About us

At Grand Union, we know that what we do matters. We build more homes, stronger communities and better lives.


We’ve been in business for over 25 years and provide 12,000 homes for more than 27,000 people across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Hertfordshire. We’re a £75 million turnover social business with almost 400 staff.

Our mission is more homes, stronger communities, better lives. We build affordable homes, provide personal support, and help people to learn, work and be healthy.

We’re a financially stable and innovative not-for-profit organisation that believes in partnership and collaboration. We plan to build 2,160 more new homes in the coming years to play our part in ending the housing crisis.

Combined strength

Grand Union has grown by combining the assets, resources and skills of previously separate, smaller housing providers across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Hertfordshire. We’re a grand union of successful businesses with deep roots in the communities we serve. We’re here for the long term and will continue to grow through diverse, ambitious new building and further partnerships.

Future focused

The market and world we work in demands fresh thinking and tough choices about how we build more homes and support households and communities better. We welcome the challenge this brings and embrace the need for digital, financial and business breakthroughs to meet different needs.

Part of PlaceShapers

We’re a member of PlaceShapers – the nationwide network of 120 community-focused housing associations that share a common commitment to building affordable homes, supporting enterprise, skills and employment and creating thriving, sustainable neighbourhoods. This helps us to influence national policy and make the case for the unique role and value of independent housing providers.