350 affordable homes for families across the Midlands

We’ve completed and handed over 350 new homes for the year April 1 2020 to March 31 2021.

8th Apr 2021 - Developments
By  Sarah O'Leary

This includes 131 in Leicestershire, 97 in Staffordshire, 92 in Warwickshire, 12 in the West Midlands and 8 in Northamptonshire.

Joe Reeves, Executive Director of Finance and Growth, said: “This is a brilliant achievement for us, especially during what has been a challenging year. All of these new homes have been offered at affordable rent and low-cost home ownership, which is great news for our customers."

This year, we made the decision to extend our corporate plan by a year and refresh our development target to build 4,000 new homes by March 2025. With over 900 developed over the previous two years and 1,400 properties currently being built on site, we are well over half way towards our target.

Joe Reeves, Executive Director of Finance & Growth

Chris Miller, Director of Development, said: “Handing over so many new homes this year while dealing with the various restrictions has been a challenge but I’m pleased that so many families have been able to settle into their new homes as planned.”

“I’m very proud of the team and their work both within Midland Heart and outside of the organisation with our many partners, developers and local authorities. The bar is set even higher for 2021/22 with a target of around 800 new homes to be completed by April 2022.”

Our forward pipeline is very strong and we are due to start on site on several sites this year, including the regeneration of Drakelow Park in Burton-on-Trent in partnership with Countryside.