Legal & General Affordable Homes has partnered with 14 established housing associations and providers to form a panel which will lead its housing operations across the UK. Creating a nationwide network of management partners, the panel will bring local expertise and the established infrastructure to support Legal & General in delivering its pipeline of 3,500 affordable homes. The selected panel consists of RHP, Optivo, Jigsaw, Flagship, Karbon Homes, Great Places, Chelmer Housing Partnership, Accord, Pinnacle Group, Stonewater, Regenda, Saxon Weald, Coastline and Raven.
Ben Denton, Managing Director, Legal & General Affordable Homes, commented: “After a rigorous tender process, focusing on the quality and customer service offering of 140 UK-wide housing associations, we have now established an experienced panel of management partners. With residents already moving into our first schemes, this represents another milestone as we continue to pioneer the Institutional Registered Provider model. There is an urgent need to keep innovating in this sector and to provide quality, stable homes for the 1.1 million households on waiting lists in England.”
Matthew Harrison, Chief Executive at Great Places, one of Legal & General Affordable Homes’ new management partners, said: “Great Places is delighted to be involved in this innovative new partnership with Legal & General. We will work across 27 different areas, helping to create successful communities and much needed, quality affordable rented and shared ownership homes. Both organisations have a shared vision to deliver excellent customer service, bespoke to individual needs and tenures, and we have a strong track record in successful partnerships, such as in our other high profile projects like Park Hill in Sheffield. ”
Claire Kober, Managing Director at Pinnacle Group, one of Legal & General Affordable Homes’ new management partners, said: “Legal & General’s entrance into the affordable housing market is an exciting proposition for everybody committed to increasing the supply of well-managed, high-quality affordable homes. Pinnacle is delighted to be working with Legal & General and is proud to have been selected as part of their panel of providers. We believe we can make a considerable contribution to their ambition to positively transform customer experience within the sector.”