In 2009 we purchased a block of 12 new build flats from Habitat for Humanity. The negotiation process took place during the construction phase and went extremely well. The resultant flats were built to a high standard, have been popular with residents and were trouble free during the defects period.
We would be very happy to work again with Habitat should they have a future scheme within our areas of operation.
Adam Shepherd, Senior New Business Manager
Hexagon Housing Association
I just wanted to say thank you again for the opportunity to come and work with your team on the Kings Grove project yesterday. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and were thrilled to be a part of such an amazing organization like Habitat for Humanity.
Rebecca Stevenson, Vice President and Relationship Manager
Wells Fargo Bank
These properties have been refurbished to the high standard that Genesis HA expects. We are more than satisfied with the overall quality and condition of the property.
It has been a pleasure to work with HfH. This project was well organized, and the dedication and enthusiasm of their people involved was evident throughout. We would more than happy to enter into further projects with HfH.
Completely satisfied with the overall delivery on this project.
Ikraj Thancanamootoo, Business Team Negotiator
Genesis Housing Association
From start to completion HFH showed commitment to doing things the right way. In exploring the feasibility of the project their option development skills were crucial in establishing the best option to deliver the successful outcome. The sequencing of the work was well managed…this is a cost effective solution to a complex problem that has saved the council from having to raise the funding to bring the dwellings back.
LBBD are delighted with the outcome. Three families are now housed in quality accommodation at affordable rents. A depreciating asset is now appreciating. We have saved money and the street scene of the area has been significantly improved. LBBD are keen to build on the success of this project, and are in the process of identifying suitable properties for future projects.
Carson Millican, Empty Property Officer
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
It was delivered on time and on budget, which is always a good result for any project. It’s delivered affordable housing where it’s needed, jobs and training, and it’s great to actually recognise the housing needs and deliver them.
This is a flagship scheme for us, we’ll learn from what we’ve done here to deliver future jobs and training. The quality of this project is a testament to the young adults that actually delivered this. It’s a great build, the folk are happy who live here, the place is fully occupied.
Don Barclay, Director of Development
It was a huge success, just one of those projects that we felt – what a great job and what a great legacy for Banbury. We felt that through construction we had a great opportunity to not only address homelessness but to help young people develop skills and opportunities.
The ambition now is to create 250 opportunities like this over the next three years so actually it’s been a trigger for massive growth and change in our district.
We won a national local government award for innovation that was totally down to the partnership work that happened here and the outcomes that were achieved.
Helen Town, Strategic Housing Manager
Cherwell District Council
In their time here, the guys have worked really hard in redecorating both parts of our hostel and our young people’s centre. In all the time they have worked here the standards of work have been fantastic and it’s been a pleasure to have the team around, always smiling and enjoying the work they have been doing.
The work carried out in the youth centre has transformed the space and the feedback I have received from the young people who use the centre has been nothing but positive. Before the centre was pretty drab and dreary but now there is lot of colour in the place which has given it a new lease of life. I hope we can continue to work together in partnership in the future as I feel we both have a lot to offer one another.
Matt Hickson, Senior Youth Worker
SHFH are very interested in following up leads and working with a range of clients and customers. SHFH are able to deliver many of the requirements needed to tackle problematic and long term empty property. SHFH are willing to explore and engage with the local authority and understand the preses and constraints the LA is under to turn around eyesore and long term empty property.
SHFH’s commitment to training and developing building skills with their volunteers helps towards offering a competitive quote for property owners. The project was well managed and delivered on time and within budget.
Nick Long, Property Initiatives Manager
Lewisham Empty Homes
The quality of work SHFH produced on this scheme was of a very high standard. The site was a very difficult one, with a high level of dereliction. The scheme was located in a conservation area and protected shopping parade which added extra difficulties in terms of finance and design to the project.
Southwark Council are extremely pleased with the outputs of this scheme. It was a pilot scheme for the Council in terms of the financial model SHFH produced, and one that has delivered. The Council will continue to promote the work of SHFH with other empty homes owners and are supportive of the work they have done. We look forward to a continued partnership with SHFH.
Celia Esimaje, Empty Homes Manager
Southwark Empty Homes