Building a top reputation
A Cornish housing charity is one of the top 50 biggest builders in the country.
Charts just published by Inside Housing magazine place Redruth-based Coastline Housing at number 40, ahead of many much larger housing providers around the UK.
Coastline is currently in its most rapid period of growth ever. Earlier this year it celebrated customers moving into its 1,000th new-build home, and plans to complete at least 300 a year through to 2021.
Allister Young, Coastline Housing’s Chief Executive, says: “It’s incredibly rewarding to see Coastline at this position on the Inside Housing list, and it’s great news for Cornwall to see so many new affordable homes being built. We are the second fastest growing housing association in the entire country, a fantastic result helping us achieve our aims to generate 900 jobs and over £40m into the Cornish economy.”
Derek Law MBE, Coastline Group Chair, adds: “I am very proud to see Coastline recognised for the superb work it is doing to provide housing for local people and contribute so much to the local economy. My thanks must go to our exceptional Development Team who have worked tirelessly with colleagues across Coastline to achieve this, as well as working in partnership with agencies to identify where affordable homes are needed most, and to secure funding from Cornwall Council and the government via Homes England. It’s been a true team effort.”
Coastline Housing built 331 homes in the past year in towns and villages across Cornwall including Rame, St Ives and Heartlands.
It has recently started on-site with 21 new much-needed affordable homes at St Tudy, a further 75 at Higher Nansloe in Helston, and a dedicated Homeless Centre at Pool.