Our history

1972 - Manchester Methodist Housing Association (MMHA) is formed

1975 - Salford Community Housing Association founded

1980 - BME specialist Ashiana Housing Association set up

1986 - Selhal Housing Association established, incorporating Community Housing Association and stock from the YWCA

1991 - Stephen Porter joins MMHA as Chief Executive

1991 - MMHA takes over First Peterloo

2000 - Salford CHA becomes Space New Living

2001 - Longridge and Shaw Heath, Knutsford, acquired by MMHA

2003 - MMHA merges with Selhal, creating Manchester Methodist Housing Group (MMHG)

2005 - MMHG head office moves to Southern Gate

2005 - Affordable ownership division Plumlife founded

2006 - Great Places Housing Group is formed with merger of MMHG and Ashiana

2007 - Space New Living joins Great Places Housing Group

2007 - Wybourn and Richmond Park, acquired in Sheffield, and Parkway Housing Association formed

2008 - Windmill Housing Association becomes part of MMHA

2009 - Great Places is simplified so that just one name is used

2010 - ONE restructure - single services management team

2011 - Large-scale Oldham PFI contract is won

2012 - Great Places secures a record £200m bond issue

2013 - All repairs are brought in-house

2013 - Matthew Harrison becomes Chief Executive

2013 - Tony Davison becomes Group Chairman 

2015 – Developed 750 properties – more homes than ever before

2016 – Great Places achieves a record turnover of £103.9m