About development

We're one of the largest housing providers in the south with 50,000 homes and assets and 114,000 residents living in them. We build quality, sustainable homes and we believe that collaboration is key to solving the housing crisis. It's why we're passionate about partnering with organisations that share our values.

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Our development commitment

We believe that everyone has the right to a high-quality, safe, warm and sustainable home.

But it’s not just the homes, we believe in creating places where people feel part of a community. It’s a place where you can dream big, achieve your goals and be who you want to be.

There aren’t enough homes for everyone who needs one.

To help change this we’re building at least 10,000 new homes by 2030.

Innovation is going to be key.

We need to increase delivery speed and take control of quality. Challenge accepted.

We’ve committed to:

  • Working with Homes England and other organisations that share our values to solve the housing challenge through collaboration.
  • Creating high-quality homes. Our homes will enhance communities and be well-managed and maintained.
  • Working in partnership with local authorities and other housing associations, as lead partner of Wayfarer. We’ll continue to expand on the 100,000 homes owned or managed by Wayfarer partners throughout the south of England.
  • Delivering innovatively. We’re going to maximise the number of off-site manufactured homes we deliver to minimise our carbon footprint and increase delivery.
  • Using our in-house construction team to build our own homes. We’ll improve efficiency and quality and help to build great places to live.
  • Having a solution for every site. We can provide the right development whether that’s land led, regeneration, joint ventures or Section 106

Want to know more? Take a look at our full strategy or look through our Development Portfolio.

Sawyers Close

Sawyers Close

In December the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) agreed to grant planning permission for 413 new homes and the phased demolition of the four existing blocks at Sawyers Close.

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Lovell’s joint venture with Abri, one of the south’s largest housing providers, will deliver 500 new homes at Bincombe Park, as part of an urban extension on the outskirts of the town.

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Working collaboratively

By working together and forming strategic alliances we’re able to achieve so much more. Some of our key partners include:

Wayfarer Partnership

Homes England

Building Better

It was great to work with Abri delivering 72 one, two and three-bedroom apartments in Woking over two adjacent sites. The team of consultants worked extremely well and engaged productively with the council at all levels to deliver a scheme through planning in record time.

Managing Director, Ivory Group

Vistry and Abri have been working in partnership to develop a 120 unit housing scheme in Sayers Common. It has been a pleasure to bring our teams together, in order to successfully deliver this site and hopefully this just one of many projects we will deliver together in the future

Divisional Managing Director, Vistry Group

Bloor Homes have worked with Abri for many years, delivering a succession of much-needed newly built affordable homes throughout Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset. We have an excellent working relationship with them, developed through our shared values of delivering quality housing for local people, living in communities they are proud to call home

Group Director of Partnership Housing at Bloor Homes

Abri are a long established and trusted delivery partner for Drew Smith/Vistry Partnerships and we have always enjoyed a positive and collaborative working relationship with them. At our Pembers Hill Park development we are working closely both with the Sales Team and the New Homes delivery team who, as usual have been an absolute pleasure to work with. Both teams are working proactively and positively with us on all aspects of the project, responding promptly to our requests for information and playing an integral park in key decision making processes. Partnership working is critical to our ongoing success and we are delighted that Abri share in our ethos and values.

New Business Director at Drew Smith/Vistry Partnerships

As a partnership housebuilder, Keepmoat Homes looks for partners we can work with again and again. In my experience Abri stand out from the crowd as being great to work with. They take a collaborative approach to making development happen. The team are very experienced, they move quickly and do what they say they’re going to do. They have a competitive, commercial approach to development, but also the drive to make deals work. Keepmoat will definitely be looking to work with Abri more in the future.

Head of Land & Partnerships, Keepmoat

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