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Our Development Team increase the amount of affordable homes we’ve built this year by 25 percent

Our Development Team have had a brilliant year by considerably increasing the amount of affordable homes built by 25 percent.

The last year has been difficult for many – there have been several lockdowns and at one-point construction sites were forced to close.

However, despite these challenges, our Development Team have worked with determination to increase the number of homes built compared to last year whilst also ensured they beat this year’s target too.

In the financial year 2020/21 the team delivered 457 affordable homes and 49 market sale – a total of 506 against a target of 451 affordable homes and 41 market sale. This target was revised because of covid. Prior to lockdown the target was 587.

During the 2019/20 financial year the team built 362 affordable homes and 38 market sale – a total of 400 which highlights their fantastic performance over the last year.

Our Executive Director of Development Nick Byrne said the team worked together to beat the target by intensely monitoring schemes on site, verifying contractor programmes, monitoring slippage, and checking in on programmes.

He said: “The last year has been a particularly challenging one for everyone and I am really proud of how the Development Team have worked over the last year.

“I would like to thank them for their ever-present determination to get the job done, commitment to success and willingness to carry on in the face of adversity and the completely new ways of working.

“To beat the previous year’s results by 25 percent despite Covid is a fantastic achievement.  Not only that, it is our biggest development programme ever!”

The Development Team have had an exceptional year elsewhere winning Best Collaboration at our 2021 Excellence Awards for Keeping our Customers Moving in, Natalie Littlehales passed her Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) exams with a distinction and Alex Mackness and Indy Panesar graduated from the Development Trainee programme.

Well done to everyone in the Development Team!

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