Building more homes

This is a key part of what we do

Last year we had another great year as we built 282 new homes:

for rent

90

for rent (including social rent, affordable rent and supported living)

shared ownership

118

shared ownership homes

Supported housing

69

for supported housing and housing for older people

market sale

5

for market sale

Some of the homes we’ve built this year

Paulerspury, Northants

19 homes for rent (including social rent, affordable rent and supported living)

Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

93 apartments – 68 for social rent and 25 shared ownership

Towcester, Northants

20 shared ownership apartments on the site of our old office

Shefford, Beds

42 homes – 17 for social rent and 25 shared ownership

Hackleton, Northants

21 homes – 3 for social rent, 5 for affordable rent, 13 shared ownership

Walnut Tree, Milton Keynes

Walnut Tree in Milton Keynes

30 apartments – 12 for social rent and 18 shared ownership

Success story – Jackie

Jackie, 57, was living in a council flat in a lovely Bedfordshire village, but antisocial behaviour from her neighbours was causing her a great deal of stress.

1,000 shared ownership homes and counting

During the year, we built our 1,000th shared ownership home. The three-bedroom home in Shefford, Bedfordshire, is home to Alice, her husband Adam, and son Oscar. It’s one of 42 built on the site which was originally one large house and its land.

Success story – Keira

Kiera, 28, was living with her parents but was longing for a place of her own. She knew that on her own, she’d not get a mortgage for a substantial sum of money

Keira
Quince Court in Sandy
National recognition

Early in 2023, Quince Court in Sandy, Bedfordshire was highly commended at a national awards ceremony.

The extra care scheme was praised by judges at the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Excellence Awards. Sadly, it just missed out on the award for best purpose-built accommodation.

The scheme won the regional award for the Central region in autumn 2022. It was one of six national finalists in the category at the awards. They recognise and reward people in construction who work in all types of building projects.

We finished building 25 new modern self–contained apartments at the scheme in 2022. These sit next to 30 existing apartments and offer tailored care and support to over 55s.

Have a look at some other facts and figures from the year:

Supporting customers

Sustainability

Success stories

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