Section: Social Landlords

Gentoo to deliver £417 million property investment and affordable homes plan over next five years

Posted 15.05.19
Gentoo Group: Further reading

Sunderland-based housing association Gentoo Group will invest £417 million on improving its homes and bringing 1,900 rented properties and new homes for sale to the market over the next five years.

The housing provider's 2019-24 business plan features an ambitious £300 million investment package to improve its existing homes. It includes:

The Group also announced plans to increase the number of affordable rented properties available in Sunderland. Through its affordable homes plan, Gentoo will invest a further £117 million and provide an additional 900 homes for affordable rent in the city by 2024 via a mixture of new build and existing properties.

In addition, its commercial arm, Gentoo Homes, will build in excess of 200 new homes for sale each year and generate an annual profit in the region of £4 million to subsidise the Group's affordable homes plan.

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Town and Country Housing joins Peabody

Posted 13.05.19
Peabody Group: Further reading

Town and Country Housing, a Kent-based housing association, is now part of the Peabody Group. It will keep its name and operate as a subsidiary.

The move, which follows a period of extensive consultations with residents and stakeholders, means that Town and Country will be able to build 800 new homes every year - 500 more than they would have built alone.

The Peabody Group owns and manages more than 66,000 homes across London and the South East. It also has 8,000 care and support customers.

Town and Country Housing provides more than 9,500 affordable homes in 15 local authority areas in Kent and Sussex.

In addition to general needs homes, it offers a wide range of housing - including key worker, shared ownership and specialist accommodation, housing for people with learning and physical disabilities and a hostel for ex-offenders.

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Forbes Solicitors appointed to advise Together Housing Group

Posted 09.05.19
Forbes Solicitors: Further reading

Forbes Solicitors has been selected to advise one of the largest housing associations in the North of England after being named as a successful bidder for Together Housing Group's 'Legal Services Framework'.

Forbes will advise on legal issues surrounding Housing Management & Litigation, Property, Employment and Corporate, Financial and Commercial for the next four years.

Together Housing operates primarily in the Lancashire and Yorkshire areas, where it owns and manages around 37,000 homes.

In addition to providing quality homes to rent, it also builds and manages homes for sale through its Shared Ownership scheme and provides sheltered accommodation and extra care schemes.

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Quick Links

Updated 07.05.19

  • Women's Pioneer Housing: The Boards of Women's Pioneer Housing and Housing for Women have agreed to explore a potential merger.
  • Catalyst Housing: Catalyst Housing and Aldwyck Housing Group have officially merged.
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