Springfield aims to deliver 1,500 affordable homes by 2020
Springfield Properties is currently on target to deliver 1,500 affordable homes across Scotland by 2020.
This follows the Scottish Government’s announcement that it is investing £3.2 billion to deliver 50,000 affordable homes by 2020-21 to help reduce the housing deficit. Currently in Scotland more than 150,000 households are on the waiting list and more than one in three social houses are below the Scottish Housing Quality Standard. Through its Springfield Partnerships division, Springfield Properties has been supporting the Government’s new homes drive and year on year the housebuilder has doubled the number of affordable homes it has built.
The leading housebuilder handed over 174 affordable homes last financial year and plans to complete more than 300 before May 2018, and plans to develop a further 1,000 by 2020.
Springfield Partnerships managing director, Tom Leggeat, said: “Since we established the Partnership company in 2004, we have built more than 1,500 high quality affordable homes. Our commitment to doubling that number by 2020 demonstrates the phenomenal growth we’ve seen in the business.
“Government backing has opened up new opportunities for housebuilders to positively contribute to affordable housing stock, providing high quality homes for families all over Scotland. Councils and housing associations recognise the requirement for more housing and are actively seeking to increase and improve their stock as funding becomes more readily available.
“The Scottish Government’s pledge to build more affordable homes is good news for families on social housing waiting lists. It will also benefit businesses like Springfield with an increased order book which will, in turn, secure and create jobs and growth.”
Tom joined Springfield as a Quantity Surveyor in 2004. Over the last 13 years, he has worked with many different housing associations and councils to deliver affordable housing across Scotland in projects totaling just under £200 million.