Homes England have announced that Platform will continue as a Strategic Partner
We've once again been chosen as a Strategic Partner of Homes England as part of the Government's Affordable Housing Programme.
It means we'll receive £250m of grant funding to help with the delivery of housing in the Midlands for the next three years as well as supporting the work we do with customers and our communities.
The money will help with the construction of over 4,500 homes as part of our longer term strategy to build 12,000 by 2026 and will help us carry on with schemes such as the WellBeing fund and The Foyer in Malvern.
Housing associations and developers were allowed to submit bids for a share of the £8.6bn that the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government was handing out. Out of the 31 entities that were successful, Platform is one of only five that were given the full £250m grant.
Our Director of Programme, Helen Newbury said: “We are delighted to be able to continue as a Strategic Partner with Homes England. The support is crucial in aiding our delivery of much needed affordable housing across the Midlands. It also helps us continue to build on our skills and capabilities to deliver on the objectives we’ve set ourselves around sustainability, innovation, design and quality. Most importantly, it means we can continue to deliver for our communities and ensure the customer remains at the heart of everything we do.”
Gerraint Oakley, who is our Executive Director of Growth and Development said: “I’m really pleased we can continue the relationship. Alongside the homes we can deliver, it means we can increase our collaborative work. Our relationships with local authorities, national and regional developers through joint venture and partnership opportunities have been vital to our success in the last few years and will continue to be as we progress with our strategy to build 12,000 homes by 2026.”