Stepping up to deliver 152,000 homes

Date: 20 July 2017

Stepping up to deliver 152,000 homes

Saxon Weald's new homes are part of 88,000 being built by PlaceShapers in the next five years.


PlaceShapers is a network of more than 100 community focused housing associations. Its new We Build report sets out the increasing contribution that members have made - and will make - to solving the housing crisis.


In the next five years Saxon Weald plans to build around 500 homes.


Mark Crosby, Business Development Director said "This is an exciting time for Saxon Weald as we continue to grow in the South East through the delivery of quality affordable homes. We are committed to maintaining and developing housing for those unable to provide for themselves in today's market. Our homes build and shape communities."


We Build was launched at the Chartered Institute of Housing conference on Tuesday 27 June. We Build shows that:


  • PlaceShapers will complete 88,000 new homes in the next five years. This is a 12% overall increase on existing housing stock and 35% of homes predicted to be built by the housing association sector by 2022.
  • Over a 10-year period, PlaceShapers are ramping up to deliver an additional 152,000 new homes by 2027, almost doubling our recent output.
  • PlaceShapers members have built over 52,000 new homes in the last six years with at least 11,400 in the past year alone.


PlaceShapers chair Sinéad Butters said: "We see the housing crisis everyday as people are priced out of decent, secure and genuinely affordable homes. We are part of the solution and are stepping up to deliver 152,000 new homes across all tenures by 2027."