Platform development figures reflect commitment to keep building homes

Platform development figures reflect commitment to keep building homes

Platform Housing Group has released its development results from the previous financial year revealing record-breaking numbers.

The Midland’s-based organisation posted starts on 1,534 homes which is the most the Group has ever achieved in a 12-month period. Close behind that figure was its completions for the year, coming in at 1,202. Looking further ahead, the department’s Land and Partnerships team secured contracts for 2,330 homes across 27 different sites across the region.

Within this next year, the Group will develop 113 new homes at Bishops Cleeve in Cheltenham and start on 270 homes at Perrybrook in Gloucester along with their biggest site to date in Nottingham, where over 300 units will be built. Many of these homes will be gas free, part of the Group’s strategy for dwellings they will develop into 2025.

Gerraint Oakley, Executive Director of Growth and Development said: “The work that all teams have put in has been nothing short of excellent and these numbers show we are dedicated to keep building homes without compromising on our delivery. Partnership working has been and continues to be key to achieving success and building more affordable homes across the Midlands.”

Kate Ellison, Director of Land, Partnerships, New Business and Innovation commented: “I’m really proud of the team for their ability to get deals done this past year that have led to us being able to deliver more affordable homes. The market remains volatile, especially when it comes to securing land but thanks to some fantastic work by our new business team, solutions were found and spades have gone into the ground on key sites across the region. We’re already working hard on securing even more sites in the next 12 months and continue to seek partners in all aspects of development to join us on this journey.”

The Group has also found success with the development team’s customer care arm, focusing on collaboration between the dedicated quality team and defects department for new customers. With the New Homes team, customer satisfaction sits at 80% following strong relationships with developers that have led to more defects being corrected earlier in the post-move in phase.

Earlier in the year, Platform were named in the top 10 of providers that have delivered social rented accommodation* in the country and they continue with their strategic partnership with Homes England. They delivered 100% of their projected starts and completions for the Government body, a figure that has risen to 120% for the coming 12 months.

*Inside Housing’s Top 10 Builders of Social Rent

In April, Platform Housing Group launched its “Board Member Introductory Course” in a bid to coach colleagues who have an aspiration in becoming a board member one day in their career journey. More on that story here.

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