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Platform achieves strong start to delivery partnership

Platform Housing Group have reported a strong, confident start to their SP2 programme with Homes England.
Helen Newbury headshot, Director of Programme for Platform

Following a good number of start-on-sites in the last quarter, Platform Housing Group have reported a strong, confident start to their SP2 programme with Homes England.

Sites in Newent in Gloucestershire and Carterton in Oxfordshire, plus a land-led deal in Bishops Cleeve near Cheltenham, mean the registered provider have added nearly 360 homes to their total of homes they will be providing with funding from the government organisation.

Platform retained their status as a strategic partner earlier in 2022 and continue to operate at a constant pace of delivery despite the common issues in the sector that have led to RP’s needing to consider what they can deliver from a development point of view.

With over 47,000 homes currently on the books, Platform remain one of the top 10 largest providers in the UK with their patch now extended beyond the Midlands to Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire.

Helen Newbury, Director of Programme for Platform said,

“We are delighted we have been able to bring forward the start on sites at Milestone Lane and Newent, achieving an excellent start to our Strategic Partnership 2 programme.  Both schemes will deliver much-needed affordable homes for their communities”

Helen Newbury

Craig Bradley, Senior Manager of Provider Management at Homes England, attended the event for Platforms recent start-on-site at Carterton in Oxfordshire, where they will provide 200 affordable homes,

“As strategic partner of Homes England, Platform has committed to delivering 4,680 new affordable homes via the Affordable Homes Programme 2021-26.  It’s fantastic to see works underway at Milestone Road which represents a significant contribution to the programme.  At Homes England we are committed to supporting our partners to increase the supply of affordable housing right across England, especially in areas with high affordability pressures such as West Oxfordshire.”

Craig Bradley

Executive Director of Growth and Development Gerraint Oakley said,

“Despite challenging market and national economic conditions, we are continuing with our ambitious plans to deliver essential new affordable homes for the communities we work in. To achieve this, we are growing our pipeline and working in partnership with our existing and new contractors and supply chain.  The housing crisis is still a huge problem for our existing and new customers, it is essential that we continue to build new energy efficient, sustainable homes.”

Gerraint Oakley

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