Osborne scoops £20m deal haul

Osborne has secured £20m in contract wins in the past six months, helping local authorities and housing associations build more than 100 homes on brownfield sites across the South East.

The projects include a £9.4m contract with housing association Origin, to deliver 44 homes on a long narrow infill site, between a mainline railway line and a major road intersection in Enfield, London.

In addition, the service provider has secured a £9.1m contract with Brick by Brick, a private development company owned by Croydon Council, to build 51 homes across four sites in the borough; and a £1.2m contract with Dacorum Borough Council to deliver nine homes in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.

Osborne Communities has also landed places on Homes England’s Delivery Partner Panel 3 (DPP3), and on Southern Housing Group’s and Brick by Brick’s development frameworks, which will provide more development opportunities over the coming years.

These successes have all taken place since Andy Doylend joined Osborne Communities as managing director of Osborne Homes Limited, in April last year with a clear objective to develop new build opportunities.

Andy has more than 20 years’ experience in senior roles working within the housing sector for both public and private. He has managed various development teams, delivering projects ranging in value from £1m to over £150m, as well as creating a wide range of effective joint ventures initiatives with partners as well as running direct labour organisations (DLOs).

Speaking about his organisation’s recent wins, Andy Doylend, managing director of Osborne Homes, said:

“These contracts demonstrate Osborne Communities ability to understand the needs of local authorities and housing associations, and to deliver much needed homes on sites of all sizes.

“Securing places on DPP3, and on Southern Housing Group’s and Brick by Brick’s development frameworks, signals the beginning of a new phase of growth for Osborne Communities. We look forward to working with our partners across London and the South East and to further cementing our reputation as a trusted partner that provides excellent service and outstanding quality.”

Nick Sterling, executive director of Osborne Communities, which brings together Osborne Homes Limited and repairs and maintenance business Osborne Property Services Limited, said:

“Since Andy Doylend has come on board, we’ve experienced win after win for Osborne Homes. 2018 looks set to be an extremely successful year for Osborne Communities, with both Osborne Homes and Osborne Property Services further establishing themselves as organisations local authorities and housing associations want to work with.”