Building more homes
is a key part of what we do at Grand Union.
Last year we had another great year as we built 282 new homes:
for rent (including social rent, affordable rent and supported living)
shared ownership homes
for supported housing and housing for older people
for market sale
Where we’ve built and what we’ve built
11 for social rent and 8 shared ownershipView here
Walnut Tree, Milton Keynes
12 for social rent and 18 shared ownershipView here
68 for social rent and 25 shared ownershipView here
17 for social rent and 25 shared ownershipView here
3 for social rent, 5 for affordable rent, 13 shared ownershipView here
shared ownership apartments on the site of our old officeView here
6 for social rent and 18 shared ownershipDue to be finished in summer 2024.View here
Upper Caldecote, Beds
23 for social rent and 22 shared ownership Due to be finished in spring 2024.View here
129 for affordable rent and 56 shared ownership The first homes will be finished this summer and run through to 2027.View here
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 very large house and its land.
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: