Annual Report 2022-23

Building for Bristol

We build homes that create communities.
Homes that are high-quality and sustainable, in places people will love to live in for generations to come.

We made significant progress in 2022/23 and we’re proud to highlight our achievements in this annual report.

Students from One Lockleaze Skills Academy

Introduction from the Chair

Aman Dalvi, OBE - Chair of Goram Homes Board, Non-Executive Director

Aman Dalvi OBE, Chair of Goram Homes Board

It has been a year of great progress at Goram Homes. We started construction at two of our development sites, completed the award-winning Castle Park Energy Centre, and secured planning permission for hundreds more homes across the city.

As Bristol City Council’s housing company, we are accelerating the number of homes being built in the city, adding to the 11,000 that have been developed in Bristol since 2016. We’ll build more than 3,100 homes over the coming years – 1,435 of which will be at Hengrove Park, the largest development in Bristol this century. Half of our pipeline of new homes will be affordable, helping to tackle the housing crisis.

2022 was not without its challenges; with rising cost of materials and interest rates requiring careful planning with our partners. In some cases, this prudent approach meant a pause or change in building programmes. As a result, we are reporting improved figures against our business plan.

One Lockleaze is a brilliant example of how we do things differently: eco-focussed homes, more than half of which are affordable; high quality park spaces; and an onsite skills academy to train the next generation of house builders. I’m exceptionally proud to see our first homes being completed here and look forward to creating communities Bristol can be proud of.

2022-23 key achievements:

Cllr Tom Renhard breaks ground at Hengrove Park Bookends, with our MD Stephen Baker and development partner The Hill Group.

Overview

Cllr Tom Renhard breaks ground at Hengrove Park Bookends, with our MD Stephen Baker and development partner The Hill Group.

Our developments

We work in partnership to build homes that create communities. Homes that are high-quality and eco-focused. In places people will love to live in for generations to come. Importantly, we build a high proportion of affordable homes for social rent or shared ownership across our developments.

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Our finances

Of course, 2022 saw global economic challenges. We’re pleased to report figures that are better than forecast in our business plan, a result of taking a prudent approach in a difficult economic market.

CGI representation of one of the streets in Hengrove Park. Houses on each side of a leafy street, with blossom trees and pedestrians

Supporting our communities

Everywhere we build new homes, we work hard to make sure sure existing communities benefit too. Find out more about how we’ve supported Lockleaze this year.

CGI representation of One Lockleaze park area, with trees and vibrant green planted areas in the foreground.

Supporting our planet

We design homes to benefit both people and planet, aiming for EPC A and Net Zero homes across our developments. Find out how we’re exceeding industry and policy standards.

Our people

Our team grew to eight members of the staff in the financial year 22/23 and we are confident we have the right strengths and expertise to deliver our vision

Stephen Baker profile

Looking ahead

We have a strong pipeline of more than 3,100 homes, transforming brownfield sites into homes and communities for Bristol. So, 2023 is already shaping up to be a busy year. Find out about our priorities for 23-24.

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All Rights Reserved | Registered in England and Wales No.11597204.