Housing is one the essentials of life and high quality living conditions is key to a high quality of life. We work closely with customers to ensure homes and their wider environment can make a real difference. As an independent, family firm we still have these core values at the heart of our business. As experts in construction, engineering and development, we have the opportunity to apply these values in helping our customers achieve their wider ambitions more effectively.
We’re used to working to demanding schedules and using our financial know-how to ensure that a tight budget doesn’t mean compromising on quality of materials or workmanship. Our more open and collaborative approach with an emphasis on good understanding and communication between ourselves and our customers ensures greater cost predictability and control for them, and is why many choose us as their partner over many years.
While social and economic sustainability is paramount in all our affordable housing projects on behalf of our customers, we are also a market leader in high-performance, energy-efficient housing. This commitment to forward looking technologies and materials has seen Osborne completing the UK’s first Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5 project, a Code 6 affordable housing scheme in Windsor and currently working on the UK’s first affordable PassivHaus development in Horsham.
Creating mixed-use schemes calls for a wide range of skills and knowledge to help our customers achieve their wider ambitions. Efficient project management needs to be blended with an understanding of the inter-relationship between different uses, and how they can work together to complement each other. This broader perspective of both the design aspirations and stakeholder needs is key to achieving a financially viable and sustainable solution for our customers.
Our specialist service has been developed around a comprehensive understanding of the key construction and stakeholder considerations to deliver a successful project which takes all aspects and parties into account.
This sector, more than many others, draws upon the broad range of knowledge and expertise across construction, engineering and maintenance that exists within Osborne. As well as being particularly well suited to our more consultative and partnership approach due to its complexity and often sensitivity across the different end users.
Our more flexible and open approach and experience of working with developers, development agencies, urban regeneration companies, funders and consultants gives our customers confidence in our ability to deliver.
The introduction of more modular design schemes is creating more options to plan and sequence a potentially complex construction programme that balances quality and sustainability with speed which is highly valued by customers and can bring much greater cost predictability and control.
Care homes are about balancing the accommodation needs of residents with the asset management needs of the care home owners. This balance fits with our combination of development, construction and property management expertise to help our customers to achieve the right balance as part of realising their wider ambitions.
We’re used to working to demanding schedules and using our financial know-how to ensure that a tight budget doesn’t mean compromising on quality of materials or workmanship. Our more open and collaborative approach with an emphasis on good understanding and communication ensures greater cost predictability and control.
Our ability to work with Architects and Structural Engineers to plan and sequence a construction programme that balances safety and stability with speed of construction is highly valued by customers when their income is at stake. Using new materials and techniques that can reduce carbon footprint as well as running costs helps manage long term costs and create a more sustainable and environmentally friendly option for potential residents.
By working closely together and adapting to the continually changing challenges of this sector we continue to help customers achieve more through exceptional residential care facilities.