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Welcome to the Orbit Homes Press Office

Here you will find out about our latest events and news stories.

For further information please email: homes@orbit.org.uk

New Erith Park street names revealed

Jan
27

The names of the new streets and apartment buildings in the Erith Park development have just been announced

Successful delivery of drug and alcohol support programme in Northamptonshire

Jan
14

Orbit Homes has successfully completed the acquisition of 20 properties in the Northampton area to support the drugs and alcohol action team in delivering the positive housing and supportive environments programme

Orbit Homes ‘open to discussions’ as it sets 12,000 homes target

Jan
13

Orbit Homes announced plans in December last year to build 12,000 new homes by 2020, calling on local authorities, developers, construction companies, land agents and investors to help deliver the ambitious target.

Record new build sales receipts for Orbit Homes

Jan
12

Orbit Homes reported strong new build figures towards the end of last year, with the monthly sales receipt exceeding £5 million for the first time

New affordable housing scheme to be developed in Norwich

Jan
10

 A brown field site in the middle of Norwich has been demolished to make way for a selection of affordable homes

Development team celebrate raising £4,200 for charity

Development team celebrate raising £4,200 for charity

Jan
9

 Orbit Homes’ Development team are celebrating after raising over £4,200 for children’s hospice Demelza House in Sittingbourne

Da Vinci housing scheme opens in Wellingborough

Jan
8

 An innovative new housing scheme for adults living with physical disabilities has opened in the heart of Wellingborough

Orbit Group ‘open to discussions’ as it sets 12,000 homes target

Dec
2

 Orbit Group today announced plans to build 12,000 new homes by 2020 and called on local authorities, developers, construction companies, land agents and investors to help deliver that ambitious target

Shared Ownership homes in demand

Shared Ownership homes in demand

Nov
27

 Northampton house hunters were out in force last weekend with more than 100 people attending the launch of the Booth Park development. 

 

Orbit Group named SHIFT’s leaders on adaption to climate change

Nov
21

 Orbit Group havebeen named Leaders on Adaptation to Climate Change at the Sustainable Homes Index For Tomorrow (SHIFT) Awards 2013

Shared Ownership helps Gemma buy her first home

Shared Ownership helps Gemma buy her first home

Nov
12

27 year-old Sales Co-ordinator Gemma was able to purchase a home of her own with the help of Shared Ownership

Record new build sales receipts for Orbit Homes

Nov
7

Orbit Homes has reported strong sales figures with October sales receipts for new build homes exceeding £4 million

Buyers snap up Shared Ownership homes in Epsom

Buyers snap up Shared Ownership homes in Epsom

Oct
22

 House-hunters in Epsom are being urged to move quickly if they want to be in with a chance of securing a home at the Noble Park development

 

Orbit Homes kick into action for child poverty charity

Orbit Homes kick into action for child poverty charity

Oct
20

Orbit Homes donned their football kits and kicked off recently at the Orbit Challenge Cup – a five-a-side tournament organised to raise funds for charity Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG).

Things are looking rosy for Orbit Homes

Oct
19

The first week of October was a busy one for Coventry florists! Two colleagues have received beautiful bouquets of flowers from happy customers. 

New Construction Director for Orbit Homes

New Construction Director for Orbit Homes

Oct
19

Orbit Homes has appointed Andrew McDermott as Construction Director 

 

 

Orbit South and Wates ‘cement’ relationship with development agreement signing at Erith Park in Sout

Orbit South and Wates ‘cement’ relationship with development agreement signing at Erith Park in Sout

Oct
19

 Orbit South and Wates Living Space Ltd have formalised their relationship by signing an unconditional contract for the development of Erith Park

Orbit Homes cuts ribbon of new £2.5m housing scheme in Lowestoft

Orbit Homes cuts ribbon of new £2.5m housing scheme in Lowestoft

Oct
18

Craig Fleming, Director of Football at Lowestoft Town Football Club, presided over the official opening of Orbit East’s affordable new housing development at Compass Street in Lowestoft

First milestone for Booth Park development

First milestone for Booth Park development

Oct
16

 The first phase of homes on a £11.2m affordable housing scheme at Booth Rise in Northampton has been completed

 

Orbit Homes opening first outright sale led development in the South

Orbit Homes opening first outright sale led development in the South

Oct
9

 Orbit Homes is preparing to celebrate the opening of its first outright-sale led development in the South, in Whitstable, Kent, on Thursday 17 October.

Orbit Homes Raise £12,800 for Baby Hospice

Sep
25

Orbit Homes, the development and sales division of Orbit Group, are celebrating after raising over £12,500 for Coventry baby hospice, Zoe’s Place

Orbit Homes given the go-ahead on two new developments

Sep
13

Developer Orbit Homes has been given the green light for two new developments in Deal and Uckfield 

Mayor lays the foundation for new housing development

Mayor lays the foundation for new housing development

Aug
6

The Town Mayor of Royal Leamington Spa, Councillor Judith Clarke, laid the first brick of a new housing development by Orbit Homes, the sales and development division of Orbit Group, in a ceremony held on Friday 2 August.

Orbit Ranked in UK’s Top Three House Builders

Jul
30

Orbit Homes has been ranked third in Inside Housing’s list of top 50 developing housing associations for 2013. This influential list is published annually. For Orbit Homes, this marks a big improvement of ten rankings in the last year.

Work starts on Orbit’s first open market development by in-house team

Work starts on Orbit’s first open market development by in-house team

Jul
30

Construction has started at Orbit’s Golden Hill development in Whitstable. For the first time, Orbit will offer homes for sale on the open market in the South of England that have been constructed by Orbit Build. Similar developments are planned for the region.

Orbit Homes’ East Team secures high number of affordable units

Jul
30

Orbit Homes’ East Team is pleased to report that it has secured a high number of affordable units recently. The team has worked hard with national house builders to include affordable housing on estates across the region.

St Bede’s open day showcases independent living for the over 55s

St Bede’s open day showcases independent living for the over 55s

Jul
30

At a recent open day, Orbit’s St Bede’s development in Bedford showcased its independent living approach. St Bede’s is designed exclusively for the over 55s. Residents are encouraged to be independent. They can also buy in care when needed

Orbit Homes continues to grow and deliver in tough times

Jul
30

In tough economic conditions, Orbit Homes continues to grow and help address the housing shortfall. With less grant funding available, Orbit Homes is using innovative ways to help achieve its ambitious targets. Here you’ll learn more about this targeted approach

New contract win with Nuneaton and Bedworth

Jul
30

Orbit Homes has won a contract with Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council. It will provide project management services for the design and construction of up to 40 new council homes. The three-site development combines one, two and three bedroom houses and bungalows.

Milton Keynes council awards Orbit Homes new contract

Jul
30

Orbit Homes has won the contract to build the first new council homes in Milton Keynes for over 15 years. The development consists of 12 wheelchair standard bungalows. Orbit Homes will design, build and project manage it on behalf of the council

Orbit Homes win new Council development contract

Jun
17

Orbit Homes, the development and sales division of Orbit Group, have won a contract to provide project management services for the design and construction of up to 40 new council homes for Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council.

Celebrating Shared Ownership Week in Bedford

Mar
21

Celebrating Shared Ownership Week, the Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, visited Orbit Homes £13.6m St Bede’s development in Bedford

New Independent Living development for Leamington Spa

Mar
12

Orbit Homes, the development and sales division of Orbit Group, has completed a land purchase in Leamington Spa for the development of an Independent Living scheme.

A new home for Uckfield couple

A new home for Uckfield couple

Mar
5

Young couple, Natalie and Jamie, we able to purchase their first home with a little help from Shared Ownership

 

Escape the rental trap with Shared Ownership

Escape the rental trap with Shared Ownership

Feb
15

Proud mum of three, Ann-Marie and partner Sam put a stop to "dead money" renting thanks to Shared Ownership and are now the proud owners of a beautiful family home at Roebuck Park in Hellingly, East Sussex.

Orbit Homes Shortlisted for First Time Buyer Award

Feb
5

Orbit Homes are celebrating after being shortlisted for a pretigious awards at the 2013 First Time Buyer Readers Awards

The ideal home for an ideal price

The ideal home for an ideal price

Jan
29

Hard worker Louise Billman was able to enjoy the fruits of her labour sooner than she’d expected with the help of Orbit Homes’ Shared Ownership Scheme and it seems the reward couldn’t have been sweeter. "I am the happiest I have been in a very long time", she told us.

From 'Shared Renting' to Shared Ownership

From 'Shared Renting' to Shared Ownership

Jan
14

Thanks to HomeBuy Shared Ownership Yaw Agyei and wife Harriet were finally able to escape the rental trap and  enjoy the pleasures of family life in their very own home

A green light for Larner Road regeneration

A green light for Larner Road regeneration

Dec
14

Planning permission has been granted for the £100m Larner Road regeneration project with work expected to commence on site in March 2013

 

HomeBuy Shared Ownership helps Nicola to fly the nest

HomeBuy Shared Ownership helps Nicola to fly the nest

Dec
12

When first time buyer Nicola Phippen decided it was time to fly the nest she wondered how she would be able to afford a home of her own, then she discovered HomeBuy Shared Ownership

You CAN do it on your own

You CAN do it on your own

Nov
23

A common worry of the single buyer is, without a joint income, how could I ever possibly afford my own home? But Hannah Purvis, 32, found that with the help of the HomeBuy Shared Ownership scheme she was able to take that all-important first step on the property ladder.

A helping hand for first time buyers in Epsom

Nov
18

Struggling first time buyers in Epsom may find that their dream of home-ownership is closer than they think as house builder Orbit Homes prepares to launch their latest development ‘Fusion’ this weekend.

Contracts signed on new Northampton homes

Contracts signed on new Northampton homes

Nov
13

With the building of new homes outlined as a top priority in the housing minister, Mark Prisk’s brief, the announcement that contracts have been signed on a major affordable housing scheme on the edge of Northampton means the town will soon benefit from over 100 houses and apartments.

One step on the housing ladder...one giant leap for your relationship

One step on the housing ladder...one giant leap for your relationship

Nov
9

Young Norfolk-based couple, James and Rachel were able to move into a new and exciting chapter of their relationship earlier this year with the help of Shared Ownership

Orbit Homes celebrates Blakenham Fields opening

Oct
26

On Tuesday 23rd October Orbit Homes celebrated the formal opening of the Blakenham Fields development in Great Blakenham with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Orbit Homes signs up to NewBuy

Oct
3

Orbit Homes, the development and sales arm of Orbit Group, has been approved as a provider of the Government-backed NewBuy scheme. The mortgage indemnity scheme allows buyers to secure a mortgage with as little at a 5 per cent deposit

Orbit Homes takes the gold

Sep
19

Orbit Homes, the development and sales arm of Orbit Group, has been awarded a gold accreditation from Investors in People (IIP), an organisation committed to effective people management.

Orbit Homes ‘Help and Reward’ the bank of Mum and Dad

Sep
10

A recent study has shown that the biggest concern for would-be first time buyers is saving a large enough mortgage deposit. If this applies to you then don't worry, help is at hand with Orbit Homes' new 'Help and Reward' scheme

Bexley Regeneration Project marches forward

Sep
10

A planning application to transform the Larner Road estate in Bexley into a new 620 home community has been submitted.

Orbit Homes raises £21,000 for baby hospice

Orbit Homes raises £21,000 for baby hospice

Aug
16

Orbit Homes, the development and sales arm of Orbit Group, are celebrating after raising over £21,000 for a baby hospice by hosting a charity golf day.

New Shared Ownership homes to be unveiled in Lowestoft

Jul
11

 

House-hunters in Lowestoft are invited to attend the launch of Orbit Homes’ brand new development of Shared Ownership homes at St Margaret’s Quarter on Saturday 28th July

 

Orbit Homes Sponsors Skills Hub for Students

Jun
18

Orbit Homes, the development and sales arm of Orbit Group, is investing in the future of the construction industry by co-sponsoring a construction skills centre for young people.
 

Local MP buries time capsule at Bedford housing scheme

Local MP buries time capsule at Bedford housing scheme

May
1

Richard Fuller, Member of Parliament for Bedford and Kempston, joined Orbit Homes and Mansell Construction Services Ltd representatives to bury a time capsule on the site of the former St Bedes school, where the construction of a new £13.6m housing scheme is underway.

Residents play key role in shaping £128m transformation of London neighbourhood

Apr
25

Design Council Cabe is exploring with residents from Bexley in London how a £128m regeneration project should transform their neighbourhood.

Orbit Homes excels in year-end figures

Apr
6

Following the busiest quarter on record, Orbit Homes has reported an excellent set of year-end figures, exceeding new homes sales targets

New Homes in Hastings Proving Popular

Mar
29

The first new homes at the Ore Valley regeneration project were officially unveiled at an opening ceremony last Thursday 

Affordable retirement information day in Bedford

Affordable retirement information day in Bedford

Mar
20

On Wednesday 28th March Orbit Homes will be holding an information day to allow interested Bedford buyers to find out more about a brand new development of luxury apartments designed specifically for the over 55’s.

Orbit Homes invests in the house builders of tomorrow

Mar
8

Orbit Homes, the development and sales arm of Orbit Group, is investing in the future of house building by sponsoring the Young Builder of the Year Awards, organised by Youthbuild UK.

A strong start to 2012 for Orbit Homes

Mar
5

Orbit Homes has reported a strong start to 2012 with the number of sales, reservations and visitor numbers recorded during the first two months of the year well ahead of figures for the same period in 2011. 

New Homes in Cringleford are in demand

Feb
28

Orbit Homes new development of two and three-bedroom homes at Catkin Close in Cringleford is proving popular with would-be buyers 

New Homes in Long Lawford Completed

New Homes in Long Lawford Completed

Feb
24

On Wednesday 22nd February Orbit Homes and William Davis Ltd celebrated the official completion of The Paddocks in Rugby 

Time is running out for first time buyers to beat Stamp Duty Deadline

Feb
15

With just five weeks to go before the Stamp Duty exemption for First Time Buyers comes to an end, Orbit Homes is urging first time buyers to move quickly If they want to save themselves some money.

Property expert appointed Chair of Orbit Homes

Property expert appointed Chair of Orbit Homes

Feb
6

Former Managing Director of Kingsgate Property Consultants, Chris Crook,  has joined as Chair of Orbit Homes

 

Shared Ownership comes to Herne Bay

Shared Ownership comes to Herne Bay

Jan
23

House-builder Orbit Homes is urging first-time buyers in Herne Bay not to miss out on their chance to buy a place of their own as they prepare to launch a selection of new homes available with HomeBuy Shared Ownership

Now's the time for First Time Buyers to make a move

Jan
17

Orbit Homes is urging first time buyers to move quickly before the current Stamp Duty exemption comes to an end in March, potentially adding thousands of pounds to the cost of buying a new home.

 
Orbit Homes plays Santa to Bedford couple

Orbit Homes plays Santa to Bedford couple

Dec
22

A young couple are celebrating after becoming the first residents to move into their new home at popular Bedford development, Aspire. just in time for Christmas

Orbit Homes Takes Silver at What House? Awards

Nov
21

Orbit Homes have scooped a nationally acclaimed housing award for their Sampson Close Development at the 2011 What House? Awards.

Last few Shared Ownership homes available in Kettering - open day this weekend

Nov
14

Orbit Homes will be holding an open day on Saturday 19th November to allow interested buyers an opportunity to snap up one of the last few new homes available at Furnace Lane. Shares are now available from as little as 25% and furthermore, reserve a home this weekend and receive an incentive to suit you

New show home to be unveiled at The Paddocks

Nov
11

Orbit Homes is preparing to launch a brand new showhome at popular Rugby development The Paddocks on Saturday 19th November

Orbit Homes to build 4,000 new homes by 2015

Nov
2

Housing developer, Orbit Homes has today announced it will build 4000 new homes by 2015, with help from funding awarded by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). 

Shared Ownership Open Weekend at Aspire

Oct
31

First-time buyers in Bedford will be delighted to hear that selected new homes at Orbit Homes’ Aspire development are now available with HomeBuy Shared Ownership.

Don’t miss out on a home at ‘The Station’

Don’t miss out on a home at ‘The Station’

Oct
25

Orbit Homes is urging first-time buyers in Bexley not to miss out on their chance to buy a new home of their own. Despite launching little over a month ago, new homes at ‘The Station’ have proven incredibly popular with over half of the apartments now under offer.

Help to buy an affordable new home in Nuneaton

Oct
20

First Time buyers in Nuneaton are set to receive a much-needed boost as Coventry-based house builder, Orbit Homes, prepares to launch a brand new development; Leyland Gardens.

Cheaper to buy than Rent in Northamptonshire

Oct
12

Those looking for a new home may be surprised to learn that they can now leave renting behind and save money each month by buying a brand new home at one of Orbit Homes developments in Northamptonshire

Celebrations Mark The Start of Great Blakenham Development

Celebrations Mark The Start of Great Blakenham Development

Oct
3

On Friday 23rd September, a groundbreaking ceremony marked the start on site of Orbit Homes’ 383-home mixed-tenure development in Great Blakenham.

 

Shared Ownership Open Evening In Nuneaton

Sep
30

Orbit Homes will be holding an open evening on Tuesday 4th October to allow would-be buyers in Nuneaton to find out all about the forthcoming Shared Ownership development at Leyland Gardens in Nuneaton.

Aspiring buyers in Bexley invited to Affordable Housing Show

Sep
26

On Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October, Orbit Homes will be attending the Bexley Affordable Housing Information Show and would-be buyers in the area are invited to come along and speak to memebers of staff about the Shared Ownership homes available in the London Borough of Bexley.

A helping hand for first time buyers in Bexley

Sep
21

 

Struggling first time buyers in Bexley may find that their dream of home-ownership is closer than they think as house builder Orbit Homes prepares to launch not one, but two brand new developments this weekend.
 

Cotswolds Living at an Affordable Price

Cotswolds Living at an Affordable Price

Sep
14

 If you're after an impressive address at an affordable price then look no further; Orbit Homes has just one, two bedroom apartment available on a Shared Ownership basis at Coachman's Court in Moreton In Marsh

Open Day At The Point, Bexhill on Sea

Sep
6

Orbit Homes will be holding an open day on Saturday 24th September from 10 am to 3 pm in Bexhill on Sea

New affordable homes in Shipston On Stour

Aug
8

Orbit Homes' latest development at Church View in Shipston On Stour launches on Saturday 20th August with the unveiling of the brand new 'Broadway' style show home

HomeBuy Shared Ownership helps Diana step back onto the property ladder

HomeBuy Shared Ownership helps Diana step back onto the property ladder

Aug
3

After stepping off the property ladder some ten years ago Diana didnt think she would ever be able to buy a home of her own again. Then she found out about the HomeBuy Shared Ownership scheme

New residents celebrate the completion of 'The Point' in Bexhill

Aug
1

On Tuesday 26 July 2011, Orbit Homes and Orbit South celebrated the completion of Compass House, a contemporary new 42-apartment development in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex with an opening event.

HomeBuy Direct now available at Aspire

HomeBuy Direct now available at Aspire

Jul
29

First-time buyers in Bedford will be delighted to hear that selected properties at Orbit Homes’ Aspire development are now available under the government-funded HomeBuy Direct scheme.

 

Orbit Homes to hold duo of of affordable home ownership open events

Jul
26

Orbit Homes will be holding a duo of open events in Northamptonshire on Saturday 6th August

Luxurious living at affordable prices - New homes launch in Rye

Luxurious living at affordable prices - New homes launch in Rye

Jul
25

 Orbit Homes will be launching a slection of one, two and three-bedroom homes at the Valley Park development in Rye on 30th July. 

Official Opening of Furnace Lane

Official Opening of Furnace Lane

Jul
20

On Tuesday 19th July Orbit held an official opening ceremony of the Furnace Lane development in Kettering bringing together local dignitaries and project partners who were involved in the planning, design and build of the site.

Heronsbrook open evening

Jul
18

Just two, two-bedroom apartments now remain available at the Heronsbrook development in Minster for sale under the HomeBuy Shared Ownership scheme

St Bede's wins housing design award

St Bede's wins housing design award

Jul
15

Thursday July 14th saw Orbit Homes’ planned retirement development, St. Bede’s in Bedford named winner of a prestigious Housing Design Award

Why Rent When You Can Buy? - New Affordable Homes Available in Ipswich

Jul
14

 Orbit Homes will be holding an open day on Saturday 23rd July between 11 am and 3 pm at the Illuminations development, off Bramford Road in Ipswich

Mayor of Maidstone officially opens rural housing development

Jul
10

 Orbit Homes rural housing development at Peter Pease Close was declared officially open by the Mayor of Maidstone at an opening ceremony on Thursday 7th July

New Homes Launch at The Sidings in Hastings

Jul
3
Orbit Homes will be holding an open day on Saturday 16th July to showcase the new homes available at 'The Sidings' in Hastings 
 
 
Celebrations mark the official opening of ‘Aspire’

Celebrations mark the official opening of ‘Aspire’

Jun
27

Orbit Homes celebrated the offical opening of  'Aspire' development today with a ribbon cutting ceremony and show home tour

 

Final two affordable homes available in Redhill

Final two affordable homes available in Redhill

Jun
20

Orbit Homes will be holding an open day on Saturday 9th July to allow househunters in Redhill the opportunity to purchase an affordable home in the award winning 'Watercolour' development 

Open Day to Launch 'The Paddocks' in Long Lawford

Jun
17

Orbit Homes’ are holding an open day at The Paddocks, Long Lawford on Saturday 2nd July between 10 am and 3 pm to allow househunters to take a first look at the new homes on offer through the HomeBuy Shared Ownership scheme 

Local Residents visit Furnace Lane

Jun
10

Orbit Homes welcomed local residents of the Kettering Borough to take at look at the Furnace Lane development yesterday evening

Orbit Homes wins Development Team of the Year at the 2011 Housing Heroes Awards

Jun
6

Orbit Homes is celebrating after winning a prestigious award from Inside Housing magazine and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH)

Stylish, affordable new homes coming soon to Shipston

May
24

Aspiring buyers will soon have a rare opportunity to purchase a beautiful, yet affordable home close to Warwickshire countryside as Orbit Homes prepares to launch Church View, a stunning collection of new homes in Shipston on Stour, later this summer.

Affordable new homes coming soon to Rugby

May
23

The first release of new homes at The Paddocks in Long Lawford, Rugby are nearing completion with a launch event planned for early June. 

Orbit Homes’ Head of Mortgage Rescue nominated for Housing Heroes award

May
18

Jenny Birch, Head of Mortgage Rescue at Orbit Homes has been shorlisted in the Inspirational Leader of The Year Category at this years Housing Heroes Awards

A new home of your own in Surrey from as little as £83,125

May
16

Orbit Homes is pleased to announce the launch of the latest phase of affordable new homes at The Acres on Saturday 21st May. If you dream of owning your own home but don’t think you can afford it why not come along to see how Orbit Homes can help?

Snap Up a Brand New Affordable Home in Scole

Snap Up a Brand New Affordable Home in Scole

May
5

Aspiring buyers are invited to come along to Orbit Homes latest development, Wisteria, in Scole on Thursday 12th May between 4pm and 7pm to take a first look at the beautiful new two and three bed homes now available.

Affordable living at an award-winning development

Affordable living at an award-winning development

Apr
26

Come along to Orbit Homes Open Day at Heron Heights on Saturday 7th May between 10 am and 3 pm to see how shared ownership can help you realise your dream of home ownership.

 

1,578 Reasons To Celebrate

Apr
21

Orbit Homes, the development and sales arm of the Orbit Group, have this week announced their year end results giving an insight into an impressive twelve months for the Housing Provider having assisted 1,578 people into home ownership,

Find out More about HomeBuy Shared Ownership at Orbit Homes’ Open Evening

Find out More about HomeBuy Shared Ownership at Orbit Homes’ Open Evening

Apr
13

Would-be buyers are invited to come along to Orbit Homes’ Heronsbrook development in Minster to look at the beautiful new homes on offer and to find out how the HomeBuy Shared Ownership scheme provides an affordable way into home ownership. 

Shared Ownership Open Evening in Northampton

Shared Ownership Open Evening in Northampton

Apr
11

Aspiring Buyers are invited to come along to Unity @ Trinity Green in Duston on Wednesday 13th April 2011 between 4pm and 7.30 pm

 

New Affordable Homes Available in Duston

New Affordable Homes Available in Duston

Apr
4

Why rent when you really can buy? Orbit Homes launches new development of affordable homes at Unity @ Trinity Green in Duston

 

Orbit offers last chance to purchase an affordable home in Watton

Orbit offers last chance to purchase an affordable home in Watton

Mar
22

Orbit Homes is offering aspiring buyers a chance to take that important first step onto the property ladder with their final release of 2 bed homes at Blenheim Grange in Watton.

New Affordable Homes Launch in Maidstone

New Affordable Homes Launch in Maidstone

Mar
17

Orbit Homes are inviting those hoping to get onto the property ladder to attend their open day on Saturday 19th March 2011. The event will be held between 10am and 3pm at Peter Pease Close, Off Ashford Drive in Kingswood and marks the launch of a stunning range of 1, 2 and 3 bed new homes

New home for Rugby couple just in time for new arrival

New home for Rugby couple just in time for new arrival

Mar
8

Tom and Hayley  didn’t think they would be able to afford to buy a home but then they found out about the HomeBuy Shared Ownership scheme, which would allow them to buy a share of the property and rent the remainder at a subsidised rate

Open day at The Point, Bexhill Saturday 5th March

Open day at The Point, Bexhill Saturday 5th March

Mar
2

 Orbit Homes is set to launch a range of stunning new homes at ‘The Point’ in Bexhill on Sea on Saturday 5th March 2011.

Orbit Homes Launch Furnace Lane Development

Feb
25

Would-be homeowners were treated to their first glimpse of Orbit Homes' brand new shared ownership development at Furnace Lane in Kettering on Saturday 19th February 2011.

Orbit shortlisted in two First Time Buyer awards

Feb
2

Orbit has been shortlisted for two national awards for providing cutting edge accommodation for older people and new high-quality housing to help get people onto the housing ladder.

Planning permission granted for extra care development

Feb
1

Orbit Homes has been granted planning permission to build a 104-apartment extra care scheme in Bedford. The scheme will be built on the site of the former St Bede’s School on Bromham Road in the town, and will incorporate some of the existing buildings into its design.

Orbit Homes launches building company

Jan
28

Set-up by Orbit Homes six months ago as its own contractor, Orbit Build has been initially tasked with building the company’s outright sale led developments.

The first of its sites, and currently under development, is Aspire at Norse Road, a 323 unit scheme in Bedford which began back in 2010. More projects are on the horizon for fledgling contractor.

Orbit Homes awarded planning permission for Edenbridge development

Dec
14

Orbit Homes and Kent County Council have been granted planning permission to develop the site of the former Eden Valley School in Edenbridge, Kent. Orbit Homes is buying the site from Kent County Council and, in its first joint venture partnership with Hill, will be developing forty houses on the site.

Housing Minister visits Orbit development

Nov
12

Yesterday saw a visit from Grant Shapps MP, Housing Minister, to Orbit’s Furnace Lane eco-homes development on the outskirts of Kettering in Northamptonshire.  

Construction apprentices for Orbit development

Oct
29

An innovative employment initiative, guaranteeing three young people an apprenticeship with Loughborough-based contractor and developer William Davis Ltd and its project partner, developer Orbit Homes, is underway at a £17m housing development in Long Lawford.

Celebrations at the start of Norse Road development

Oct
22

On Friday 22nd October, Orbit Homes celebrated its start on site at its 300-plus homes Norse Road site in Bedford with a groundbreaking ceremony. The development, named ‘Aspire’, will cost £29.5 million to build and is being partially funded by £4.6 million of funding from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

Orbit Homes provides affordable homes in Epsom

Oct
20

Work has started this week on a major transformation of Epsom station in Surrey as part of a £31m scheme to create a new retail, hotel and residential development by Solum Regeneration, a joint venture between Network Rail and Kier Property.

Orbit Homes top for funding in the West Midlands

Sep
23

Orbit Homes, the development and sales arm of Orbit Group, was awarded the largest amount of funding of any housing association developer in the West Midlands in 2009/10.

Project partners gather to mark start on site at Long Lawford

Aug
31

Project partners for a new housing development in Long Lawford, Rugby gathered today (31st August 2010) to celebrate its start on site.

Celebrations at the completion of Finbarrs scheme

Aug
24

Yesterday (24 August 2010) partners involved in the £4.8m housing scheme on the Finbarr site in Holbrooks celebrated its completion; bringing 44 much-needed new homes to Coventry, which now are fully occupied with new residents.

Orbit Homes receives funding to build 300 homes

Aug
13

After just over six months in existence, Orbit Homes is already marking itself out as a key developer in both the RSL and commercial sectors, born out by the £14 million of funding recently awarded by the HCA. This amounts to just under 300 homes.

Orbit Homes granted planning for Tileman's Lane

Jul
26

Orbit Homes has been granted planning permission to develop the Grade II Listed former Shipston House and the surrounding land into new homes.

Orbit shortlisted for Affordable Home Ownership Awards

Orbit shortlisted for Affordable Home Ownership Awards

Jul
6

Orbit is celebrating after its Briar Croft extra care scheme was shortlisted in the Affordable Home Ownership Awards West Midlands category.

Orbit Homes launches at the House of Lords

Orbit Homes launches at the House of Lords

Jun
30

 

Monday 28th June saw the national launch of Orbit Homes at the House of Lords. Taking place in the Attlee Room, the evening reception, hosted by Lord Geoffrey Filkin, brought together key stakeholders to celebrate the Orbit Group’s new venture.

 

Orbit Homes achieves top quartile performance

May
28
Orbit Homes is celebrating after learning it exceeded every Homes and Communities Agency start of year target in 2009/10.   

New research shows shared ownership will be vital

Apr
27

Shared ownership housing, where people part buy and part rent a home, will play an increasingly important role in England’s housing market, as house prices continue to rise, according to new research from 20 leading housing associations, supported by the National Housing Federation.

Welcome to the new Orbit Homes website

Feb
26

Welcome to the new Orbit Homes website. Orbit Homes is part of the Orbit Group and we will be using our forty years of experience to develop high quality new homes for sale. We will also continue to provide housing on a shared ownership basis.

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