Building new homes

Optivo are increasing the number of new homes we build. A new development from OptivoWe’ll be investing £3.5bn in new homes over the next ten years.

We’re funding a development programme of 1,500 homes each year.

We’ll raise £1.5bn new finance to support our growth programme – putting us in a powerful position to tackle the housing crisis.

We’re developing new homes for:
  • Rent – including Affordable and Social Rent products
  • Shared Ownership 
  • Open Market Sale.
Find out more about current and future developments below.


Development opportunities

It’s an exciting time for Optivo. Our merger in May 2017 has given us the capacity to grow our development programme to more than 1,500 homes per year.


Growth Requirements

image: A new build development from OptivoThe majority of these new homes will be in London and South East with some targeted homes in the Midlands.

We’re seeking a pipeline of medium term (3-5 years) and longer term (over 5 years) land on sites that’ll deliver between 50-300 homes.

As well as larger sites we’ll deliver independently we will also consider unconditional land deals as well as those linked to planning, Joint Ventures, Option Agreements and regeneration opportunities.

We’re enhancing our network of land contacts to ensure we have got the right type, and volume, of land to allow us to meet our aims. We’re able to make offers quickly and pride ourselves on building longer term relationships in the property sector.

Our approval processes have been streamlined. Our New Business Team can provide indicative offers based on limited information and respond to tight deadlines.


Our areas of interest

We’d prefer sites in an area where we have a stockholding. We’re also interested in opportunities for market rented homes, NHS Key Worker housing and student accommodation.

The combined list of areas below is where we own housing stock so we’d be keen to secure more in these areas. However, we’ll also consider working in other areas if the site is sufficiently close to existing stock or perhaps is a size that makes entry into that geographic market justifiable.

Our maps below shows the areas we’d like to grow our development programme.

London and Surrey:

Map of London
1 Barnet 10 Merton 19 Hammersmith and Fulham
2 Bromley 11 Reigate and Banstead 20 Islington
3 Croydon 12 Southwark 21 Kensington and Chelsea
4 Ealing 13 Sutton 22 Kingston upon Thames
5 Enfield 14 Tandridge 23 Newham
6 Greenwich 15 Wandsworth 24 Richmond upon Thames
7 Haringey 16 Bexley 25 Runnymede
8 Lambeth 17 Camden 26 Tower Hamlets
9  Lewisham 18 Hackney 27 Waltham Forest
    28 Westminster

 Kent and Sussex

29 Adur 34 Dartford 39 Medway
30 Arun 35 Eastbourne 40 Rother
31 Ashford 36 Gravesham 41 Swale
32 Brighton and Hove 37 Hastings 42 Wealden
33 Canterbury 38 Lewes 43 Worthing
    44 Maidstone


45 Birmingham 47 Coventry 49 Warwick
46 Bromsgrove 48 Solihull 50 Milton Keynes

Please get in touch to discuss your ideas

We’re happy to discuss different Joint Venture mechanisms, either with land owners or developer/housebuilders or local authorities. We’ll develop in new areas where we don’t currently operate, if the development is large enough to create a critical mass of homes to sell or manage.

If you’ve a development opportunity you’d like to discuss with us please contact us using the form below.

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