Consortium Exceeds New Homes Targets

Coopers Mews, Egham, Surrey

The Wayfarer Partnership, of which Crown Simmons Housing is a member, has exceeded its targets and successfully delivered 1,844 new affordable homes across the south of England as part of the Homes and Communities Agency’s 2011/2015 Affordable Homes Programme, 15% higher than the agreed contract.

The four year programme included a number of supported housing schemes through the Agency’s specialist Homelessness Change Programme as well as large regeneration schemes and housing for a range of specialist needs.  The homes have been built across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex and Wiltshire.

The overall aim of the HCA’s 2011/2015 Affordable Homes Programme was to deliver 80,000 homes across England by 2015 supported by investment from the HCA. As the programme drew to a close, Lindsay Todd, Chief Executive at Radian (a member of Wayfarer), was delighted to announce that the Consortium had exceeded the HCA’s target.

Lindsay commented:- “This is an outstanding achievement and reflects the hard work of all members of the consortium over the last 4 years.  Wayfarer is delighted to be instrumental in delivering these much needed homes for local people”.

Crown Simmons delivered two new housing schemes as part of the programme – Paynter Court in Guildford and Blue Ball Lane, Egham.

Coopers Mews, Egham, Surrey
Coopers Mews, Egham, Surrey

Wayfarer is now focused on delivering the HCA’s 2015/18 programme and plans to build in excess of 1,000 homes over the three year period.

The Wayfarer Partnership was established in 2003.  The consortium is led by Radian and includes First Wessex, Raven Housing Trust, Petersfield Housing Association, Havant Housing Association, Crown Simmons Housing, Two Saints, Greenoak, Southampton City Council, Fareham Borough Council and Bracknell Forest Homes.

For further information on the Wayfarer consortium please visit

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