33,000-home housing association completes 1,400 homes

Vivid has increased its annual development by 38%, exceeding its pre-pandemic level of delivery.

The 33,000-home housing association, in its latest financial statement, announced it completed 1,401 homes in 2021/22, hitting its target for the year.

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Mark Perry, chief executive of Vivid

The figure means Vivid has increased development 38% on the 1,010 recorded in lockdown-affected 2020/21, and also exceeded the 1,372 completed in 2019/20 pre-pandemic.

The association says it has now completed more than a fifth of the 17,000 homes it had planned to build between 2019 and 2030 and has control over land representing 11,648 plots.

It has set a target of increasing development further to 1,800 next year. If achieved, this would mean Vivid would have trebled its annual development rate in just six years from the 610 completed in 2017.

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The report said: “Our strong development programme has continued to deliver more homes at pace to address the shortage of homes in our region.”

The increase in delivery comes as several major housing associations have cut back on development due to the need to invest in existing stock, for building safety or decarbonisation purposes.

The association, which builds homes in the south of England, increased its annual pre-tax surplus from £62.4m to £72.2m. However, it reported a £7m drop in turnover, due to a £34m drop in income from open market sales, which was partially offset by increases in shared ownership revenue and rental income from social housing.

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