Sovereign Housing
Developing homes - aerial view of Newbury Racecourse

Developing homes

We're one of the most active developers of all housing associations in the UK, and have a 30-year track record of delivering homes from new-build, conversion and regeneration schemes. Our profits are reinvested into building communities for the future.

What we do

We deliver around 1,800 new homes a year for a range of tenures - with plans to build 1,900 new homes a year by 2022. We invest over £280m annually on new development; making the most of our relationships with central and local government and our ability to build successful and sustainable partnerships with house-builders.

Our independence and organisational strength allows us to build the right mix of traditional social housing and commercial tenures to meet local need. Our not-for-profit status enables us to deliver a broader range of housing to meet local-need.

We see joint ventures as a way to use our financial strength and assets creatively, working together with partners in a way that delivers a positive outcome for everyone.

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Meet the team

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Development strategy

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Development news

Where we are building

Explore our interactive map which shows where we are currently building by Local Authority areas (LA).  Showing homes completed, in progress (on-site) or planned (in the pipeline).   Or you can find out more about our key developments.



Our Home Ownership division manages the sales and marketing process for all of our shared ownership and market rented homes.

For more details visit our dedicated website Sovereign Living

Abigail Hunt, Shared Owner

Land and partnership working

Our shift towards a greater proportion of land-led schemes means we’re seeking to build both our land-bank and Joint Venture opportunities

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With a history spanning 30 years, we have a large volume of existing assets in all shapes and sizes, and are constantly assessing their value against opportunities to regenerate and provide quality housing for local people.

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Bristol development