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Redrow first-half profit up 11% on high demand for suburban homes

Feb 10 (Reuters) - British homebuilder Redrow reported an 11% rise in first-half profit on Wednesday, helped by demand for its suburban homes.

The company, which started scaling back its London operations last year to focus on high-return regional businesses, said pre-tax profit rose to 174 million pounds ($240.36 million) in the six months to Dec. 27. ($1 = 0.7239 pounds) (Reporting by Aby Jose Koilparambil in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)

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