Places for People FAQs
Places for People is one of largest property and leisure management, development and regeneration companies in the UK. We own or manage 150,000 homes and have assets in excess of £3.1 billion. As a not-for-dividend organisation, any profit we make is re-invested back into the business.
- Who are Places for People and what do you do?
We are one of the largest property and leisure management, development and regeneration companies in the UK. We own or manage 150,000 homes and have assets in excess of £3.1 billion.
‘House building’ is one of our core services but we don’t stop there. Our placemaking approach means we consider the infrastructure and services, like shops, schools, leisure facilities, transport links and healthcare facilities. We work with local communities to plan and design mixed-tenure places, with energy efficient homes, a range of facilities and carefully designed public spaces. Our aim is to create high-quality places where people want to live. We also manage these places so they’re sustainable in the future.
Corporate responsibility remains at the heart of what we do – we believe in responsible business, and work hard to integrate responsible business principles into everything we do.
Places for People was recently awarded UK Housebuilder of the Year and Estates Gazette’s Residential Company of the Year; testimony to the quality of our work.
- Are Places for People just building homes to make a profit?
Our products and services are socially and commercially driven. As a not-for-dividend organisation, any profit we make is re-invested back into the business.
Yes, we make a profit, but we invest all our profit back into the business and our communities. This approach means we can sustain a wide range of activities that make a difference to people’s lives.
- Can Places for People deliver something this big?
Yes, we are one of the largest development and property management companies in the UK. We already manage over 62,000 homes and our developments have won high profile awards.
We are building a 2,500-home extension to Milton Keynes involving significant up-front investment into infrastructure and amenities. We are regenerating a former dockyard in the north-east which demanded £20million of infrastructure and remediation before any new homes could be built.
On a proposal of this scale, we will work with other partners at different stages and ensure they deliver the agreed vision. We will coordinate the delivery of the complex investment plan needed to deliver on a large scale and ensure that long-term governance is factored in from the outset.
- What experience does Places for People have with projects of this scale?
We have a record of creating award-winning developments that are environmentally sustainable.
We are currently building a 2,500-home extension to Milton Keynes involving significant up-front investment into infrastructure and amenities. You can take a look at some of our completed developments on the Places for People website.
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