Homes England reveals details of 31 new strategic partners



Homes England is committing almost £5.2bn in affordable housing grants to 31 strategic partnerships with 35 organisations.

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They comprise four for-profit providers, including one developer, as well as a number of housing associations. 

Together, they will deliver almost 90,000 grant-funded affordable homes across the country.

The strategic partnership funding is part of the broader £8.6bn affordable homes funding announced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Homes England’s latest strategic partners include:

Organisation

Grant funding

Number of homes

Abri

£250m

3,218

Accent

£210.2m

3,305

Aster

£114m

1,550

Bromford

£239.9m

4,000

Clarion

£249.7m

4,770

Curo & Swan

£160.4m

2,425

EMH & Midland Heart

£171.7m

3,551

Flagship

£93m

1,500

Great Places

£240.8m

4,920

Greensquare Accord

£212.9m

3,755

Guinness & Stonewater

£250m

4,180

Hyde

£250m

3,000

Karbon

£131.5m

2,200

Legal & General

£125.5m

2,121

LiveWest

£123.6m

2,550

Longhurst & NCHA

£230m

3,935

McCarthy and Stone

£93.9m

1,500

Metropolitan Thames Valley

£62.6m

1,500

Onward

£152.4m

3,208

Orbit

£103.9m

1,500

Places for People

£250m

4,403

Platform

£250m

4,680

Riverside

£80.8m

1,530

Sage

£73.5m

1,750

Sanctuary

£99.5m

2,000

Sovereign

£166.9m

3,338

Thirteen

£191.3m

3,270

Together

£249.9m

4,047

Torus

£140.3m

2,736

Vistry

£83m

1,474

Vivid

£105.6m

1,550


“These strategic partnerships give our new partners the funding, flexibility, and confidence they need to build much needed affordable homes across the country,” said Peter Denton, CEO at Homes England.

“It also establishes a large network of organisations looking to share their skills and capabilities to expand the affordable housing sector and transform communities.

“By forming strategic partnerships with a wide range of public and private organisations, we are creating the conditions needed for institutional investment to catalyse affordable housing supply and, in future, give local authorities more of the tools they need to plan and act strategically, shaping their communities and building new homes.”

Nicholas Harris, chief executive at Stonewater — one of the strategic partners that is jointly receiving £250m of funding with Guinness — added: “We are proud to have worked with Homes England and Guinness as a strategic partner over the past three years to ensure thousands of new affordable homes are delivered across the country.

"The additional support for the partnership that the government announced today (1st September) will secure Stonewater's ambitious development programme in the coming years and continue to support our vision of everyone having a place to call home.” 

Catriona Simons, chief executive at Guinness, stated: “We are delighted that Homes England has confirmed the extension of the Stonewater Guinness strategic partnership with an allocation of funding for our combined 4,180 new homes.

"We welcome the government’s continued commitment to work with housing associations to meet housing need across the country and across a range of tenures.

"With a longer horizon to 2029, we can keep investing for the future and create more places that people are proud to call home.”

 



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