Development, or building new homes, is the engine room of our business.

As well as providing more much-needed housing, our construction programme helps to create jobs and training opportunities, regenerate neighbourhoods and support communities across the UK.

Sanctuary is building more homes than ever before. This will include a range of tenures to support more people into homeownership, as well as helping to meet the need for additional rented homes.

As part of this, we have been allocated almost £90 million funding from Homes England, its largest ever grant allocation, to build 2,265 affordable homes across England over the next five years.

This ambition to deliver takes forward our proud heritage as one of the leading developers of social housing nationally. Our £750 million national development programme, which ran from 2011 to 2015, saw the delivery of over 5,000 new homes.

Along the way, we won awards, achieved recognition for our use of green technologies and continued to create apprenticeships and employment opportunities.

The 2011–2015 programme was delivered on time, to budget and with style and compliance, while adhering to the highest possible standards.

We are currently working on our 2016-2021 Shared Ownership Affordable Homes Programme. In addition to building our own properties, we are also leading a consortium of smaller housing associations to build new high quality homes for people in need of affordable accommodation.