Our goal is to transform underused land into unique, well-connected and welcoming places where people and communities can thrive for the long-term.
We work with local people to create places that strengthen the community, improve people's quality of life and create a lasting social impact beyond the site boundary. We invest in large-scale brownfield sites with the greatest potential for positive change.
Transforming underused land
Building more than 90% of our homes on brownfield land
We use our expertise and resources to transform brownfield land into welcoming neighbourhoods over the long term. We partner with local people and councils to design popular unique places, supported by a mix of community amenities and infrastructure. Given the scale of these challenging sites, our holistic placemaking programmes can take up to 30 years to complete. We have also partnered with the Quality of Life Foundation to promote good practice in this area.
Providing the physical and digital infrastructure to keep our neighbourhoods connected
We will continue to prioritise connectivity, linking our sites to local transport hubs. Public amenities and welcoming natural spaces will be delivered at an early stage, to ensure that the wider community feels the benefits of regeneration as soon as possible.
To best serve our customers' needs, we have fast-tracked the delivery of superfast broadband. We have been working in partnership with service and infrastructure providers since 2014 and have delivered fibre to all new homes since 2018.
Over the next two years will also undertake research to understand the changing context of our local centres and incorporate measures to develop neighbourhoods that provide the facilities that local people need.
Enabling thriving communities for the long-term
We use Community Plans to facilitate thriving communities. These plans include a calendar of events, dedicated community managers and resources to enable local people to make the most of their new amenities. Over the next two years we will ensure that each of our 28 regeneration schemes has a Community Plan.
We will also improve the information provided to the estate teams and estate management companies we work with, as we work with our partners to create thriving neighbourhoods for the long-term and enabling customers to connect with the their neighbours.
Our passion and purpose is to build quality homes, strengthen local communities and make a positive difference to people's lives.
We do this through collaborative placemaking. This means taking time to understand each site and its surrounding community, and working in partnership with local people and councils to design unique places with clear local influence and character.