Building homes and communities
Latimer is a major developer, delivering more than 2,000 new homes every year.
Our homes range from city centre apartments to family homes in cities, towns and villages throughout England.
We build to last - focusing on sustainable homes and developments.
Our developments are usually a mix of affordable housing, such as shared ownership homes, and ones for private sale.
We’re committed to playing our part in tackling the UK’s housing crisis and in 2021-22:
- 2,276 new homes were completed
- 96% of our new homes were affordable.
We’re working with major house builders and local authorities on joint ventures. These enable us to develop more homes and build at scale.
We’re part of Clarion Housing Group, a business for social purpose. This means we reinvest any surplus in providing affordable housing and developing communities.
Our development plans
joint ventures underway in 2020-21
homes on a £400m development at Collingtree, near Northampton, in a joint venture with the Vistry Group.
homes at Sherford, a new town near Plymouth, in a joint venture with Bovis Homes.
Repurposing the historic Cocoa Works
We’ve transformed a derelict factory in York, built in the early 1890s and once home to Rowntree’s chocolate, into modern apartments in an £80m development. Almost 300 homes have been built in what is one of Yorkshire’s largest shared ownership schemes. A mix of studio, one, two, and three bedroom apartments are available from £174,000 and will be ready to move into from Spring/Summer 2023.
These homes, spread across two 16-storey and 13-storey residential towers, can be bought outright or through shared ownership. Prices start from £184,950. The apartments come with features such as floor to ceiling windows and built-in wardrobes, and access to a lounge terrace. Tram stops to the centre of Manchester are within a five minute walk.
The Barne Barton Transformation
Barne Barton, in the St Budeaux area of Plymouth, next to the River Tamar, was once Britain’s biggest naval estate. We’re investing £22m in demolishing the deteriorating estate. Residents can look forward to well-designed new affordable homes. The redevelopment will transform the layout and design of Barne Barton. Existing flats are being replaced with a combination of flats and houses.
The new estate will feature:
- accessible green spaces and infrastructure
- a diagonal green street across the estate which will open up views to the river.
Merton Estates Regeneration Programme
A £1.3bn programme is underway to redevelop three estates in High Path in South Wimbledon, and Ravensbury and Eastfields in Mitcham. Some 2,600 homes are being built, along with new playgrounds, electric car charging points, and landscaped grounds. The regeneration programme aims to create a sustainable community for residents.
It will also deliver environmental improvements such as:
- extensive tree planting
- district heat networks
- renewable technologies
- sustainable urban drainage.
The Sherwood Close development
This 1970s estate in West Ealing, London, is being replaced with a new development featuring high-quality homes, tree-lined avenues, communal courtyards and private gardens.
The new estate is set to be completed by 2023. It will contain around 300 high-quality new homes. These will be made up of a mixture of flats, maisonettes and townhouses from one to four-bedrooms in size.
Sutton Estate Regeneration project
Regeneration doesn’t always mean demolition and building from scratch. Take the £37m programme that is taking place at this historic estate in Chelsea, London.
We’re refurbishing four blocks that are currently empty. This will bring 80 homes back to life for social housing tenants. The Sutton Estate’s central square is being restored to its former glory. And many existing homes have had upgrades such as new kitchens, bathrooms, and boilers.
“We’re not just about bricks and mortar, but building thriving and vibrant communities, and working with like-minded partners who share our commitment to placemaking is at the heart of what we do.”