News story published 21 August 2018
Our determination to build homes for the future has been rewarded with the news that we are finalists in one of the housing sector’s most prestigious awards.
Our Development and Sales team has been shortlisted in the Development Team of the Year category of the Inside Housing Development Awards.
The awards are organised by Inside Housing magazine and celebrate the innovative, creative and passionate work of housing organisations across the country and their determination to build homes for the future.
We are currently undertaking the largest development programme in our history, in a bid to help to relieve the housing crisis not only in Peterborough but across the wider region. On track to develop 2,000 more homes by 2021, we are building homes in a number of areas including Milton Keynes, Huntingdonshire, South Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire.
With affordable homes for rent and sale through shared ownership, a real priority, the team have worked hard to source land, commission developers, oversee the build and deliver the homes on time and on budget. They have also sold the majority of the shared ownership homes off plan, ensuring new buyers can move in as soon as the homes are completed. In the last year the team also oversaw the delivery of our second extra care scheme, the 54 unit Lapwing Apartments.
W are working in a number of innovative Joint Ventures, including with Kier and Peterborough City Council, to extend delivery of home, identify new development opportunities and share expertise and resources along with the risk and reward
Our Chief Executive, Claire Higgins, said “This is an absolutely fantastic achievement for the team. They are a relatively small team who have worked exceptionally hard to deliver extraordinary results for the company – and for those people who are waiting for an affordable home of their own.
“They build great relationships with local authorities, suppliers and customers and because of this they get excellent results and high levels of customer satisfaction.”