office of National Statistics. But the company isn’t just big…

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