Posted on 23 July 2018
We have come together with three other housing associations to create a ground-breaking joint venture to deliver new homes at greater pace and scale in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough combined authority (CPCA) area.
‘Evera Homes’ is an LLP created and capitalised by Hyde, Flagship Group, Longhurst Group and Cross Keys Homes; hearing the Homes England call for ‘enterprising delivery partners’. Our primary aim is to stretch our resources to tackle the acute shortage of quality, affordable homes of all tenures across the area.
Together, Evera’s members already deliver homes for one in three of all housing association tenants in the area. The new development partnership brings together the members’ skills, expertise and local knowledge; it also offers a platform for investment in partnerships with others in the public and private sector.
Our plan is to deliver the ‘start on site’ of an additional 2,000 new homes by 2023. The ambition is to work with partners to double this number of homes. Evera Homes will focus on larger, phased projects to accelerate housing supply with a drive to maximise the delivery of affordable housing.
Chair of Evera Homes, Claire Higgins, said: “We know there is strong economic growth in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority area and are committed to helping accelerate housing supply of much needed homes. We will work creatively with the combined authority and others to provide quality homes and support thriving communities, delivering on local aspiration. The four associations have significant resources, expertise and most importantly a huge commitment to the area and believe that together we can deliver much more at pace than we could individually.”
Evera Homes will be officially launched at a local event on 12 September. You can find out more now at www.everahomes.co.uk.
Katrina Laud, Strategic Director, said: “We believe this is the right time to focus on building the future and doing things differently. Working in this way will put us at the forefront to respond to the chronic housing need in the CPCA area. We will innovate; embracing a role for SME builders helping to boost skills in the area, explore Modern Methods of Construction and the Community Land Trust model to achieve our ambitious goals.”
Further information is available on the Homes for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough website.