We all know more homes are needed, so Rooftop set an ambitious target for 2022/2023 and has already smashed it.
By the end of March, the Group planned to build 143 new affordable homes for sale, for shared ownership, and for rent; by the end of December, they have already handed over 146 homes, have completed a further eight in January, and are due to complete another 20 before the end of the financial year.
That’s 174 new homes in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire, many with an A rating for environmental standards. Most developers aim for a B rating, but Rooftop thinks energy efficiency and eco building is essential. With high fuel prices and the rising cost of living, this makes Rooftop homes good for the planet, and kinder on people’s pockets.
At a time of economic downturn and a fall in the housing market, Rooftop has bucked the trend of a challenging market by delivering much needed affordable homes for communities in our area.
Group Chief Executive Boris Worrall says.
“There's a huge shortage of housing in South Worcestershire and North Gloucestershire and we are doing all we can to address that. The past year has seen huge challenges but with the brilliant support of our local authority partners and Homes England we have been able to deliver a significant number of affordable homes for local people. We also use regional contractors where we can, to ensure that the millions of pounds of investment and public funding supports local jobs and the economy'.