Development team secures contract for 872 new homes

Great Places has successfully entered into a contract with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) to deliver over 800 homes between now and March 2021.

The Shared Ownership Affordable Homes Programme (SOAHP) contract secures four years of funding, in order to build 872 new properties across the North West and Yorkshire.

In addition to this contract, Bloc (a consortium of housing associations and developers led and managed by Great Places) have also entered into the same contract, and will deliver a further 509 new homes.

Nick Gornall (Pictured), Head of Development at Great Places, said: "Entering into the SOAHP contract secures a four-year period of grant funding for the organisation. It also gives the team a great platform from which to strive towards achieving our corporate plan growth objectives, and to further contribute to our vision of Great Homes and Great Communities.

"The total Bloc Partnership allocation of £36.2m for 1,381 units also further enhances Great Places' reputation as one of the leading affordable housing developers in the north."

Last year Great Places built 625 new homes across the north of England with a total investment of £81.7m.

This development programme saw the construction of new homes in 14 local authority areas including Manchester, Salford, Oldham, Wigan, Trafford, Bolton, Lancaster, Blackpool and Sheffield.

The work was partly financed with grants worth £11.9m by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), the government’s housing and land agency that funds new affordable housing in England.

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